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Fantasy Dragon Eye Resin Tray

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Fantasy Dragon Eye Resin Tray

My daughter and her friends meet every Friday night to hold their Dungeons and Dragons (DND) game session. They have been having this weekly gathering for YEARS! My daughter likes to make props for their sessions and I was inspired to make something to help decorate their table.

When I saw this extra large dragon eye in my local Michaels Arts and Crafts store, I instantly thought about my daughter and her DND friends. I am having a BLAST making these resin trays for their Dungeons and Dragons gatherings. They can be used as props or dice rolling trays or even snack trays. Let me know what you think about this project!

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How to Make a Dragon Eye Resin Tray

I went ahead and added some black resin to my resin tray mold, and let it cure for 24 hours. Now, I am adding a thin layer of UV resin and spreading it around with my gloved finger. 

Now that I have finished spreading the UV resin layer, I am going to start blowing bubbles! I mixed some liquid dishwashing soap into a little bit of water, and I start blowing bubbles with a straw until it overflows the cup. Then, I lay the bubbles on top of the UV layer of resin and I put my UV lamp right on top to cure the resin.

The bubbles in this project are disappearing quickly, so I’ll add more as needed. I will also take turns, curing each side of the tray for 8 minutes, since it is larger than my lamp. 

As the resin cures, I will start making some gold accent pieces. I have some crushed glass and mirror mix that I purchased at my local Michaels Arts and Crafts store. I am adding some gold metallic alcohol ink to the mix, and stirring to make sure all of the bits and pieces are covered with the gold ink.

Once the resin has cured, I will start cleaning the top of the tray. It is important that all of the water and soap have been cleaned off as best as possible.  I am loving the texture that this technique has created!

To give the project a bit of color, I am dusting on some Solar Gold Pearl X powder and Aztec Gold Pearl X powder. I did try to add a Violet color also but I found this color was not popping so I stopped. I think this tray is starting to look beautiful with all of the gold colors! What do you think?

Now it is time to place my large dragon eye that I purchased at my local Michaels Arts and Craft store, in the googly eye section. I will use a small amount of resin as the glue to hold it in place. It is important not to get resin on top of the eye because it is made of a thinner plastic, and the curing process of the Resin might melt the eye if covered completely.

Now that the eye is in place, I will add some resin to my gold glass and mirror mix and start adding it to the sides of the eye. I am using a large wood stir stick to scoop and place the mix around the eye.  Since I have some leftover mix, I thought it would be fun to add it over different parts of the tray to give it more of a textured look.

Now it is time to take my clear resin and slowly add a thin layer covering the entire surface of the tray and all of the glass and mirror mix. To help release air bubbles I am spritzing 91% isopropyl alcohol on top of the surface and I am using a little heat being careful not to touch the surface of the eye. 

I will cover my project and let it cure for 24 hours.

Now it is time for the fun part…The demolding of my resin tray project! This resin tray mold is very simple to demold, and I do have a little cleanup work to do on the edges, since I did not fill it all the way to the top. But that’s OK. This resin tray project turned out AMAZING! 

I added glitter to the black resin layer, and since the glitter was heavier than the resin, it fell to the bottom, which gives the tray a  sparkly, shimmery look when turned over.

Dragon Eye Resin Tray for DND Dungeon Master | Resin Dice Rolling Tray

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First, I added some black resin to my resin tray mold, and let it cure for 24 hours. Now, I am adding a thin layer of UV resin and spreading it around with my gloved finger. 

Now that I have finished spreading the UV resin layer, I am going to start blowing bubbles! I mixed some liquid dishwashing soap into a little bit of water, and I start blowing bubbles with a straw until it overflows the cup. Then, I lay the bubbles on top of the UV layer of resin and I put my UV lamp right on top to cure the resin.

Once the resin has cured, I will start cleaning the top of the tray. It is important that all of the water and soap have been cleaned off as best as possible.  I am loving the texture that this technique has created!

To give the project a bit of color, I am dusting on some pigment powders over the surface of the resin tray.

Now it is time to place my large dragon eye that I purchased at my local Michaels Arts and Craft store in the googly eye section. I will use a small amount of resin as the glue to hold it in place. It is important not to get resin on top of the eye because it is made of a thinner plastic, and the curing process of the Resin might melt the eye if covered completely.

Now that the eye is in place, I will add some resin to my rock mix and start adding it to the sides of the eye. I am using a large wood stir stick to scoop and place the mix around the eye. 

Now it is time to take my clear resin and slowly add a thin layer covering the entire surface of the tray and all of the rock mix. To help release air bubbles I am spritzing 91% isopropyl alcohol on top of the surface and I am using a little heat being careful not to touch the surface of the eye. 

I will cover my project and let it cure for 24 hours.

Now it is time for the fun part…The demolding of my resin tray project! This resin tray mold is very simple to demold, and I do have a little cleanup work to do on the edges, since I did not fill it all the way to the top. But that’s OK. This resin tray project turned out AMAZING! 

What do you think about this project? Please let me know in the comments below. Thank you for creating this project with me!

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