Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

resin shell

This beautiful, etched mold will help you create a gorgeous resin display piece.
Step 1

Mix 160 mL of clear casting resin according to package directions.

Step 2

Split resin evenly into five plastic cups. You will add mix-ins to four of the cups and reserve one for clear resin only.

Step 3

In one resin cup, mix in pink and Copper mica powder to create a melon shade.
TIP: Create your own shades and effects by mixing different dyes, powders and mix-ins!

Step 4

In another resin cup, mix in pink and orange opaque resin dye to create a similar melon shade.

Step 5

In a third resin cup, mix in fine, rose Gold glitter.

Step 6

In a fourth resin cup, mix in pink and orange opaque resin dye as in Step 4 and add shell flakes from the resin mix-ins set.

Step 7

Place the shell mold on a protected surface, like parchment paper. Pour each resin mixture into the mold starting with the darkest melon shade at the bottom and ending with clear resin at the top. Drag a craft stick from the bottom of the mold to the top to create lines of pulled resin. This will help give it a "shell" look.

Step 8

Let resin cure for 12-24 hours.

Step 9

To bring out the etched design, brush acrylic paint over the surface, let it dry a bit, and then wipe it off with a wet cotton swab (or baby wipe).

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