My last post I talked about how I love our local library because of all the amazing How-To books you can find. The book I found was called "The Art of Resin Jewelry" by Sherri Haab, let me just state I need to add this book to my vast how-to collection. The faux Amber technique was taken from the book and it worked amazingly. The box was a wooden box that I painted to look like Birds Eye Maple, the flower I colored with Bic Mark-its before adding the resin.
- Amazing Clear Cast Resin
- Alumilite Yellow, Brown and Caucasian Dye
- Tooth Picks (adding dye)
- Craft Stick (mixing resin)
- Paper Cup
- Foil or Gold Leaf (organic materials such as bark, leaves, etc can also be used)
- Molds (I used a flower one)
- Wooden Box
Inside or the box:
- Dew Drops
- Hot Glue
- Clear Cast Resin
2. Mix equal parts of Part A and Part B of the Clear Cast Resin. Dip toothpick into yellow dye swirl around, dip another toothpick into brown swirl around and dip a toothpick into caucasian swirl around. Since I own several pieces of amber jewelry I matched the color of the resin to my jewelry. Cut small flakes of foil and add to part A before mixing the two parts together. Once the foil has been added to part A, dump both Part A and Part B into a paper cup and mix completely.
3. Pour resin into molds or cut out of the box. Allow to cure for 24-48 hours before handling.
Inside of the box:
Line bottom of the box with felt (I chose and amber color). I added dew drops to the inside of the box and mixed more clear cast resin to cement the dew drops into place. I allowed the inside to dry for 24-48 hours.