Neon resin leaves tutorial – make leaves with resin

neon resin leaves tutorial



neon resin leaves picture frame

How to make neon resin leaves

This project is graciously supplied by Carmi Cimicata of Resin CraftsOriginally published May 2014.  Updated April 2020.

Here is a bright and cheery project made possible by neon resin!

Gather your supplies

epoxy resin mixing cups

I have been wanting to make some neon coloured resin molds all winter.  Nothing brightens up a room more than a florescent orange pink or lime green.  I purchased these three inexpensive bottles of acrylic paint at my local craft store.

leaf plastic resin mold

The leaf mold is from Resin obsession and is a reusable polyethylene, so I definitely made sure I applied our Castin’ Craft mold release to it before working in it.

Note:  The leaf mold used in this project is no longer available, but this one will work just as well:

Mix and color the casting resin

Easy Cast resin neon paint

I am using a casting resin for this project.  I made one larger batch and then separated it into three cups.  Next, I added a few drops of the paint to each cup.

Here are some other ideas on how to color epoxy resin.

neon resin curing in mold

The resin colours were indeed the bright colours I was hoping for.  Neon is really hard to photograph though!

warped mold

TIP:  Double check that you are storing your molds properly.  I did not notice mine had warped a little so I poured in a little less resin.  I will be sure to flatten this out by putting a few books on it for a day or two before I use it again.

Demold the resin leaves

neon resin leaves

Fresh out of the mold I had a fabulous collection of leaves!

Special Note:  When you add non-resin colouring items to resin like paint, coffee etc. you can have a project that does not cure.  I only added 2-3 drops of paint.  My molded leaves are a little soft…I could bend them if I needed too, but they are certainly hard enough for this home decor project.

Find a project to use the resin leaves with

eiffel tower

I already had a project in mind for them.  I had this dollar store frame and a cool postcard from Paris.

painting resin leaves

The Eiffel Tower in the postcard is made with dark black lines so I mimicked the look with black sealing wax on my molded leaves.  I then sealed the wax lines with a coating of Resin Spray.  If you don’t seal it, the wax will just smudge right off.

painting frame

I painted my frame with some of the pink neon paint and arranged my neon resin leaves along with some neon buttons I have from HA Kidd.

neon leaves

This was a studio brightening project!

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