This new bezel is from the Instant Glam by Fernando collection from Metal Complex.
When I work in a special bezel I feel compelled to use something unique and special.
This vintage Notre Dame postcard was a risky selection. The reason I say risky is because I planned to use my original (not a photocopy) AND the image was printed on a velum like paper.
I cut a template out of wax paper to act as my guide for cutting my image.
Then I sealed my image with Ultra-Seal.
I write a lot of how-to posts reminding you to seal your paper or fabric before you pour resin over it.
As you can see from the picture above, I used a paint brush to paint my sealer over my image.
I seal my image and then let the sealer/decoupage medium thoroughly dry before I add a second and third coat.
Three coats is my recommendation for insuring that you image will not stain under a resin pour.
All of these sealers and decoupage mediums are in my studio. Essentially they are a glue and a sealer. I can recommend you use any of these products.
I added some rhinestone chain to create this pretty edged effect.
My last step was to pour in resin.
This post was designed, photographed and written by me.
It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.