Hello, my dear crafty friends, Irit here, and welcome to my October project made for ETI blog.
This time, I really messed up at first, but then those lemons gave me a great lemonade. So here is a story about my mess up.
I wanted to make some amber color resin trinkets and beads and I was thinking about the amber part that I already casted in the past.
1.So I mixed a pretty large portion of Easy Cast Resin
, like maybe total of 6 oz (3+3 of each part) and then in a second of bad lighting I added Transparent Red dye
into the whole mixture.
2.So now it was a kind of red and you don't have much to do, but to put it into your molds and to think it over when it's dry. And you don't have a lot of time to pick your molds or to use your Mold release. You need to move and move fast. So I picked two molds that don't need any release medium and just filled them with the red transparent resin.
3. After like 24 hours those pieces were out and in a great, still red shape.
4. But as this red seemed to for me and not interesting I decided to try gold paint that I had in my stash. A few of them were to light and not seen. A few were too thick and not nice looking over the resin. And then it was like " BINGO": very old, maybe 8 years old Spanish liquid gold paint and it was a HIT! Just two seconds to dry over resin pieces and look how gorgeous this golden coverage looks! And just to add: I just Googled this company. and after 3-4 tries with well known USA companies this Spanish gold is GOLD and available if you are interested...not a plug for the company, just information for you!
5. As a next step I just arranged my red- gold beauties into some wearable/useful trinkets.
Some were made as pendants. Some were made into magnets. One was done into a staple book mark. I also painted all metal parts I used with the very same liquid gold and as you see it looks like a real thing. Each piece here was glued with a small mix of the very same ETI Easy Cast Resin
and I added the same clear resin into this trinket with white pearls on the bottom.
Let me show you a few of them :
And some more:
And a few more:
Now that I know how to make this golden glaze over resin pieces, I am sure I will use all other pigments colors and will have a nice trinket collection to use with my future projects.
Labels: Castin Craft Mold Release, Casting Craft Dye, EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy, Irit Shalom