Step 1: Materials
Amazing Casting Resin
Spray Primer (not pictured)
Sand paper (not pictured)
Step 2: Design
I chose a simple design and some fancy lettering for the initials on my fob.
In my program (Jasc Paint Shop Pro) I used the mirror option.
Remember: If your design has words, letters or numbers the design must be reversed.
Once cast, it will read correctly.
Cut out the design.
Step 3: Creating Fob Mold
Roll the clay so the top is smooth and large enough for the size of the design.
This fob is quiet shallow, so depth wasn't a large concern.
Press the template into the clay as evenly as possible. The plastic might ride up as it is being pressed, just be aware of how level it is.
Using a knife or toothpick, carefully pry up the edge of the plastic template.
Lay the printed design (should be mirrored) into the impression made in the clay.
Using a knife or toothpick, gently poke out your design, leaving a series of shallow holes in the clay. The clay should hold the paper still, but watch for any slipping.
Use a toothpick to press the clay down following the lines.
For thicker lines, use an Xacto knife the carefully cut chunks of clay free. Break a toothpick in half and use the larger blunted end to tamp down and smooth these larger lines.
Gently brush Vaseline onto the mold, making sure you get into all the lines of the design.