Friday, November 1, 2013

Day of the Dead and World Vegan Day

Today is Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and World Vegan Day!
I am sharing the same project done in two ways to represent both holidays!

I took inspiration from the iconic sugar skulls and from the cute tofu cartoon character:

Start by mixing up a batch of EasyCast Resin and coloring it opaque white.
*ETI recommends wearing gloves for your safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice!

Pour into mold that have been sprayed with Castin' Crafts Mold Release.
I'm using a skull ice cube tray from Dollar Tree and Bead's Landing square mold from Michael's.
Let set to harden for 24-72 hours.

 These are the base pieces:

Paint the face of the Tofu Cartoon on the square using Acrylic Paint.
It is basically overlapping dots for the eyes and a semi circle for the mouth...

For the skull I'm using vibrant colors and painting on flowers, vines, and hearts.
Flowers can be made simple by making a ring of 4 or 5 dots for the petals and a dot in the center.

One the paint has dried seal it on with a few coats of Resin Spray.
Let this dry a while before handling to prevent finger prints.

To turn these into pendants all you need is E-6000 and bails.

I'm using Aanraku medium heart bails. Aanraku has loads of pieces that work perfectly with resin! You can check out what they offer here:
 Apply some E-6000 to the bail...

Press firmly to the back of the piece and let set for 24 hours to reach maximum adhesion.

Add a chain and you're ready to celebrate with one-of-a-kind style!

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