One of the major challenges I faced when I was just getting started in crafting props and accessories was making the massive leap from cutting and gluing things simple skills we began learning in kindergarten to working with new materials like resin, plastic and various rubber compounds which had more in common with an undergraduate chemistry class. In the snow. Now get off my lawn. That meant when I wanted to learn how to work with resin, I just bought a can and began experimenting — and while I did learn quite a bit, that trial-and-error process took its toll on my house and probably a few brain cells, as I unknowingly purchased one of the more toxic varieties. Still, it can be daunting to take a step into working with toxic chemicals — and rightly so, as misuse can cause serious damage to your health or property.
So this is a post I'll be adding to as we come up with more ideas. My daughter asked for help to create her Halloween costume this year, Raven from Teen Titans. I think they came out pretty amazing so I thought I'd share in case you want to try something similar:. Cast thin round shapes to back gems in our Large Circles Molds psst - you can customize our Large or Hearts mold sets to get multiples of the shape you want!