Thursday, July 13, 2017

Digital Papers Become Wearable - With Marie Claire Idees

Delighted to show you a new bracelet today!
I bet you are wondering where the sweet summer imagery is from.

One of my favorite magazines has always been the french edition of Marie Claire Idees.
I first discovered the magazine on a trip to France and was so happy when they went digital allowing me to download every issue six times a year! 

This month they included some paper designs for DIY projects. 
I did not want to let the month go by without actually using them.

I copied the digital papers to an 8 1/2 x 11 paper template and shrunk them for jewelry sized projects.
(FYI - I do not sell my jewelry, so this is not a copyright issue.)

Once I printed my digital images I used a one inch circle punch to pop out the designs I liked.  
Then I ran them through my tiny X Xyron tool which adds adhesive to the back of each circle.

After sticking the punched images into my bezels I also sealed them with several layers of clear drying mod podge.  This protects the paper from stains when you pour resin.

I also pulled out my box of Ranger's Ice Resin.  
This is a kit and already comes with cups, stir sticks, yorkie caps and instruction.

Humidity is high right now.  I let my sealed bezels dry a full 24 hours before mixing a batch of 
Ice Resin.  I poured my resin into my bezels and had a perfect cure a day later.

Once cured, my resin looks like glass.
I simply attached my new bezels to a bracelet and it is now a much more exciting piece of jewelry.

This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata.
Please do not repost any part of it without permission.
Resin Obsession Katherine said...

Love this Carmi. I have never seen that edition of Marie Claire, but I think I have to start getting this too!

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