Originally published January 2018. Updated January 2020.
Now that my kids are a little older, their school projects have become a little more sophisticated. When they had to do a diorama as a book report, I took that as an opportunity to take on my own resin diorama project.
If you aren’t familiar with dioramas, they are a miniature way to capture a scene from history, a book, movie, etc. I didn’t necessarily have a theme or memory in mind to make into a diorama pendant, but chose instead to ‘work backwards’ with their leftover diorama miniatures. Any store that sells supplies for dollhouses and model trains should have suitable items for making your own resin dioramas.
After allowing the second layer of resin to cure, I placed the mold flat. I mixed more super clear resin clear for a third pour and put the seahorse in that layer.
Note: Carefully plan out all layers of your diorama. I wanted blue resin to make the the seahorse look like he was swimming, but I needed to be sure it was behind him. Otherwise, you may not see him very well if he has colored resin over him.
Resin diorama pendants project 4
In keeping with my ocean theme, I want to make this crab into a drop pendant using a clear silicone cylinder mold. He is a little too big for the mold, but fit okay once I put him on his side.