Monday, October 21, 2013

Duplicating Napoleon with EasyMold

 This is a post that combines my two favorite topics: resin and Napoleon Bonaparte.  
This year I managed to find one of these Napoleon bottle openers in my antiquing travels.
They are not unique.  They are still sold in most Paris tourist shops.  I wanted an older one...and it is quite heavy.

To make my mold I chose ETI's EasyMold.  
Did you know I wrote and filmed the EasyMold how-to video?  
It is a very easy way to learn more about mold making.
 I knew it would be an awkward mold to make, since I did not want the bottle opener section.  You can see that I placed the main part of the bottle opener into my EasyMold.  
 For my first experiment I poured in some white EasyCast resin.  The area I wanted turned out perfect, but I did still have the remnants of the bottle opener section.
 This was easy to just cut away.  
Then I noticed that I had a tiny bubble in Napoleon's nose.  When you pour resin into a mold, sometimes air bubbles get trapped in the tiny areas.  Next time I will be sure to tap my mold a few times to let these air bubbles escape.
 I used metallic rub-ons to colour my new Napoleon pendant and then sealed it with Resin Spray.
I am thrilled with my results.  The detail is extraordinary and I have so many ideas for what to do with these Napoleon pendants!  I plan to make them in several colours.

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.
It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.
West Pine Creations said...

It so easy to make. Can't believe it's that easy. I love it.

Vita said...

Lovely diy ;)
p.s. visit my blog http://haveyoumetvita.blogspot.com

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