Resin is a versatile substance that opens a world of creative possibilities for crafting charming and intricate projects, such as adorable resin turtles. So, forget about the dread of going to your local markets to scavenge the perfect piece for your newest project and make your own, personalized item that will stand out from the rest! Whether it is your kid’s school project or your fish bowl is feeling a little empty, resin has got you covered!
- Turtle Silicone Mold
- Epoxy Resin and Hardener
- Liquid Resin Pigments (Green, Zinc, Blue, Pink, and White)
- Black Mica Powder
- Small Cup with Thin Spout
1) Prepare the Base of the Molds
To begin this project, pour clear resin mixture in the cavity of the turtle mold. Make sure that you add sufficient quantity or else the recesses will not get enough resin and the body parts of the turtle will not form properly. Although resin is self-levelling, you also need to make sure that it reaches the crevices of the mold as well for a flawless finish by gently tilting the mold sideways. When working with resin, always wear your gloves to avoid any allergic skin reactions or irritation.
2) Add the Colors
Take the liquid resin pigments of your choice to add some colour to the turtle. Squeeze a few drops of each colour onto the clear resin mixture and let it spread naturally.
Again, tilt the mold sideways to ensure that the pigment reaches the inner cavities.
Add another layer of colours by squeezing more drops of each colour until you reach desired effect.
Let the mold sit for about 6 hours so that it can achieve a gel like consistency and the color pattern can set as well.
3) Add the Final Layer
Once the first coloured layer has slightly firmed up, pour black resin mixture over it. As the first layer has not fully cured, it will act like an adhesive and allow the black resin layer to bond with the coloured layer without mixing into it. Leave the mold to dry for about twenty-four hours.
4) Demold the Turtle
After the mold has completely dried, you can carefully demold it to get a beautiful and stunningly detailed resin turtle.
Give it to your kids and make their day or set it in your empty fish bowl to add some colours and beauty to it.
Making beautiful artworks out of resin is as easy as it can get, and you can personalize them as well! From using your favourite colours to creating shapes that you haven’t been able to find anywhere else, there is nothing that you cannot achieve with resin. So, what are you waiting for? Get your supplies right away and start making colourful turtles for your home or your kid’s next school project!