Stags are often associated with Christmas and winter season, and with the ever-increasing popularity of nature, they have made a comeback as a Christmas ornament favorite. As the annual festival is approaching, people are stocking up on related decorations and presents.
It has also brought a chance for you to be unique with your plans. So, instead of buying ordinary things from your nearest stores, get your hands on some resin stag supplies to bring out your creativity for this season. Scroll down to find the supplies and instructions you need for resin stags project:
Following is the list of supplies you need to make your aesthetic resin stag:
- Stag Silicone Molds
- Epoxy Resin and Hardener
- Mustard, Dark Green, White, Indigo, Plum, and Azure Blue Mica Powder
- Dried Flowers, Leaves, and Pollen
- Resin Curing UV Flashlight
- Golden, Dark Green, Silver, Indigo, Azure Blue, and Plum Glitter
- Small Cups with Thin Spouts
- Stir Stick
Below are the detailed instructions that you can follow to make beautiful stags for decoration:
Fill the Molds
To start making resin stags, you first need to fill the stag silicone molds with epoxy mixture tinted with your favorite color. For the first mold, take mustard and dark green resin mixtures in separate cups with thin spouts and pour the mixture in each of the stags in the mold. Keep in mind that this project requires three resin layers for each stag cavity so, only pour enough resin for each layer. Taking cups with spouts will help you control the quantity of the mixture that you use for each stag at a time.
Add Flower Details
Once you have added the base layer, take some dried flowers and start setting them in the stag cavity.
For this purpose, make sure that the first layer has achieved a gel-like consistency after being set for about three to six hours. This will ensure that flowers and the base layer of resin stick together nicely. To make it easier to add the flowers, you can use some glue on a small coaster, lightly dip each flower, leaf, and pollen in the glue with the help of tweezers before placing it in the stag mold.
Once you have positioned the flowers where they best fit, you can use your resin curing UV flashlight to quickly dry the glue and fix the flowers in their position.
Once the glue has dried, you can pour your second, clear resin layer to seal the flowers and leave the mold to dry for some time.
After this, you can take some gold and dark green glitter and apply it to the antlers, tail, and hooves of the stags. Use glitters of the opposite color for each stag. For example, you can use gold glitter for dark green stag and dark green glitter for mustard stag.
Once you have applied the glitter, you can pour the third and final layer to seal everything in place. After all three layers have been poured, you can leave the first mold to dry overnight. Curing of resin takes about a full day so give your mold at least twenty-four hours to fully dry before you can demold it.
Repeat the Process for Remaining Molds
For the second and third mold, you have to repeat the same process that you used for the first mold. Use alternating glitters for the pair of stags in each mold to make them stand out.
Use flowers, leaves, and pollens of contrasting colors for each stag as well. This way, they will be sure to catch the eye of whoever looks their way.
Demold, Add Neatness, and Cheerish
Once all three of your molds have fully cured, you can gently take them out and place them where you want. If you notice any resin residues sticking at the edges of the stags, use a toothpick to take them off carefully. Removing the resin overflow will add more neatness to your artwork.
Aesthetic resin stags can be a great addition to your home during the winter season. They not only give Christmas vibes but also add to the beauty of your place. You can also use them to surprise your kids with the most beautiful winter season decorations for their rooms. It is sure to put a smile on their faces. So, get your stag supplies right now and start your winter project before it is too late.