Thursday, September 19, 2013

Resin Paper

This is a close up of a little sewing project.
Bet you are wondering what it is doing on this resin blog.....
I get questions all the time about turning paper into plastic.  It is so easy with a simple application of our resins to paper with a brush.  
There is however, a really fast...and much easier technique with WAY LESS messy features.
Super thin and fragile papers like these are hard to work with if you want to incorporate them into jewelry or art.
The papers you see here are napkins, tissue, Italian marble and old text books.
This is when Resin Spray comes in handy.  
I lay my scraps of paper on wax paper and simply spray them.
No muss.  No fuss.  I always do this outside or in the garage.
When they are dry, I peel them off the wax paper. 
 (You can of course work on a good non stick sheet if you have one.)
If I want them stronger, I might spray a second and third coat of Resin Spay.  I also like to spray the back at least once.
You'll notice how white papers and old book pages become translucent.
When they are dry, I can even use a paper punch for my shapes.
I like to sew with them.  Paper becomes plastic.
My mini fabric collages become super interesting!

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.
It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.

3 comments:

Vintage Crab Jewelry said...

Resin spray is going to be a big hit!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Super cool!!! how long does it take the resin spray to dry? Can you use a heat gun or hair dryer to speed up the process?

Carmi said...

I always let it dry overnight. I would not want to speed it up. A heat application might move the spray around and I like it to dry in place super shiny.