This art deco imagery embedded in resin is my favorite style of resin work.
My project began with a vintage belt buckle along with some resin clay.
Two part epoxy resin clay air cures. I do wear gloves when I mix it.
I made a small batch of resin clay so that I could create a new wall in my buckle opening.
Otherwise any resin I pour in will just seep out through the underside of the rhinestones.
You can see in this picture how I created the look of a finished bezel with my clay.
I also brushed silver pearl-ex to the clay so that when my clay is cured I already have a metallic color.
I let my clay cure for two days before I came back to this project.
My next step was to cut my image to size and glue it into place. I sealed the paper imagery three times with a decoupage clear drying medium. I am in a hot and humid part of the world right now. I let the glue cure for over 24 hours before pouring resin over it.
I missed taking one picture. I actually did TWO resin pours. My first resin pour simply covered the art deco paper imagery. I did not pour resin right to the very top of my opening.
When the first layer of resin was cured I added some dots with gel pens and paint markers for interest. I am working directly on that first resin pour layer.
I also added this extra rhinestone chain and then poured in a second batch of resin.
My finished piece looks wonderful. (first picture shown)
I am excited to try turning this buckle into a wearable necklace next!
This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata.
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