How to Make Resin Crystals using EasyMold and EasyCast
Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft, sharing an especially fun resin craft. Sparkly rainbow making crystals are wonderful! This fun craft makes it possible to make as many gorgeous crystals as desired…enough to fill a treasure box! They appear identical to real quartz crystals and reflect the light in the same manner. Learn how to make resin crystals using EasyMold and EasyCast resin. Let’s get started!
This is a 2 phase process. First making the mold of the crystals and then making the resin crystals.
- EasyMold Silicone Rubber
- Small plastic container that fits the crystals
- 1 or more actual crystals (could be formed out of clay or wood)
- Hot Glue/Gun
- Mold Conditioner and Release Spray
- EasyCast Resin
- Stirring Sticks
- Mixing Cups
- Disposable gloves and worksurface
Begin by making the mold of the crystals. Find a plastic container that fits the actual crystals you have. Crystals could also be formed out of some oven-bake clay or carved out of wood too.
Spray the inside of the container with the Mold Release Spray gently. Next, place some hot glue on one facet of the crystal.
Press the hot glue onto the bottom of the plastic container, securing the crystals in place.
Now it’s time to mix up the EasyMold Silicone Rubber. Read and follow the directions carefully.
Mix one part of each tub and mix thoroughly.
Once mixed according to the directions, pour the silicone rubber in the plastic container, completely covering the crystals. Let the container sit for about 24-48 hours.
After the silicone rubber is set, remove the mold from the plastic container. It can be a bit tricky…but keep working at it with a stirring stick, loosening up each edge.
Trim the top of the silicone rubber mold with a small pair of scissors. Then mix up the EasyCast Resin. A good way to know how much to mix up is to fill the mold with water and then empty the water into a measured cup…then mix up that amount. Mix the EasyCast resin in the 2 phase process according to the directions.
Pour the resin into the crystal mold. Let the resin cure for 24 hours.
Then remove the resin crystals from the silicone mold. Repeat as many times as desired!
These resin crystals are stunning! No need to worry about bubbles, those add character and realism to each crystal. They reflect sunlight like a prism. Now you know how to make resin crystals–what will you do with them?
See? You can’t even tell which ones are the real quartz crystals.
Make a bunch for a treasure chest, Princess/Pirate themed party favors or just to brighten up the window sill.
Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on her blog 5 days a week.
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