DIY Upscale a Dollar Store Compact
Resin Embellished Compact
I started off with a Dollar Tree compact, it actually came with a large hand mirror, so it was cheaper than a dollar!
This is a fairly quick and cheap way to jazz up a compact. I plan on doing a similar effect with the large mirror and this was my successful test!
Open the mirror up and lay it flat (mirror side down) on a non stick surface. Pour some Amazing Clear Cast on the surface making sure that it doesn't drip off the edge.
Gather your powders. I chose several colors of Alumidust.
Sprinkle several colors of Alumidust. I placed a small amount on the end of a craft stick and tapped the stick till the powder lightly feel onto the surface.
Using a stick, ( I had a chop stick) i swirl the powders to make a faux marbled look.
Let cure. Keep checking to make sure the resin doesn't drip into the hinge.
If it does, you can clean up with a craft knife.
Using a purchased craft mold I dusted the inside of the design with more Alumidust.
I tinted my Amazing Casting Resin (not the clear) with yellow dye and poured.
I embellished with some stringed beads using e6000.I dripped a little clear resin to further secure the beads and to finish the look.
This will keep the beads from getting knocked off inside a purse!