Do you know what you need more of in your life? Kawaii resin charms. Do you also know what you need more of? Spooky Kawaii resin charms. Luckily, you are getting both in this project. And if that wasn’t enough, you’re also going to use glitter. Get ready for your best resin crafts day ever.
Until tomorrow. 😉
Resin supplies needed to make Kawaii charms:
You might be asking yourself, what should I put in my Kawaii resin charms?
Some common items are:
*things with faces on them
*food items made with clay
You can find all kinds of fun stuff in the craft section of almost any store that has one.
Here are some other Kawaii ideas for making your resin charms.
Step 1: Get your supplies ready
Warm your resin in a hot water bath for five minutes before you use it. It will be easier to mix and you won’t have as many bubbles.
Put down a covering to protect your table. A silicone mat or wax paper are surfaces resin won’t stick to.
Lightly spray mold release over the mold. My go-to is the Castin’ Craft Mold Release. Let it dry for thirty minutes before filling with resin.
Pro tip: You can spray mold release the night before your crafting afternoon. That way, your resin molds are ready to go when you are.
Step 2: Design your sticker arrangement
You should test out the position of your stickers before you place them in the resin. You want to make sure you have an arrangement you like because moving them around in the resin will be messy. And more likely to trap bubbles.
Put your sticker arrangement on something non-stick. Luckily, one of my sticker packs came on a transparent plastic sheet. I placed my arrangements on the back of it.
Don’t forget, you’ll be working ‘backward’ when placing the stickers into your resin.
Step 3: Mix the resin
Because I want everything as clear as can be, I’m using Resin Obsession super clear resin. It’s the perfect jewelry resin because it won’t soften when I wear these kawaii charms.
You only need to mix enough resin to fill the mold cavities halfway.
Step 4: Insert the stickers
Since the first pour will be the top of the piece, you will need to place the stickers in the resin front side down. This is why it’s helpful to arrange your stickers ahead of time, so you know exactly how to place them into the resin.
Let the resin sit for a couple of minutes until it thickens before adding the stickers. This stops them from curling up and poking through the surface. It also keeps them from sinking too deep.
Too bad I didn’t follow my own advice. Mine did that, so I had to rescue the stickers and remove bubbles. Stickers can be pretty tricky to put in resin, but don’t let that discourage you from making Kawaii charms.
Let that sit for a couple of minutes until you can poke the surface and it is a soft set. The resin will dent but doesn’t stick to your stir stick or glove. Then, it’s time to mix up the second batch of resin.
Step 5: Apply a second layer of resin
This time, you’ll mix another batch of resin, but divide it. Then, use two different resin colors to make the back of your Kawaii charms.
Once you’ve got colored resin, pour it on top of the first layer. The colored resin will fuse with the clear layer to make one solid resin charm.
💡 Pro tip: You could let the first layer cure completely, but I didn’t want to wait that long. As long as the first resin layer is soft set, you can pour the second layer.
Step 6: Demold
Once cured, peel out of the mold and admire your lovely work!
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Originally written by Jasmine Moore.
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