Jack O Lantern Pumpkin Treat Bucket Tutorial

Miniature Jack O Lantern Treat Bucket

OMG….where has the time gone.  I get so wrapped up in making  little things that I fail to take pictures to share.

I made a little jack o lantern treat bucket this week and wanted the  color to match the treat bucket found in the store.  This is a little tutorial tip of how I managed to get the color I wanted.

So I sculpted a little treat bucket from Sculpey clay

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Made a mold using Alumilite amazing putty.   Love this product for making quick little molds.  A little expensive..but I always use a coupon when I need to buy.    Doesn’t take much to make a mold so usually last me for a while. My little pumpkin treat bucket is hollow so I molded it to be able to pour resin from the bottom.

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Next I used Alumilite casting resin white to pour a cast.  I wasn’t happy with painting the white resin .  I didn’t have any resin color additives, so a little experimenting was in order.  Love trying something new even if it fails.  Trial and error lead to success.  I had dusted chalk pastels and mica powders in the inside of molds to achieve color on the outside of a cast. However, I wanted the cast to be a solid color.

I shaved some pastels into my cup.

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Added one part of the resin and mixed until dissolved as much as possible.  Added the second part of the resin and mixed.

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Dripped the mixed resin into my mold.

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Waited for the resin to set up firm to take out of the mold.

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Perfect…

Ha…this was my third attempt.  I tried two other colors, before finally getting the color I wanted.

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Too light,  not yet, and finally just right.

A little black paint and handle to finish the miniature Jack O Lantern treat bucket.

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