Friday, April 5, 2013

Kawaii Sparkle Pins

Over on swap-bot.com there are so many awesome swappers and some of them have sent me the cutest kawaii flake stickers. These need to be shown off! What better way than to preserve them in resin and wear them?!?!


I start by collecting my supplies:


EasyCast Resin, Castin' Craft Mold Release, and a mold. For the embeds I need some
Kawaii Stickers, Mod Podge, microbeads, glitter, mylar flakes, and some eyepins and paint brushes.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves when working with resin for safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice :)


Paint a couple of coats of Mod Podge on the front of the stickers. This seals the paper from getting wet when put into the resin (keeps it from getting translucent, wrinkled, or having the colors bleed).


Paint a couple coats on the back of the stickers too!




Spray the mold with mold release and Mix up a batch of EasyCast Resin



This is a mold from Yaley Enterprises.
They make resin and Deep Flex Resin Molds along with a variety of colorants.
Check out all the offer here: http://yaley.com/SitePages.asp?ID=46
 



Fill the mold cavity(ies) of your choice.


Using an eyepin, submerge the sticker face down into the resin.


Add some sparkles!


Some microbeads!


Make sure all the glitter and/or microbeads get covered with resin. Then let set for 24-72 hours.


See the kawaii sparkle!


Now, it's time to add the pin backs. I'm using E-6000 adhesive to stick them on.


Press the pin backs on firmly then, let them dry face down for 24 hours to get maximum adhesion.


Once the glue has dried, they are ready to wear!



1 comment:

  1. That's so cute ;3 I want to try making something with resin!

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