How to Make Ornamental Resin Chameleon
With ornamental resin chameleons, you can bring the nature to your home in a cool way. You can also use them for your garden tables as outdoor decorations, and it is sure to mesmerize your guests.
Following is the list of materials you would require to make your resin chameleon:
- Chameleon Silicone Mold
- Iridescent Mica Powder/Chameleon Pigment
- Paint Brush
- Black Mica Powder
- Epoxy Resin and Hardener
- Gold Paint Marker
- Small Cup with Thin Spouts
Step by Step Instructions
Mentioned below are the detailed instructions that you need to follow to make a splendid resin chameleon:
- Dust the Silicone Mold with Mica Powder
To start this project, you will use a technique that requires you to apply the mica powder directly to your silicone mold instead of mixing it into the resin epoxy mixture. This is to make sure that you get your desired color on the top and a different-colored base, to create contrast.
Start by taking your chameleon silicone mold and using a clean paint brush to apply the iridescent mica powder or chameleon pigment to it. When you are dry brushing the mold, make sure that you apply it to all the sides, corners, and crevices as well. This way you would not have to deal with any annoying bare spots when your project is ready.
TIPS: Make sure that you use enough mica powder in the mold so that the top gets a solid color, and it does not show any base color if the top, color shift layer is too thin. Dry-brushing with color shift mica on the top layer is done because it will be going on a black base. The black base will make the chameleon pigment pop.
- Add the Resin Mixture
After you are done dry-brushing the chameleon silicone mold, slowly fill the mold with the black tinted epoxy resin mixture. When you are adding the resin in the mold, make sure that your epoxy makes a slight dome. If it is flat, the resin mixture will make a concave meniscus when it cures. This does not mean that you overflow your mold with the resin mixture because then you would have to shave off the overflowing edges with a blade.
If you see air bubbles in the mixture, you can use your lighter to get rid of them carefully but make sure you don’t damage your silicone mold while you do it. Now, you can leave your mold for about twenty-four hours so that the resin can cure.
- Demold and Add Detailing
Once your resin has cured, you can demold it and use a gold paint maker to add some details to your beautiful resin chameleon.
Paint all the ridges on the resin chameleon to make it prominent.
After this, you can place it where you like to add beauty to your place.
If you want some new ornamentations for your place, you should get your hands on some resin chameleon project supplies as it not only acts as a fun ornament but also gives your place a touch of uniqueness.