RESIN INITIAL STUDS
- Mod Podge Alphabet Mold (google) I bought this at Michaels
- Resin (I used Alumilite White Amazing Casting Resin)
- Gold Leaf (I bought silver leaf at Michaels, then gold from this etsy store)
- Stud needles
- Glue (I used E6000)
ABOUT THE RESIN:
I used Alumilite White Amazing Casting Resin, which (crazily) cures in minutes. My first batch freaked me out because it cured in the cup. While experimenting I wasted quite a bit.
It comes in two parts, hardener and resin. Mix equal parts in a cup. I didn't add any colorant or paint like in because it cures white.
I would recommend doing very small batches. I found that mixing enough resin to fill the mold was even too much--- it would cure before I was finished pouring! (Crazy.)
You can see that it cured too quickly here:
Please be in a well-ventilated room and wear gloves.
Before mixing my resin, I added the gold flakes to the mold. Set aside.
Mix your resin according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
Quickly pour into the mold.
Once cured, they will pop right out.
Trim and sand your letters.
Attach a stud blank with glue to the back.
I love the white with the gold!
You can also skip the step with the stud needles and put the letters on bobby pins or pinbacks, etc.