Last week Andrea and I had a joint beading table filled with a confection of colored and glitter-infused resin curing in molds. Well........ we popped our resin out of the molds!
bobby pins and adorn the hair. The really large (and really cool) butterflies are screaming to be hung in a window. The plethora of rounds, ovals, rectangles, and diamond shapes will be made into rings and necklaces.
As we were working, Sarah made a very astute comment: "when you think you have enough glitter, add more". This proved to be the key for making the really intense focal points we were desiring. Some of the molds we poured earlier with less glitter now look dull by comparison. Another discovery was that a thin, clear layer of resin placed in the mold first (and allowed to fully cure) produced a magnifying effect when the next layer was glitter filled resin. Finally, we also discovered that pouring a dark opaque colored resin as the third and final layer really helped to make the colors below it pop.
If you love resin and are wanting to try some molds, check out the selection here.