Monday, October 12, 2015

Resin and Gold Crafty Trinkets

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.

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