HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN DIY RESIN FURNITURE APPLIQUES AND ONLAYS. [VIDEO]
Hi, sweet #sifamily, and happy December to you! I’m kicking off our ‘official’ Christmas season with the most simple DIY ever… but I promise once you try this, it’s going to transform ALL your projects from ho-hum, to AMAZING!
Today I’m sharing how to make your own easy Resin Furniture Appliques and Onlays.
Casting is really fun and easy but I’m giving you fair warning — it’s kind of addictive!
I’ve used a lot of these onlays and appliques on my furniture makeovers but they’re also incredible for craft projects and home decor. This plain $2.99 Goodwill box is a perfect example!
Here’s what I started with…
And here’s the difference a little paint, gilding wax, and a faux wood applique can make!
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HOW TO MAKE RESIN APPLIQUES [VIDEO]
I created a YouTube video so you can see this resin casting in action. I’ve also included what NOT to do. This casting resin turns into a globby mess if you don’t work fast enough… lol.
If you have any issues with the playback, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel here.
HOW TO – DIY RESIN APPLIQUES
- Pour Amazing Castin Resin A-B in 1:1 ratio into measuring cups provided. A measured 1:1 ratio is half and half or 50/50 – equal parts of each.
- Take the A fluid and B fluid and pour them both into a paper cup.
- Mix thoroughly until the milky color turns translucent.
- Pour into the silicone molds to cast the appliques.
- Use craft stick or toothpick to maneuver the liquid resin into all the nooks and crannies of the silicone mold.
- Work quickly as this resin starts to set within 2 minutes. (example of working too slow on video!)
- Let resin sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Once cured, remove from silicone mold by pulling the silicone away from the applique.
Casting resin sets in 10-15 minutes and will turn white once dry.
I really like this resin for detailed molds. Because it’s a liquid, it takes ALL the shape and details beautifully. Take a look!
Once the resin applique is set, it can be glued onto your project. I used Bondweld but Liquid Nails or E6000 works really well too. Once it’s glued on and secured, that’s when the painting fun starts.
HOW TO HIGHLIGHT DECOR MOULDS
To make these appliques really POP and stand out, here are a few tips.
Gilding Wax – apply a small amount of this gilding wax to highlight the raised area or go crazy and gild the entire applique.
Dry Brushing – Run your brush over the applique with a tiny amount of paint in the color or your choice.
Dark or Light Wax – Apply a dark or light wax over the applique and then rub off the access. The wax will stay in all the nooks and crannies to give it an antiqued look.
Metallic Paint – Paint the entire applique or use a dry brush technique to hit the highlights.
This makes a really pretty holiday centerpiece for my living room table.
What do you think of these faux wood appliques?
It looks like it was original to this box, don’t you think?
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THESE RESIN FURNITURE APPLIQUES AND ONLAYS … OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
Wishing you a beautiful day filled with inspiration and Happy Painting friends!
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