Resin – Rice Paper Gem Stone

Resin – Rice Paper Gem Stone

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

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

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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What you need

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

Printed Vellum Paper

Instructions

This project shows you how to use printed vellum as an embedding material to create a beautiful pendant filled with depth.

Vellum is great for resin casting as its translucent finish carries through into your pieces giving the appearance of lot’s of depth.

You will need a printed vellum, the piece I have used was bought from a scrapbooking store, where printed vellum is sold in abundance choose a style or theme to suit your taste.

Pour a thin layer of resin into your pendant suitable mold and allow it to set for around 1hour before placing your vellum piece. Use a plastic knife or tweezers to push the vellum piece into the mold making sure you don’t push it to hard so it hits the bottom or creates bubbles. Smooth it out as much as possible to push out any trapped air or you will create an air bubble right on your image.
Once you have placed the image, pour more resin on top so it it completely covered.

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.

To create a pendant simply drill a small hole and connect a jump ring, ribbon or chain.

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

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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