Friday, May 9, 2014

Resin Up-Cycled Plate Project

 Here is my latest up-cycled plate project.
The plate I found in my local antique store and it was only $1.  I think the framed edge is gorgeous and if you held it in your hand you would see that some of the lines are raised.  
The artwork is a digital download. 
I purchased it from Etsy shop Jleelow.
 After gluing my artwork into the plate I choose to fill in the extra white space with paper flowers.
 I sealed everything with several coats of my decoupage medium.  Now that the weather is changing, I allow glue to dry overnight.  This way I know everything is completely dry before I pour resin over it.
 While the glue was drying I added some glitter glue in a few key spots.
 TIP:  I also keep glitter in a salt shaker so I can shake a little onto my projects.  These bits of glitter always attract light and add sparkle to my finished pieces.
My last step was to simply fill the plate reservoir with resin.  I used Envirotex Lite since this was a very shallow pour.
My plate is now ready to be showcased for another couple of decades.  One more dish out of the landfill.

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

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