DIY Milagros

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I love collecting milagros from Mexico. And  I love to use them in mixed media art and jewelry. I was thinking recently, I would like to make my own milagros with different textures and colors. So I went with resin.

This is what I used for this project: Ice Resin Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Epoxy Resin 8 oz Kit

molds

 

First I made a mold of the milagros I wanted to use – see my tutorial here.

I used clear resin.

milagros-resin

 

They came out like glass! This opens the world for so many opportunities! You can stamp on the back of them and then add paint.

milagro-back

For this one, I added gold paint on the back to get a clear look in the front.

milagro-earrings

For the earrings, I spray painted them silver and added jump rings and hooks.

milagro-paint

This one I used a gold paint pen on the top. More ideas to come!

Love & light,


6 Responses

  1. Hi Cathy,

    is there a special type of paint to use on resin so that it doesn’t scratch or wear off? Or do you find acrylic paint okay?

  2. you can always add paint to the resin also. there’s so much you can do with resin, I love these milagros.

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