Resin – Rice Paper Gem Stone

This project shows you how to use rice paper as an embedding material in your resin altered art projects.

Resin – Rice Paper Gem Stone

What you need

Resin
Measuring Tools
Disposable Mixing bowl or cup
Disposable tools
Suitable mold
Cooking Spray
Straw

Rice Paper
Altered Art photo Bracelet



Instructions

Rice paper is fun to cast with as it becomes translucent allowing only the darkest of colors show through.

The key to this project is to choose a rice paper that has pastel shades and white or light colored areas.

Pour your resin into your mold and allow it to settle for around 10-15 mins before pushing in a piece of torn (not cut) rice paper that is of a suitable size.

resin setting

resin setting

Use a plastic knife or tweezers to push the paper into the mold making sure you don’t push it to the bottom.

Once set, sand the back of the casting with some fine sandpaper to make it smooth before attaching it to your altered art project, pendant or bracelet.

The bracelet has been made using a resin gem stone created out of resin and adhered to the bracelet using a silicone or super glue.

For complete instructions on casting with resin read these Basic resin casting techniques.

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Comments

  1. Love this!

  2. QueenKatherine says:

    Awesome! I love this – thanks for sharing and inspiration!

  3. i would not make it for myself but i know someone who would want one

  4. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says:

    By tearing the paper you eliminate any blunt lines and edges. it gives a softer edge.

  5. IzzieListening says:

    OK craft…but why torn and not cut??/

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