Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Inspired Resin Project

This new resin sample looks so vintage! 
I am very happy with it because I turned a 5 cent button into something very special.
 Here is my starting point.  A plastic button and a used greeting card.
 I placed my paper image into the button and sealed the paper with Ultra Seal.  I added the gold peel off edging.  Then I poured in some Jewelry Resin and it cured beautifully.  I could have stopped here.
 However, I wanted to add this rhinestone chain to the edges.  Then I poured in another layer of Jewelry Resin.  Now the pink plastic seemed too plain.
 I painted the plastic with white gesso.  I did so with thick strokes.  Gesso gives you a surface to paint on...otherwise my acrylic paint would peel right off the plastic.
 I painted the triangle gold.....it sure didn't look like plastic anymore!
Finally I applied some gilders paste in various shades to get my final colouring.  You never know what something can look like until you experiment!


This post was designed, photographed and written by me.

It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.

3 comments:

Wax Beach Artist said...

Very creative and pretty!

salla said...

I love the projects you do and that you use things as bezels that were intended for something else. I wanted to share with you a project that I was inspired to make - using old watch cases! While it didn't turn out quite like I wanted, I am happy with what I learned from the experience and will be trying again!

http://bysalla.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-i-made-tuesday.html

Thanks for letting us know that it is ok to experiment!

She Uses Her Words said...

Love this! I haven't worked with resin yet but it's on my list!
Karen