Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Resin Bracelet Using Crayons

With classes starting tomorrow I thought I would post a Back to School related post!!
I love using crayons in crafting for all sorts of things. I wanted to see what would happen it I used them with resin. It's a neat and unique look!!
I used EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts Mold Release, a bracelet mold, crayons, and a sharpener.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves when working with resin for safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice :)


Start by picking some crayon colors. Unwrap them and make piles of the crayon shavings.


Make piles of each color you want to use.


Mix up a batch of EasyCast Resin and spray your mold with mold release.



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
 



Fill the mold about half full of clear resin.


Put pinches of crayon shavings into the resin. You can make patterns or just go at random.




Make sure that the crayon is completely submerged in the resin.



Top it off with some more resin to be sure the crayon is fully encapsulated.


You can add more shavings if you have gaps! Then let set for 24-72 hours until hardened.


The crayons keep the original color and have a very unique texture. These crayons are too cool for school!!

6 comments:

  1. I never knew of such cool things before!!?!?! it seems pretty easy and simple.. (@dlhwz, follow me #15)

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  2. This is so cute! I'm here for yet another blog swap and once again you have amazing jewelry on the blog! It must be really cool when you buy new clothes and you don't have to look for accessories, you can just make your own :D

    Tanja (tanchyka on swap bot)

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  3. Cool! Resin for me is sooo hard to work with,


    -Zefaniya (Follow me #15)

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  4. Very beautiful! I've heard about resin and making beads out of it, but I've never tried it. Hobbies enough, I thought:-) And I love how you combined the colours. It is a lovely bracelet!! I've been on your blog before and I thought I became a follower. I'm mistaken, but now I am a follower! Yayyy!!!

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    1. For the Follow me # 15 swap @ swap-bot.com
      Lucine

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  5. Love these! I've melted crayons in silicon molds to make shaped crayons, but have yet to work with resin. When I do, I will definitely have to try this!

    Magena22 (Follow Me 15)

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