In this Instructables i make a halloween lamp. I use resin to make the shade and eyes and i use a lathe turn the base of the lamp. Ive broken this project down into 4 steps and added a video which has a lot more detailed information.
Here is what you will need.
Amazing casting resin - http://houseofresin.co.uk/alumilite-amazing-clear-...
Dome silicon mould - https://amzn.to/2DkR9VK
Acrylic paint - https://amzn.to/2P8QBJ0
Glow in the Dark Photoluminescent Pigments green - https://amzn.to/2AKDepr
Glow in the Dark Photoluminescent Pigments blue - https://amzn.to/2P8zA1l
Silicon baking sheet - https://amzn.to/2AJHCF8
Used plastic bottle -
LED with remote - https://amzn.to/2F5tZEE
Tulip glue - https://amzn.to/2RANOFa
2 part epoxy glue - https://amzn.to/2RBz4pp
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1 - Using a dome mould i put a small amount of resin in and left to cure filling the mould about 1/3.
2 - Then using acrylic paints i painted the pupil of the eyes leaving this then to dry.
3 - Using glow in the dark powders in a small amount of resin, i then poured a small amount of resin into the domes filling to 2/3.
4 - For the last layer i used white resin dye.
I put aside to cure.
Now its time to mix the resin for the shade. I used a silicone sheet to pour the resin onto as it doesnt stick and is easy to remove.
1 - I do nothing fancy just swirl the resin with a good mix of glow in the dark resin. I leave it to cure overnight.
2 - The next morning the resin had cured but is still soft enough to be able to heat with a hair dryer and shape. iI used a round mic to mould it over and leave it to cool. It then keeps this shape.
3- Glue the eyes on with 5 min 2 part epoxy and i added some designs with tulip glue.
1 - I made the base on the lathe, a simple shape made the recess for the LED light.
2 - I used wood dyes to colour the base and finished with a high gloss wax.
Now to put it all together.
I cut a plastic bottle in half and placed into the recess around the LED. This was a tight fit so will hold the shade well, i have a remote control for the light so i can turn it on and off with removing the shade.
Thanks for watching :-)
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