Sunday, October 27, 2013

Textured Tombstone

Tonight's project is a textured tombstone pin!


I started by making a mold with EasyMold Silicone Putty and the lid of a nail polish...


The topper of these will come off if you pull straight up...


I mixed up a batch of the putty and made sure it was enough to fit around the lid...


I pressed the lid into the putty then brought the edges of the putty up around the lid to make a snug fit.
Let this sit for at least 2o minutes before removing the lid...


Give it another 24 hours before using with resin.


Mix up a batch of EasyCast Resin and add a drop of opaque white and a drop of black coloring...
*ETI recommends wearing gloves for your safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice!


Swirl the drops in the resin but don't mix completely...


Fill your mold with the swirled resin and let set for 24-72 hours to harden.


How neat is the mottled effect! This is the base for our textured tombstone...



The key to getting a great stone texture on this piece is Krylon Make It Stone in Obsidian
They have several products that work well with resin.
You can ckeck them out here: http://www.krylon.com/products/



Be sure to find a well ventilated area and protect your work surface...


Spray with a light coat of the Make It Stone paint and let this dry for a few hours...


Seal the Krylon with a couple of coats of Resin Spray...


Once the resin spray has dried you could turn this into you jewelry piece or you can add some writing with a Sharpie...


I went for a graffiti look...


Seal the marker with an extra coat or two of Resin Spray.


To turn the piece into jewelry I'm using E-6000 and a pin back...


Add some E-6000 to the pin back and firmly press to the back of the resin piece.
Let this set for 24 hours for maximum adhesion.


I love how the swirled resin color mixed with the Krylon Make it Stone can transform the resin into apiece that looks like granite!



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