Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Haven Inspired Resin

I am soooo excited about the Season 4 Premier of Haven this Friday!

I have created a neat little project for this fun SyFy show!

I'm using EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts Mold Release, Mod Podge, and a shell mold.

I'm using these pictures found on a web search, resized, and printed out.

I "fussy-cut" the lighthouse.

Then trimmed it to be sure it fit in the mold

I then sealed the images with a couple coats of Mod Podge and let dry completely.

Spray the mold with mold release and mix up a batch of resin. *ETI suggests wearing gloves for safety* Also, gloves help keep your nails nice!
Fill the mold cavity with the resin...

Then use a toothpick to submerge the lighthouse about halfway...

Let this set to harden for 24-72 hours.

When the resin has hardened pop the piece out of the mold. (With this type of mold I usually put it the freezer for a few minutes to assist in getting the resin out.)

Next glue the resin to the other image, I'm using Glossy Accents, and cut it to fit the shell.

Now it looks like there is land and ocean behind the lighthouse!

I added another coat of resin to the back of the piece to seal in the image. Using the mold to hold the resin still can be helpful for odd shaped pieces.

Drag the resin just to the edges using a toothpick.

Let this layer of resin harden for another 24-72 hours.

Now that the piece is sealed and hardened, it can be turned into jewelry.

To make it into a necklace, I'm using a necklace piece, jump ring, Aanraku bail, pliers, and E-6000.

I'm using Aanraku Silver Leaf Medium Bails. Aanraku has loads of pieces that work perfectly with resin! You can check out what they offer here:

Add a dab of E-6000 to the bail...

Press firmly onto the back of the piece and let rest for 24 hours for the E-6000 to reach maximum adhesion.

Attach the bail to the necklace with a jump ring and your necklace is ready to wear!

Looking forward to more twists and turns and *Troubles* this season!

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