Sunday, September 1, 2013

Glasvegas CD Release Ring


I am very excited about the new Glasvegas album coming out tomorrow! Later...When The TV Turn to Static is the latest album by this awesome Scottish band!


You can check out their album sampler video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnw0EaiiHpY
And if you want your very own copy you can order it here: http://glasvegas.mamstore.co.uk/

I am loving the black and white zig zags on the cover and decided to replicate it in resin!



I'm using EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts Mold Release, Castin' Crafts Opaque Dye, Beads Landing square mold, and a Wilton Gum Paste Mold.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves for safety* Also, gloves help keep your nails nice!



To start mix up a small batch of resin. Color the resin black. Be sure to shake the opaque dyes to make sure the pigment comes out first (think when you use ketchup without shaking!)



Pour this into the zig zag mold and let it set up for about 8-12 hours before removing from the mold. It will still be flexible and fragile- this will be good for cutting it to size!



Mix another batch of resin and color this one white.



Pour into the zig zag mold and give it another 8-12 hours before unmolding.



Now that we have our black and white zig zags we need to get them fitted together and cut to the right size for our mold. You'll need a template for your square mold or a ruler, an exacto knife, scissors, and some Glossy Accents glue.


If you don't have a template, measure the width of the mold cavity and cut to that size.



Use the exacto knife to put a good deep dent into the resin...


 Then snip it with the scissors.



Layer as many as you need to reach the right height of the mold cavity and trim along the top and bottom as needed.



To help get these strips to hold together when I move them around I'm gluing them with Glossy Accents. It dries pretty quickly but you still have to hold them together for a minute while the glue starts setting.



Now, mix up another batch of resin but leave this one clear. Fill the square mold about half way with resin...



Then put in the zig zag piece in face down...



Finish filling the mold and make sure that the zig zag piece is completely submerged and that there aren't any air bubbles trapped beneath it.



Let this sit for 24- 72 hours until hardened.



To turn this into a ring I used a ring blank and some E-6000.



Apply some E-6000 to the ring blank....



Firmly press to the back of the resin piece and let set for 24 hours to reach maximum adhesion.


It looks like a mini version of the cd cover!
I could also see this done with different colors maybe brown and blue or pink and gray! Endless possibilities!!



Can't wait to grab the new album and show off my coordinating ring!

3 comments:

  1. Nice job and very creative! Is that a Wilton mold you are using....the pink one? I have customers ask me if Wilton molds are good for resin and I have to tell them I don't know.

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  2. Ah, I just saw the part about it being a Wilton mold. :) I missed it when I read it through the first time.
    Nice post. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  3. Oh wow...! I had no idea this could be made at home...and a whole blog devoted to it, too! How cool is that! Will def be poking around here :-D
    NadaGenovefa (SW: FM15)

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