Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lessons in Layering Resin



 I have a special resin filled embellishment to share with you today. 
It gives me the opportunity to show you what I mean when I say "working in layers."

 This unusual embellishment is from HHH Enterprises.  They sure do have a lot of bezels!  
I have a hard time picking products when I go to their web site.


 The back of this bezel is not flat, so I suspended it in a cup in order to pour my resin in.  
The first layer of resin I did not photograph.  Sorry.  It just filled all the nooks and crannies in the bottom of the bezel.

I glued my flower pot image/bird to the first clear pour.

I poured in about 1/8 of an inch of resin so that my bird image was completely covered and suspended between the two layers.


 When the second layer was cured I used some gel pens to mark some extra lines. 


 The third pour of resin then covered everything right to the brim of my piece.  When my resin was gelling...about the 4 hour mark, I carefully placed my metal flowers into the centre. 
They are glued in permanently now!


I wanted to show you this layering technique to remind you that samples look wonderful if you make the time to work over several days.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Love it!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Really very pretty! Does the Envirotex Lite stay clear like the Jewelry resin does? Thanks for all your great ideas and tips.
Sonya

Carmi said...

Yes, it has an absolutely clear glass like finish. It was always my number one resin choice!