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Paint faux bugs to look real and then trap them in resin!
Make awesome realistic bugs and trap them in resin for your curiosity cabinet!

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  • How to make an ornament. Faux Bugs In Resin - Step 2
    Step 1

    Glaze Coat Resin
    DecoArt Metallic Lustres
    Black Americana Acrylic Paint
    *Dries matte so it's the perfect paint for this project
    Plastic bugs
    Silicone molds
    *Got my mini cake molds at the dollar store
    Paintbrushes

  • Step 2

    See how here:

  • How to make an ornament. Faux Bugs In Resin - Step 3
    Step 3

    HERE'S HOW
    1. & 2. Paint the bugs in the black Americana Acrylic and let dry
    3. & 4. Embellish the bug with DecoArt's Metallic Lustres
    *Mix colors like Brilliant Turquoise and Elegant Emerald
    5. & 6. Mix a batch of Glaze Coat making sure to follow the instructions to a "T"
    7. & 8. Pour the Glaze Coat into the molds and then pop the air bubbles with a small torch or long arm lighter
    9. Place the bugs in face down, cover the filled molds and let cure overnight

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