DIY: Heart resin charm Tutorial
This project did not go completely as I initially imagined, but at the same time whatever does? Two unintended effects resulted when I was doing this resin charm - the alcohol inks grouped to the middle (which I coincidentally like better) and the final layer that I poured had a lot of micro bubbles (but created an effect that I like). Most probably, had I planned to make these effects, they wouldn't have come out, so don't worry if your project does not turn out the way you had imagined. Sometimes it's for the best 😊
- 2 inch Heart Shaker Silicone Mold
- Epoxy resin
- Alcohol inks: Pink and Fuchsia
- Multi colored clay heart confetti
- Iridescent heart confetti in pink, red and hot pink
Prepare a batch of epoxy resin to the brand's instructions and fill your silicone mold to the top.
I am using the Pink and Fuchsia alcohol inks for this project.
Add drops of the alcohol ink randomly to your uncured resin. I'm not sure why mine ended up grouping to the middle, but I suspect it might be because I did not add enough alcohol ink.
Wait for the resin to fully cured and de-mold your resin charm from your silicone mold.
Next add a thin layer of resin into the middle of the charm and add the clay heart confetti. Then wait for the resin layer to harden.
Then add your sticker into the charm by sticking it on well. When done, add another thin layer of resin into the middle of the charm and sprinkle on the iridescent heart confetti. Wait for the resin layer to harden.
In my case, the middle part was not filled to the top, so next I first poured enough resin to fill the middle, and in the same step started to add more resin bit by bit to do the doming as well.
Wait for the resin to fully cured and your resin charm is complete.
View the video here