Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spooky Skull Resin Ornaments

 
  I have a little black tinsel tree that was looking so bare until I made up these resin skull ornaments! Just the right size and full of enough "spook" for Halloween!
To get started, you will need Amazing Casting Resin, Alumilite Black dye, a craft sheet or wax paper to work on, quick release spray made for resin crafts, a skull ice cube tray, scissors, wire, a dixie cup, stir stick, e-6000 and rhinestones.


 Spray the inside of your ice cube tray with the release spray, use a q-tip to get the stuff in tight crevices. Dab up excess with a tissue, set to dry.  Cut 1" to 1 1/2" pieces of the wire. Bend the ends to make a small loop. Measure your resin in the cups provided. Because this is the quick set resin, make enough to only fill half of the tray.
 Normally you can just squeeze a drop of allumilite into the resin, but I was going for the gray look, so I used a toothpick to grab enough color from the dye and added it to the "A" side of the resin.
Mix in color completely, then pour both both the "A" and "B" resin together into a dixie cup. Mix quickly as it will begin to set.

  Pour into your skulls. only filling half way.

When you begin to see the resin set, place your wire pieces into the resin mix, leaving the straight edge out. the loop at the other end will anchor it into the ornaments as it fully sets.

 When set, after about 10 minutes or hard to touch, don't 'pull' the skull out by the wire. Instead, pull the mold away from the skull and then it will easily pop out.

 Trim any edges with your scissors. Then decorate the skulls eyes with your glue and rhinestones.
Bend the wire to make a hook and hang from your tree.
I don't know about you but once I added the rhinestone eyes...I instantly was reminded of a TV show I loved when I was younger. "land of the Lost". Remember the Sleestaks? :)
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