Saturday, May 18, 2013

Black Light Resin Bracelet


While wondering around Wal-Mart I ran across these new Neon Sharpie markers which claim that they react to black light! They really do :) Any little doodle and it glows just like all the black light posters! Being in need of a bracelet to go with my black light pendants I decided to make one using the Sharpies!


The supplies this time are: EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts Mold Release, bracelet mold, an overhead trasparency, Neon Sharpie markers, and glitter.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves when working with resin for safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice :)


I started by making a template of the bracelet using some junk mail.



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
 





 I used the bracelet template to cut a piece of transparency to the right size.


I like the design on this stationary so I simply laid the piece of transparency onto and began tracing the design using the markers.


Here's a shot of the tranparency pulled away from the spot where I was tracing.


Continue down the entire strip of transparency.


Spray the mold with Castin'Crafts Mold Release and mix up a batch of EasyCast Resin.





Fill the mold with resin. Using a paper cup is great for this because you can pinch a pour spout into the side.


Completely submerge the transparency strip into the resin. You can use your mixing spoon or a toothpick to keep you fingers clear of the resin.


Once the transparency had been submerged I added some glitter. I sprinkled it around the entire circumference of the mold as evenly as I could manage. Then set it to harden for 24-72 hours.


Once completely hardened it's pretty easy to pop out of the mold. The transparency disappears and now it looks like the design is floating in the resin.



Under the black light the design glows and also lights the surrounding resin!


Do I hear a Dance Dance Revolution party calling?!



8 comments:

  1. That is so cool! Now I need to get a bracelet mold. :)

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  2. Very cool project, Emily. I"ve always been interested in resin, but never tried it. May have to buy a bottle of Easycast next time I'm in the states.

    coleenfranks
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    1. I think resin is loads of fun! You might be able to order some online or find some at a craft store locally- although I'm not sure what brands they might carry all the way in the Ukraine!

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  3. Oh wow!

    This is a neat post! If I have a famous blog or something, I'll definitely link your post. It's so creative! Your effort is so appreciated. I guess you're enjoying doing this :)

    The tracing with the stationery part was also a great idea. Thanks!

    abbyaguas
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