Casting resin charms
When I made the choice to fill my epoxy clay frame with resin I already knew I wanted it to be a lapel pin. Once again, my kids toys are the inspiration for what I want to put inside the frame.
This Christmas tree was with the same group of charms as the hand from the handprint pendant tutorial. Once again, I didn’t DARE to use something in a project that any one of my kids could ever want later.
But I did decide to mold it!
I melted the Composimold and poured it into the mold box. (And on a side note, I was dying to make a mold of the hand from the handprint tutorial too.)
Make sure to pour the Composimold at least 1/4 inch above your model.
I mixed some Resin Obsession super clear resin and Alumilite dye to make my Christmas tree. For small space castings such as this, pouring the resin onto a toothpick can help guide the resin into the cavity. Before I was done, I sprinkled a little bit of Stampendous silver halo glitter mix on the surface.
Since I didn’t want the loop at the top (it wouldn’t have fit anyway), I sawed it off with my jeweler’s saw. If you don’t have a jeweler’s saw, you can sand it off with coarse grit sandpaper. Whether you saw or sand, you will need to finish up with a fine grit sandpaper to make the end look smooth again.
To finish the project, I need to glue the tree to the inside of my frame. I can’t decide, though, which side I like better. Glitter or no glitter.
Which one do you like better?