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HOW TO: DIY Hand-painted Midnight Resin Charm

For this project you will need the following items:

  • 2" Circle Silicone Mold
  • Epoxy resin
  • Black acrylic paint (I use DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Paint)
  • Yellow acrylic paint (I use DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Paint)
  • Black bat confetti x1
  • Blue resin pigment*
  • Silicone nail art brushes (or any other brush you have to hand-paint the scene)

 

First step is to pour a thin layer of clear resin into the silicone mold. Then let it fully cure. You will need it to be smooth to the touch and not sticky for the next step. 

 Pour a clear layer of resin into your silicone mold

 

When the first layer is fully cured, it is time to hand paint on the scene. I am using acrylic paints for this.

 

Hand paint the cured resin layer using acrylic paints

  

Hand paint the cured resin layer with acrylic paints

 

Once the paint has completely dried, pour another thin layer of clear resin.

 

Pour a thin layer of clear epoxy resin

 

Smooth out the clear layer of resin to cover the whole surface.

 

Spread the clear layer of epoxy resin to cover the whole surface

 

Then embed the bat confetti. Push the bat down to fully submerge it under the second layer of resin. To avoid having the bat moving around or from floating, cover it completely with resin.

 

Add the bat confetti to your uncured clear layer of epoxy resin

 

Wait for the second layer to fully cure, or until it is in solid jelly form, and then pour in the blue pigmented resin layer.

 

Pour a layer of blue epoxy resin for the final layer

 

When the resin is cured, remove the resin charm from the silicone mold. 

 

De mold your resin charm from the silicone mold

 

Pour a clear layer of resin on your resin charm to dome it and make it super shiny.

 

Pour a clear layer of epoxy resin to dome your resin charm

 

When the doming layer has fully cured, your Midnight resin charm is complete. You can turn it into anything you like at this point. I made mine into a magnet.  

 

Finished epoxy resin charm

 

Tip: This resin charm is made from 3 layers. Try not to handle the mold as much as possible. With silicone molds you risk detaching the resin from the mold when handling, and the second/third layer may seep up to the front and ruin the resin charm (or create additional work to salvage it).

 

 

Watch the video here

 

Notes:

*I am using the following resin pigments for this project. I used the color Sapphire Blue.

Resin Pigments