Saturday, June 15, 2013

Glowing Flower Rings

I had previously used Scribbles brand to make some glowing resin and I wanted to be sure that Tulip brand 3 deminsional fabric paint worked too! It works just the same and offers additional colors!


I was super excited to find that Tulip has glow in the dark paints in purple and blue! These are all of the colors of glow in the dark deminsional fabric paint that I've been able to find so far- many of the colors are shared by both Scribbles and Tulip.


I also wanted to try out a new mold I got- it was with the polymer clay stuff at Hobby Lobby. It has several types of flowers and leaves.



Makins Clay molds work well with resin and jewelry clay!
Check out their products here: http://www.makinsclay.com/products/push_mold.php
 


Here's what I'm using... EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts Mold Release, Tulip glow in the dark puff paint, the mold, and some glitter.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves when working with resin for safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice :)


Spray the mold with mold release and mix up a batch of EasyCast Resin. Seperate the resin into different cups for each color you're making.


I squeezed some puff paint into the resin and added some glitter. Stir well but gently to avoid bubbles.


Slowly pour the resin into the mold trying not to overflow the mold cavities.


Let these set for 24-72 hours until they harden.


The Tulip paint worked the same as the Scribbles! This mold worked well and the EasyCast Resin was able to capture all the details!



To make the flowers into rings we'll need some E-6000 adhesive and a ring blank. These would also make great pins!


Apply a dab of E-6000 to the ring's surface.


Press the ring onto the back of the flower and let dry for 24 hours for maximum adhesion.


Now it's a fun ring- would be great for a garden party!



And it glows!!


2 comments:

  1. Thank you!!! I was researching for many ways to tint my resin pieces and wondered about the tulip fabric paints...what you are using I think is a bit different from the Tulip Fabric pain trefill bottles for spray right? Do you think its the same and would work?

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    1. The spray paints probably have more water and water and resin aren't very good friends :( If you wanted to try it I would suggest testing a small batch first before trying it on a big project.

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