It seems like marble finishes are everywhere in home décor, so I thought I would try making an epoxy resin clock with my new resin clock mold. It’s much simpler than you might think to learn how to make a clock with resin! Follow along as I walk you through these step-by-step resin clock DIY instructions.
Supplies for this resin clock DIY project:
- Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
- Resin Obsession Opaque Color Pigments in white and black
- Pearl Ex – Antique Gold
- Embossing gun or other heating tool to blow out bubbles)
- Gold paint (acrylic)
- Clock Movement Kit
- Board or another surface to mount the clock on
I used a resin clock face mold with Arabic numerals.
I mixed my resin and divided it into 3 separate containers to create the colors I need for a faux marble finish.
WHITE: In one cup I added 6 drops of white colorant
GOLD: In another cup, I added a small amount of gold powder
If you are new to mixing resin, read this article first: How to measure and mix epoxy resin and hardener
I filled the entire mold with white resin first, being careful not to cover the middle part. That hole will be necessary for the clock mechanism I will install later.
Using a toothpick, I dropped in the gray and the gold and blended it into the white epoxy resin clock base to create a marble effect. I have learned that less is more when designing a marble effect for this resin clock DIY, so you will only need to add a little of each. Be sure to push it down since you want it to get to the bottom of the mold, since that side will be front-facing.
Using an embossing gun, I blew out the bubbles.
Twelve hours later, the DIY resin clock face was fully cured. I took it out of the mold.
Using a foam brush, I highlighted the numbers with gold acrylic paint.
This resin clock mechanism came from my local craft store and cost under $10.00. I felt intimidated to put this together, but it’s incredibly simple. Take the clock mechanism, which has a hole that matches the hole in the mold, and screw the clock hands on the top.
Optional: I could have stopped here, but I wanted to jazz my epoxy resin clock up a bit so I used a wood board and cardstock paper to create a backing.
Then, I drilled a hole at the top so I could mount my epoxy resin clock on the wall. A drill is something else I was totally intimidated to use when I first started crafting, but I have crossed that hurdle. Using one has widened my options when creating resin crafts.
To put the resin clock on the board, I had to add a nail for it to hang on. The clock mechanism has a hook on the back that needs extra space in order to hang properly on the wall.
I hung the clock on the board and mounted it on my kitchen wall for a cute and kitschy resin wall clock!
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