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Resin Tutorial: Cat Keychain

 cat resin keychain tutorial

 

For this project you will need the following craft supplies:

  • epoxy resin
  • cat head silicone mold
  • iridescent white heart confetti
  • iridescent white cellophane flakes
  • purple pearlescent resin pigment
  • rose red pearlescent resin pigment
  • pink alcohol ink
  • white/cream alcohol ink
  • eye screw x1
  • jump ring x1
  • ball chain keychain
  • candy beads x2
  • mixing cups
  • mixing sticks

 

A video showing how to make this project is also available:

 

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare and mix resin as per manufacturer's instructions.

Step 2: Pour a thin even layer of clear resin into the silicone mold. Do not fill the mold more than half way at this stage.

 

 

Step 3: Sprinkle heart confetti onto the resin and adjust placement of the hearts (if needed) using a stir stick.

 

Step 4: Sprinkle cellophane flakes onto the resin.

Step 5: Wait for the resin to cure.

 

Step 6: Prepare and mix resin as per manufacturer's instructions.

Step 7: Divide the resin into two mixing cups.

Step 8: To one mixing cup add pink alcohol ink, pink pearlescent pigment and white/cream alcohol ink.

Step 9: To the other mixing cup add purple pearlescent pigment and white/cream alcohol ink.

Step 10: Mix each cup well, making sure that the pigment has been thoroughly and evenly distributed into the resin to avoid curing issues.

 

Step 11: Pour the resin mixtures into the silicone mold. Fill the mold all the way at this stage.

Step 12: Wait for the resin to cure.

 

Step 13: When the resin has fully cured, de-mold the resin from the silicone mold.

 

Note: If you are using the latest version of this mold, your piece will come out shiny right out of the mold. In this case skip ahead to Step 17.

Step 14: Mix and prepare resin as per manufacturer's instructions.

Step 15: Dome the cat head by pouring small amounts of clear resin onto the resin piece. Gently move the resin towards the edges using a stir stick. Add more resin a tiny bit at a time as needed. Make sure that you work on a level surface.

Step 16: Wait for the resin to cure.

 

Step 17: Drill a hole at the top of the cat head.

Step 18: To the hole add the eye screw. 

 

Step 19: Add the jump ring to the eye screw.

Step 20: Thread the beads and ball chain into the jump ring. Place one bead on each side of the jump ring - start by adding one candy bead to the ball chain, then thread the ball chain into the jump ring and finally add the other bead to the chain.

 

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