Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Part 2 Casting Resin using a Blanket Mold

Welcome to part 2 where I'll be casting resin using a Blanket Mold made with EasyMold Silicone Rubber!

You can find part 1 here: http://resinjewelry.blogspot.com/2013/08/making-blanket-mold-with-easymold.html

When you are using blanket molds they may need to be reinforced so that the resin doesn't alter the shape of the mold. They might also need some extra stability if they don't sit quite level. This is achieved with some sand (or rice) and a bowl that is big enough to hold the mold.


You can use sand from the beach and sanitize it (bake on a cookie sheet at 200F for 30 minutes) or grab some decorator sand from a dollar store of craft shop.



If you get a bowl with a lid you can store the same sand for future use!


Nestle the mold into the sand but be sure not to get any sand in the mold.


 

Grab your supplies: EasyCast Resin, Dyes, Glitter, and the Mold.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves when working with resin for safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice :)

 
 
Mix up a batch of EasyCast Resin and start adding in your "ingredients". This is some of my scrap glitter, it is almost black looking but is made of several different colors.
 

I'm also using some Pearl Pigment...


And some transparent blue dye...


It culminated in this navy spacey blue :)


Pour the resin mix into the mold...


Let this set for 24- 72 hours until completely hardened.


Begin unmolding by gently peeling the mold away from the resin.


EasyMold Silicone Rubber is really flexible and makes getting your resin out super easy!


The original is on the left and the new one is on the right!


My surface was not level (OOPS!) so I got a couple of jagged bits...


To remedy this I am sanding the jagged areas. This makes the resin surface opaque so it needs to get another coat of resin.


Mix up another batch of EasyCast Resin and fill in any pocket areas and use a toothpick to spread the resin over the opaque areas to get that shine back! Let this set for another 24-72 hours to harden completely.


The layer of resin really helped get rid of jagged areas!! The glitter settled causing a color gradient...


I love how the EasyMold Silicone Resin was able to replicate the bracelet so I can match my wardrobe!! 
 



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