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Friday, July 31, 2009

More About Resin & A Message For You

I would like to share a few more resin tips with you.
I also want to let all my awesome followers know that I will not be posting anything new for awhile. I begin training for a new job on Monday. I will be driving 1 1/2 hours - one way - everyday. My training is from 8:30am - 5:30 pm and lasts for 4 weeks. So...I will not have the luxury of working on my blog and hanging out on the Etsy forums.
Please don't give up on me and unfollow!!!
I will be blogging like crazy once I have finished training :)

Resin - Continued:

I was wondering what I would do if I wanted to do a resin project and I didn't have a pendant setting.
This is what I came up with. I coiled up regular craft wire and ended the coil with a loop. I left the loop even with the rest of the coil so the pendant would lay flat. I glued my picture onto the wire with E6000 glue and let it dry.
I spooned the resin on the picture and allowed it to over flow. I was not trying to control the resin at all but on 2 of the coils, the resin stayed right on the picture.
You can see in the picture below, the resin over flowed on the large pendant. If this bothers you, cover the back with a circle of felt.

I made the large and tiny pendant using that great collage I bought from Cachecache
The middle sized pendant was made with one of Cynthia's floral pictures.

This is the front of the large pendant. I deliberately Mod Podged this picture only 1 time. I want you to see the importance of all the Mod Podge steps. The dark halo around the witch (especially by her hat) is staining from the resin. It was all white before the resin was applied.

Once the resin was cured, I used chain nosed pliers to twist the loop into the proper position. This eliminates the need for a jump ring.
So there you have it. A resin pendant without a pendant setting. I know you will come up with a million other ideas!!!

I found these lockets at Michael's. I wanted to see how resin would work in them.
I put photos of Cynthia's min pins in the lockets by repeating all the preparations in the resin tutorial. I very, very carefully filled the picture side of the locket with resin. I literally filled it one drop at a time. If this locket is over filled, it will not close. As you can see, they turned out great.

I also wanted you to see that your photos will work great with resin. I printed these pictures on matte photo paper but glossy photo paper will work great too.
I hope you will make some wonderful resin projects and post them on your blog!!!
If you do, please let me know, I would love to see them.
I will try to visit the Etsy forums for a few minutes each evening over the next 4 weeks. I hope to see you there :)


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