Friday, July 13, 2012

Resin Tutorial - Animal Print Charm by Cute Treats

I've been working with resin for over a year now and I always have asked myself; How do people do animal print on resin?! Doing a couple of experiments I discovered the animal print technique and now I'm sharing it with you! Hope you enjoy ♥ 



*Materials*
Resin - I use Easy Cast
Mold Release (Castin Craft)
Glitter - Color of your preference
Plastic Cups
Wooden Stick
Black Sharpie (not shown in the picture)
Patience :)


First, clean your mold and add some mold release. Let it dry 
Mix to equal parts of resin in a cup. The amount depends on the size of the piece you are going to make. Mix slowly for about two minutes. Try to prevent bubbles from forming.


Add the resin to the mold ( I forgot to take a picture of the star without the pattern but it should look like the heart) Fill just half of the mold. Let it dry for about 12 hours or until the top is dry.

With a black Sharpie draw the animal print pattern in this case I choose a zebra pattern.


While the pattern dries mix again equal parts of resin. This is going to cover the other half of the mold.

Add lots of glitter!

Pour on top of the animal print pattern.

I was experimenting with different colors :) Now this is the hard part...waiting! Let it dry for about 24 hours!

24 hours have passed. Yay!!!! They should be ready to be pop out of the mold.

This is the finished piece. Now you can glue a bail on the back to turn it into a necklace!

Hope you have learned a little bit from me :) Feel free to leave a comment. I will greatly appreciate it!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Red onions...no tears!


Exploring new options to make my miniature food more realistic I decided to make a red onion to put on a burger. I have to say that at first I had no idea of where to start. I started by putting a very thin purple clay layer over a translucent piece, cut it into thin slices and then giving them a round shape. Then I thought about making a cane; closing it at the end so it looks like a whole onion, and I did. Here's my finished piece! 






I have to say I'm really happy with the result. What do you guys think?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

My second art fair!

 Recently I was part of an art fair in my hometown Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico with a lot of talented artisans. This is the second time I participate in an art fair and I have to say that the first time I wasn't prepared at all. I went with a white table top and my pieces! That's it! No decoration no nothing. I was starting out and I had no idea how to prepare my table to be attractive, so this time I was perfectly aware of that tiny detail. I am really satisfied with the way everything came out. People were surprised, excited and everybody was talking about my work! All my sacrifice is finally paying off!!







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