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Zelf een Make-up & Sieraden Organizer Maken - itsOkay

Make your own Make-up & Jewelry Organizer

In this manual, Stefanie shows you how to make a beautiful organizer from epoxy resin. You can make it in all kinds of colors and edit it with different decorations. Stefanie makes this organizer with the organizer making set .

My name is Stefanie, I am 38 years old and work as a flight attendant. What started with making a few coasters with epoxy resin has grown into making many creations that I invent, design, make and also sell myself. On Instagram my name is CreaStessie . Feel free to take a look at my Instagram for inspiration!
Because we spent more time at home last year, I thought it would be fun to start crafting with epoxy resin, also known as resin called resin . I have been approached several times by itsOkay for manuals on working with epoxy resin. So this project was tailor-made for me and after a telephone consultation about what I wanted to make, I eagerly awaited the items. Within a day I had all the things I needed and I could get started.
I will take you through the creative process of making a beautiful makeup and jewelry organizer with epoxy resin . I have included clear photos so that the process is easy to follow. A step-by-step plan with videos can also be found on my Instagram. Have fun reading this guide and making it!

What do you need:

- Makeup and jewelry organizer set (6 molds)
- 1:1 epoxy resin from itsOkay 500gr
- Pot with gold foil for decoration

Possibly:
- UV epoxy resin or super glue for securing the parts
- Metallic powder pigments or other colors
- Mixing cup / scale , stirring sticks and gloves
- Apron to protect your clothes or put on old clothes
- Little mixing cups or small containers
- Lighter or heat hair dryer
- Garbage bags or something else to protect your work surface
- Tool to remove sharp edges (Ferm Combitool )

    Making the organizer

    Step 1: Preparation.

    Make sure that all items are ready in a protected and clean workplace, free of dust and hair. Dust and hair can easily get into you resin work flies and then dries together. This is not nice and a great waste of your creation. It is important that the surface you are working on is level so that your resin does not run to one side. It is also wise to make your work in a place that you will not need for the next 24 hours, because you cannot move your work once you have finished pouring. Think carefully in advance what you want to make and which colors you will use. You have approximately 30 minutes of processing time, so good preparation is very important. In the photo you can see how I like to prepare and place my things. I do the mixing and coloring on a protected surface and the pouring on a level desktop. Then the silicone molds were prepared on top.

    Step 2: The mixing resin

    We use the Epoxy resin 1:1 casting resin . I'm going to mix this in a silicone mixing cup. This epoxy resin is suitable for larger projects and is somewhat thicker than other epoxy resins . Because the epoxy resin is somewhat thicker, the colors do not immediately flow into each other. That is very useful for what I want to make.


    Because I am going to fill all the molds at once and therefore need quite a lot of epoxy resin, I am going to empty both bottles into my mixing cup. You can easily mix the epoxy resin 1:1. You can use mixing cups for this: I used an empty yogurt bucket so that I can just throw it away later. I empty both bottles of epoxy resin (A: epoxy resin + B: hardener) into the bucket. I make sure that the bottles are completely empty so that I have an equal amount of both liquids. I always weigh this carefully to avoid mistakes. Accurate weighing is really essential. If you are working with another epoxy resin, I always recommend weighing both components before mixing them, otherwise you run the risk that it will not harden. I then set the timer to 4 minutes and mix the epoxy resin and hardener thoroughly with my stirring stick. Do this very carefully. Scrape the edges and bottom well, because everything needs to be mixed together very well.


    After stirring well for 4 minutes, I divide the epoxy resin that wants to color over the number of cups that I will use to mix with the color pigments. I put 1/3 in one cup for the champagne pigment , 1/3 in the other cup for the pearl white pigment and 1/3 in a cup for the gold flakes .
    I add a generous scoop of color pigment to the epoxy resin in the cups with a stirring stick. I also stir this very well, so that it becomes a nice, even color of epoxy resin and the gold flakes mix well with the epoxy resin.


    After this, I add the gold flakes to the epoxy resin in the cup and stir this well again. The larger flakes therefore become somewhat smaller.


    Step 3: Casting

    I cast the silicone molds with the patterns I came up with for this project. With the antlers you have to do this slowly and carefully because it is a thin and narrow mold. I remove excess epoxy resin with a damp cleaning (baby) cloth. After this I go over the epoxy resin with my heat hair dryer to remove air bubbles. This can also be done with a burner , but do not go too close to the edges of the mold. You can then damage the molds / allow them to merge with your creation and that is a shame.


    I start by pouring the epoxy resin mixture with the champagne color. Around it the gold flakes, then the pearl white and that alternately. I pour it a bit haphazardly and usually the flakes first because they sink to the bottom. The paper cup with the champagne color and pearl white resin, I fold the edges of the cup towards each other in a spout. Filling the antlers must be very slow and careful because this mold is thin and you don't want to overfill the mold. After pouring, I always carefully go over it again with my hair dryer to remove the last air bubbles.


    I always cover my works so that no dust can swirl in them while drying. I use a fly net for this, which is sturdy and does not touch my work. Now I let all the molds dry with epoxy resin . If you are satisfied with your work and it remains that way, it must dry for at least 24 hours. The exact time it takes to dry depends on the temperature in the room where you are crafting. The warmer, the faster it dries, but at least 24 hours is a safe starting point.

    Step 5: Remove from the mold and assemble the organizer


    After curing for at least 24 hours, you can remove all parts from the molds. And start putting it together. One part comes out of the mold a little easier than the other part. Do this carefully so as not to damage your part and your mold. After this, I sand away the sharp edges of my work with my Ferm Combitool . In some places where a little too much resin has been poured, you can easily sand it away with this tool. I also sand the end of the antlers slightly so that they fit more easily into the body of the deer.


    Step 6: Placing the parts

    Now you can start placing your different parts. See what is a nice place on the plateau for you. I chose to attach the parts at the same time. I use the ready-made UV epoxy resin from itsOkay and a UV lamp for this. You can also use super glue for this, for example. I put some UV epoxy resin under the part that I am going to glue to the platform, place it in the desired location and put it under the UV lamp for 1-2 minutes.



    Do this with all your parts and you have made your own jewelry and makeup organizer from scratch. Now you can place your jewelry and makeup in the organizer. Voila! A beautiful showpiece for your room.

    I hope I have inspired you :) Good luck and have fun with your creation! Love Stefanie!

    Do you want to make this too? 
    - Epoxy resin 1:1 casting resin
    - Jewelry organizer making set
    - Gold flakes
    - Gloves
    - Mixing cup / scale
    - Color pigments
    - Possibly ready-made UV epoxy or super glue for attaching the parts to the platform.

    More information?

    Do you have questions about making art, jewelry or casting/coating floors or other objects? Several people work at itsOkay epoxy experts each with their own expertise. We are happy to help you.
    Please contact the customer service from itsOkay or take a look at it Epoxy knowledge center .

    Comments

    • Hey, Wanneer komen deze mallen terug binnen? Ik kijk er naar uit, ze kunnen te bestellen. Groetjes Jennifer

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