Friday, September 15, 2017

Makeover Your Phone Case with Resin and Gold Leaf

Give Your Phone a Luxe Makeover with Gold Leaf. This project is great if you want to personalise your mobile/cell phone or any other portable device. All you need is epoxy resin, gold leaf flakes and a clear plastic case to fit your device. If you'd like to see this tutorial in action, head over to my YouTube channel :  Supplies Transparent snap on plastic case to suit your device Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin (just like the name says, this is super clear epoxy) Metal Leaf Flakes - I chose gold Gas lighter Graduated plastic measuring cup Wooden stir stick Utility knife Protective gloves and eye wear Measure out the resin in a 2:1 ratio..... ...... and mix it following the package instructions. Apply the resin to the OUTSIDE of the case. It's easier to control when you drip the resin onto the case rather than pour it on.  The side of the wooden stir stick will help you spread it out evenly. It’s OK if some of the resin goes ov...
Friday, September 8, 2017

Silicone Putty Mold Making - Mermaid's Tail Cupcakes

What little girl wouldn't be thrilled to have mermaid cupcakes for her birthday party? Or for that matter, what big girl wouldn't want mermaid cupcakes? After all, inside every big girl is a little girl at heart! So I'm decorating a batch of these for my Mum's upcoming birthday celebration. But to start, we need to make a mould and I found the perfect item to make one from whilst I was wandering through the toy aisle recently. So, let's get started. Here's what you'll need to make your own: EasyMold Silicone Putty  - This is a food grade silicone and it's FDA compliant so it's perfect for this project Mermaid doll with a plastic tail about 7.5cm (3") long White Gum Paste Pastel Pink edible paint Edible Pearl Gold lustre dust Edible Pink lustre dust Edible glitter - Light Blue Disco Glitter - Gold Paintbrush cupcakes frosted with blue buttercream icing Make the Mermaid's Tail Mould Measure out equal parts of Parts A a...
Monday, August 7, 2017

Silicone Mould Making - Resin Starfish Food Label Holders

When you need to replicate a small item in a hurry, EasyMold Silicone Putty is the solution to making easy, detailed moulds. Once your mould is cured (in just a few minutes!), you can fill it with resin, clay, wax or soap, and because the silicone is food grade, you can even fill it with chocolate or use it to make unique ice cubes. For an upcoming tropical-themed birthday celebration, I want to use starfish as food label holders to place in front of the platters on the food buffet. But I only have one starfish so I'm going to make a mould of it so that I can cast as many as I need. When you need to reproduce a small object like this in quick time, then  EasyMold Silicone Putty  is a great choice for making your mould. I've split this tutorial into three parts so you can jump straight to the part you want to learn more about:  Making the mould ;  Casting the starfish in resin ; and finally,  Colouring the starfish  and turning them into food label holders. 1. Make t...