Saturday, June 22, 2013

4th of July Glowing Pins

I found all these cute 4th of July embellishments on sale at Hobby Lobby and thought they would be so cute in resin! I made some pins to celebrate the 4th of July and tried out a new product to get some glowing effects!

The Glow in the Dark ability is provided by glowing powder pigment that is  a typical white-ish color in light but glows sky blue in the dark or under a black light (the specific one I used was purchased here:
These are some of the little embellishments I purchased!

Spray your mold with some mold release and Mix up a batch of EasyCast Resin. I poured some of the glow powder into the resin just like it was glitter and then gently but thoroughly mixed it in.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves when working with resin for safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice :)

Pour into the mold but only about half way.

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:

Press the focal pieces face down into the mold cavity.

I added in some confetti stars...

Then some tinsel glitter in red, blue, and silver. I then finished filling up the mold cavities.

Then on the back I added some ultra fine glitter in red, white, and blue. Let these set for 24-72 hours to harden.

This is how they look under a black light...

This is them glowing- it's a great blue color!

It is so easy to turn them into pins with some blank pin backs and E-6000 adhesive.

Just add a dab of E-6000 to the pin back...

and firmly press to the back of the resin piece. Let the glue dry for 24 hours to get maximum adhesion.

Now I have some nice glow in the dark 4th of July party favors that will be able to rival the fireworks!


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