Thursday, September 26, 2013

Owl Hairpin using marker as a colorant

I wanted to share an experiment with you that I did!
I had used some hi-lighters to color resin to make it black light reactive previously and I thought why not use regular markers as colorant!

I'm using EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts Mold Release, a Martha Stewart mold, and markers.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves for safety* Gloves also keep your nails nice!

I am in love with this mold- it just screams autumn!
You may recognize the acorn from the acorn zipper pull I did last week :)

The markers I'm using were in the Michael's 50 cent bin in front of the store- nothing fancy just a basic kid's marker set.

Spray your mold with mold release.
Mix up a batch of resin.
Pop the marker open to get at the sponge core- this may take some effort, I had to pry the back off with a pair of scissors.
*Please be careful and don't cut yourself*

Gently squeeze the marker core to add a small drop of color to your resin.
I'm using a small drop of orange and a teensy drop of brown.

Gently mix this in until you reach a nice uniform color.

Pour into the mold...

It's good to have a spare mold handy for when your cup runneth over lol!
Let these set for 24-72 hours until completely hardened.

Isn't this color great with these fall emblems!!

To make my accessory I'm using E-6000 and a hairpin blank.

Apply some E-6000 to the hairpin...

Press firmly to the back of the resin and wait 24 hours for maximum adhesion.

Isn't it adorable!! A great way to add some fall flair to your hair!


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