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Resin Tutorial: ❄ Snowflake resin shaker

 snowflake resin shaker tutorial

 

Resin shakers are a popular and versatile craft project that allow you to create unique and eye-catching pieces. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crafter, making a resin shaker is a fun and rewarding activity. In this blog post, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating your own resin shaker.

 

Overview

Basically there are 3 parts involved to create a resin shaker. You first need to create the shaker base. You then place the embellishments into the shaker base and finally seal the shaker. If you want to make a liquid shaker, there is an extra step, where you will need to drill a hole and fill the shaker with liquid shaker oil. Keep reading for step by step instructions and a video tutorial.

 

Video Tutorial

 

Craft supplies

For this project you will need the following craft supplies:

 

Instructions

Step 1: Measure and mix epoxy resin as per brand instructions.

 

Step 2: To the resin add iridescent white cellophane flake glitter.

 

 

 Step 3: To the resin add iridescent white fine glitter.

 

 Step 4: To the resin add a small amount of holographic silver fine glitter.

 

 Step 5: Mix the resin well.

 

Step 6: Pour the glittery resin mixture into the snowflake shaker silicone mold. Do not fill the mold all the way at this stage - only up to 80% full.

 

Step 7: To the remaining resin mixture add a small amount of light blue mica pigment powder. Mix well.

Step 8: Pour the light blue resin mixture into the snowflake shaker silicone mold, filling the mold all the way.

 

Step 9: To the resin in the snowflake shaker mold, add iridescent white snowflake confetti. Start by placing the confetti onto the resin.

 

Step 10: Using a silicone tool or a wooden toothpick, embed the confetti into the resin by gently pushing them down.

 

Step 11: To the remaining resin add sky blue alcohol ink and an additional small amount of the light blue mica pigment powder. Mix well. 

 

Step 12: Pour the blue resin mixture into the tiny snowflakes mold. 

 

Step 13: Wait for the resin to cure.

Step 14: Once the resin has fully cured, remove the resin from the silicone molds.

 

 

 

Step 15: Paint the detail using white acrylic paint. 

 

Step 16: Wait for the paint to dry.

Step 17: Clean off the excess paint. There are two method on how to do this:
Method 1: Use a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol/surgical spirit and wipe the excess paint off, or
Method 2: Submerge the resin pieces into a bowl of water and using your fingertip gently rub off the excess paint. (this is the method I opted for this time -  watch the video for a demo) Make sure to dry off the pieces well before proceeding to the next step.

Step 18: Fill the shaker with the shaker inserts you made along with any other embellishments that you would like to add.

 

Note: if you are not using an acrylic shaker lid and making your own shaker lid using transparent film, prepare the transparent film now before proceeding to the next step. 

 

Step 19:  Add a small amount of resin to the edge of the shaker and place the shaker lid. 

Note: To speed up the process, you can use UV resin (as shown in the video), but epoxy resin works too.

 

Step 20: Cure the UV resin using a UV lamp or wait for the epoxy resin to cure. 

If you want to make a dry shaker, your project is complete. If you want to create a liquid shaker, continue to the next steps.

 

Optional additional steps to make a liquid shaker:

Step 21: Drill a hole at the side of the snowflake.

Step 22: Using a needle tip squeeze bottle, fill the shaker using liquid shaker oil.

Step 23: Seal the hole using some UV resin/epoxy resin, or if you want to turn the shaker into a charm, use an eye screw dipped into some resin to seal off the hole.

Here is a video showing how to make a liquid shaker:

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