Saturday, February 22, 2020

No Rain, No Flowers Resin Filled Bezel



Wondering how this resin filled bezel was made?



Step One
Find an image you love.
For this project, the artwork on the envelope my 2020 calendar was too good to throw away.


Step Two
Argh. I accidentally tore one edge of this beautiful artwork. But, I think it will still fit into my bezel. This bezel is deep.


Step Three
Press the edge of your bezel into the paper image to make it easier to cut out the circle needed.


Step Four
Glue your paper image to the bezel and then seal all the paper 2-3 times with mod-podge or a gel medium. You want to make sure the paper is completely sealed, making it seem waterproof. Resin can “stain” paper making it look dark in any area not protected by sealing. I now wait 24 hours before my next step. This allows the glue/medium to thoroughly dry.


Step Five

I like to pour a thin layer of resin. This ensures that everything looks good and that there are no stains. If there was a stain, I could cover it in my next layer. This only needs an overnight cure before I work on the next layer.


Step Six

I apply some inclusions on top of the first layer of resin. This glued layer must dry properly before covering with more resin.


Step Seven
After inclusions are dry and glue is clear I pour in resin. I let this cure for as long as possible. Ideally 48 hours.

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

4 comments:

Resin Obsession Katherine said...

What a JOY to see this post this morning. I love your colors Carmi!

marcella aka milo said...

Hello! What kind of glue did you use for the items to be later included in resin?
thanks!

Carmi Cimicata said...
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Carmi Cimicata said...

I use mod-podge or an art grade gel medium. They both dry clear