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!