Saturday, July 20, 2013

Glowing Paint Button Bracelet

I'm still going crazy for glowing stuff this summer! I wanted to see how well glow in the dark acrylic paint would work in the resin!
It worked like a charm, or in this case, like a button!



I'm using EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts Mold Release, Glow in the Dark Acrylic Paint, and a button mold and a bangle mold.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves when working with resin for safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice :)



These are  glow in the dark paints that I'm using:


Spray your mold with mold release the mix up a batch of EasyCast Resin. Carefully pour the resin into the mold but leave a little space at the top to add color.


I'm using a toothpick to add some paint to the resin and stir it around. You can ofcourse mix each color seperatly to get a more even coloring before pouring but since I am making tiny buttons I didn't want to waste all those cups!


Once you've mixed the color in to your liking let these sit for 24- 72 hours until hardened.


The paint leaves them slightly translucent and....


The have a great glow!



I wanted to make a button bangle out of these! I usually take my left over resin and pour it into the botton mold- who can have too many buttons!



This bangle mold needs 15 buttons to go all the way around. You can put your buttons into a pattern or just be spontaneous with it!



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
 




Mix up a batch of EasyCast Resin and carefully pour it into the bangle mold but only about 3/4 full to leave room for the buttons.



Carefully insert the buttons making sure they are fully covered with resin. You can add another layer of resin on top if needed.



Let this set for 24- 72 hours!



Now you have a cute button bangle...



And it can glow too!




10 comments:

  1. Hello!
    I'm HangMeUpToDry from Swap-bot, and you were my partner for the Blog comment hop, so here I am!
    I've never seen resin jewellery making before, but it looks amazing! The bracelet you just made is incredibly pretty and I want one!
    Consider yourself followed... ^.^

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    1. Thanks so much:) Always glad to have a new follower!

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  2. Cool project! I haven't worked with resin but I'm very interested in it. And I love the glow-in-the dark idea! Got to try this one of these days. Thanks for sharing!

    H2OBaby
    Blog Comment Hop #3 (Swap-bot)

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    1. Resin is a little intimidating at first but it's definitely worth trying!

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  3. I love this idea! I made one resin thing in my life when I was younger, it was for a keychain and it had a dry flower in it, but it didn't turn out well. I had no idea you could make jewellery with it! Very cool.

    Tanja (tanchyka from Swapbot)

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  4. Oh, I kind of wish I hadn't found your blog, because the resin stuff looks AWESOME! Is this the kind of stuff you see when you see bracelets filled with hard candy? I once saw one that was a bunch of pills. It looked neat, but there was an outcry over using medication in it.

    Resin looks awesome, and I really don't need another hobby.

    Stephanie - follow me 14

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    1. Thanks! Yes this works with candy! I haven't seen any with pills but it sounds neat- not sure why there would be a problem with it since you wouldn't be able to get the meds out again :/

      If you try it out let me know I'd love to see your creations!!

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  5. You are very talented when it comes to jewelry making! You are a wonderful crafter! ♥

    - Mamieberry (Swap-bot, follow me #14)

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