Hi everyone! Welcome to our first day of DIY Gift Giving ideas that you can create. Fluid Art is so much fun, and with the holidays upon us, I thought it would be fun to share with you 10 of my favorite DIY gift-giving ideas so you can create beautiful gifts for your family and friends.
Each day I will post a new idea for you to get inspired from. I will list the materials I used that include links for you to purchase them yourself. Each post will have a video that I have created to see how I completed the project, step-by-step. As always, contact me with any questions or comments on this post, or comment on the video post on our YouTube channel.
Are you ready to get started with this project? Let’s create Resin Jewelry and Makeup Organizer!
BONUS: I decided to add a little bit of extra fun into our 10-day event. I will be giving away the Resin Beach Tray that I created in Day 1 of our 10 Days of DIY Fluid Art Gift Giving event! The give-away instructions are detailed at the end of this post.
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Here are the supplies I used:
- Makeup Jewelry Display Tray Molds Kit
- Unicone Resin
- Colourarte Primary Elements, Robins Egg & Pink Parasol
- Perfect Gold Pigment Powder
Creating with resin is fun but it is important to learn about how to use the resin safely. Believe it or not, safety is one of the most commonly overlooked steps when working with resin. I know I wanted to jump right in and start creating but I quickly learned that I needed to read up on the safety measures so that I could enjoy this medium for years to come. Here are a few basic safety guidelines to review before you start working with resin:
- Well ventilated area. It is crucial to work in an area that has good circulation and/or open windows. Some resins emit fumes that can be toxic.
- Gloves. Yes, there is a thing called resin allergy. Wearing gloves is the easiest method to help with ongoing and prevent future skin conditions while working with resin.
- Respirator. Protecting your lungs is a top priority. Wearing a respirator provides consistent protection to your lungs while working with resin.
- Clean spills immediately. Don’t let resin sit on your table or floor. Use paper towels to scoop up as much as possible then use denatured alcohol or isopropyl alcohol to clean up any remaining residue.
- Safety goggles. Not only do goggles help prevent unexpected splashes from touching your eyes, but they prevent you from touching your eyes. If you are like me, you will touch your eye without thinking. Getting resin in your eyes is dangerous. If you do get resin in your eyes, flush with water repeatedly and seek medical attention immediately!
- Apron. Aprons are great to help prevent resin from getting on your clothes and then absorbing and touching the stomach. When you are working, you can get easily focused on your process and not even realize resin has been touching your belly for 5 minutes or more!
The Process: Day 1
The first step is to put on your gloves, make sure you are in a well-ventilated area and use a respirator (optional). It’s time to mix your resin! You can use any resin brand name that you have on hand. I love Unicone resin, and I have plenty of it in my studio. It mixes easily, and it does not hold onto air bubbles. For this project, I mixed about 12 ounces of resin according to the directions on the bottle.
Once my resin is mixed and ready to go, I will mix the pigment colors: Robin’s Egg and Parasol from ColourArte Primary Elements and the gold from AGA Studio. The easiest way to mix colors is to add a small amount of resin into the cup with the color and mix thoroughly. Once the color has been mixed, then add the remaining amount of resin.
Now that my colors are ready, it is time to fill the molds. I started with the deer mold because I knew that I wanted it to be a solid gold color. This mold was a little tricky to fill. The cavities for the ears are tiny, and an air bubble got trapped in each one. I pinched the ears and pushed the air out before filling the mold to the top.
I filled the lipstick holder next. I wanted it to be a little brighter than the rest because it is tall and wide. I decided to fill it half with the Robin’s Egg color and half with the Pink Parasol color. After filling, I gave the resin a short blast of heat to release any trapped air bubbles.
For the tray, I was originally going to make it a solid gold, but I decided to experiment last minute, and I added the Robin’s Egg and Pink Parasol colors to the center. The gold always takes over and spreads, but it was fun watching the resin move and blend.
The cup is next. I wanted to fill with the gold first and then the colors last. The gold is heavier, and if I added the gold last, the entire cup would have been swallowed up with the gold!
For the jar, I did the same as the cup and added the gold first and then the colors but I made the lid a solid gold color.
Filling the antlers was fun. I used a wood stir stick to place the resin. This did take a little bit of time but it was a lot easier than I originally thought.
With the remaining resin, I filled the flower mold that I will be gluing to the jar’s lid. I will now let the resin sit for 24 hours before I start demolding.
The Process: Day 2
Now it is time to demold our resin pieces! I am glad I did let these cure for 24 hours. The tray, the antlers, the flower, and the jar lid all came out very easily.
The jar, the cup, the deer, and the lipstick holder all took a little extra effort to demold. I am very happy with how these all turned out!
What do you think about our Resin Jewelry and Makeup Organizer gift idea? What colors would you like to use? Contact us or comment on this post. We would love to hear your thoughts!
Enter Our GIVEAWAY
I am so excited to offer this Resin Beach Tray as a gift for our 10 Days of Fluid Art DIY Gift Giving event! Please complete the information below and share it with your friends!
This event will run from November 20, 2020, through November 30, 2020. I will select and announce the winner by December 10, 2020. I am also including FREE shipping of this tray to any U.S. address.