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.
Do I hear a Dance Dance Revolution party calling?!