1 high temp hot glue gun
Silicon mold. You can use a fondant silicon mold (The ones used to decorate cakes) A soap silicon mold, or resin silicon mold. The mold MUST be made of silicon for this method to work
High temp glue sticks
Wait for the glue gun to heat up fully (I let mine sit for around 3-5 minuets) Once fully heated fill each mold up all the way. If a little goes over the edges that is okay you can cut he extra away.
Wait for each piece to cool fully before removing from mold. Once they are fully cooled you can lay them out to be painted. First layer is a primer. The choice of primer is up to you, I picked white. This is an outside part of the job as it calls for spray paint. Place each piece face up and spray a layer of primer on. I ended up spraying about 4 layers. You can also paint the underside if you wish.
Once the primer is fully dried you are ready to paint the detail. Depending on what you are doing you can either use a colored can of spray paint or you can hand paint the pieces with acrylic paint. I’ve done both methods as I needed everything to be solid gold for my Seth cosplay while for my White Rabbit cosplay as I needed a mixture of colors on one piece. Finishing can be, leave as is or add a gloss of your choice.
Adding the pieces to your project is really easy, just turn the glue gun back on and wait for it to heat up once more. Add glue to the back of the cast piece before carefully placing it in the proper location.
You can make everything from buttons, clasps, gems, to pieces that look like armor.
DISCLAIMER!!! THIS METHOD USES A HIGH TEMP HOT GLUE GUN WHICH CAN CAUSE A SECOND TO EVEN A THIRD DEGREE BURN. BE CAREFUL WHEN USING THIS METHOD. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BURN YOURSELF, SOMEONE ELSE, OR ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER.
I hope this was helpful and please I would love to see photos of what you’ve created ^__^