Saturday, June 8, 2013

Black Light and Glow in the Dark Butterflies


This time around I've combined the black light reaction with the ability to glow in the dark all while testing out some neat new products!! The results are very cool!!


For all the neatness, there weren't very many supplies this time: EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts Mold Release, a hi-liter, glow in the dark glitter, and a Martha Stewart Jewelry Clay Mold.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves when working with resin for safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice :)


They have a brand new section of Martha Stewart stuff in the jewelry section at Michael's. One of the new products was this butterfly mold which has great detail!


I wanted to try out some different methods of making my resin glow and one of the things I found is Glow in the Dark Glitter (also at Michael's). They had Martha Stewart Brand and Recollections brand. I went with the Recollections since it was a bit cheaper.


I sprayed the mold with Castin'Crafts Mold Release and set it aside to dry and mixed up a batch of EasyCast Resin.

 

Then, I broke apart the hi-liter to get at the marker's core.


I squeezed a few drops into the resin and mixed thoroughly but gently to avoid air bubbles.


I poured in a healthy portion of the glitter and mixed it in well.


I pinched a pour spout into the side of the paper cup and very carfully poured it into the mold. Then I let it sit to harden for 24- 72 hours.


They came out of the mold very easily!


Under a black light the pink color comes through...


When you turn out the lights they glow green!


I opted to make them into hair pins using some E-6000 adhesive and these hair pins I found in the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby. They have a plate on the looped end perfect for attaching resin to!


Just add a dab of E-6000 to the plate.


Then firmly press it to the back of the butterfly and let the glue dry for 24 hours for full adhesion.


The little butterfly is so cute and no one would suspect all of its glowing abilities!!



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