Sunday, March 25, 2012

Playing with Resin!

I've always wanted to try working with resin ever since I was a kid. I was especially fascinated with the bottle cap resin magnets. Being a naive child, I though they were made by pouring a load of white Elmer's glue to get the clear resin appearance. Obviously it never worked and I didn't go any further since I didn't have much resources to learn how to. Plus I was too young.

Fast forward to years and years later, I've decided now is the time to learn! I researched on how to make resin charms using a mold. The method seemed very simple, but when I actually tried it, I totally failed. I was ill-prepared and impatient, so I did everything clumsily and messy. I think I was too ambitious making my first resin project using a mold.

Hard to see but there's a lot of air bubbles and the inclusions turned out weird.
The clear ones are the ones I gave up on...

I will re-visit this soon! Meanwhile...

Scrabble tiles!

Using Scrabble tiles, I started making some charms and used resin to get a doming effect on the surface. This will magnify the image I use on the tile. I used vintage inspired images which I glued and sealed onto the tiles.

The resin

Poured the resin carefully to get a dome effect and it worked!

They are covered to avoid any dust getting into the resin as they cure.

Please stay tuned because I will show you guys the finished pendants once I turn them into wearable jewelry. Thanks for reading!

Happy Crafting!


14 comments:

  1. Looks great babe! Keep up the good work.

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  2. Resin is a very interesting medium to work with. Can't wait to see the finished jewelry! :D

    I'll stay tuned. :)
    Jackie

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  3. Parece que al final,te ha quedado muy bien!!!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

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  4. It looks like a very interesting project, I look forward to seeing the finished results. Lots of people have bad reactions working with resins, please be careful.

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    1. @Malu: Thank you!
      @Mary: Thank you for your concern...I'm actually feeling the effects of inhaling the fumes...I shall be more careful!!

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  5. Hi Amy! Your project looks very interesting! Please Be careful!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  6. How brave you are to try this technique Amy!! And your results are looking amazing. I love all the happy, colourful little pieces in the first picture.
    Look forward to seeing more
    Hugs
    Vicky xxx

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  7. The first charms look great on the internet. But if you say you're not happy with them then there will probably be no convincing you. LOL! The scrabble tiles also look great. I think they will look marvelous as charms. Can't wait to see what you do with them.
    hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Vicky and Caroline: Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my post. It's always a pleasure!

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  8. Can't wait to see how the tiles turn out. I've always been curious about resin but the closest I've come to using it has been the faux resin paints.
    : )

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    1. Thanks Meg! I'll be showing them real soon!

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