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: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GLOW-IN-THE-DARK-PAINT-PIGMENT-POWDER-COATING-mix-in-latex-varnish-plastic-etc-/120787352157)
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: http://yaley.com/SitePages.asp?ID=46



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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