Tuesday, January 26

#Cre8time Stash Busting... AMAZING Resin Paper Jewelry by Tracy Alden

Hello! Tracy with another Amazing Casting Products tutorial! The idea of coating and sealing paper with resin is an old one and I love the look. In the process of cleaning up I found a stash of paper scraps that I just couldn't throw away but wasn't too sure what to do with. Looking at the pieces I got to thinking of how pretty they would be as jewelry, with the help of Amazing Clear Cast Resin.


I first started off with the paper I wanted to use, sorted it by size and type.

Since I wanted the colors on the decorative paper to be enhanced by the resin, by coating and not soaking it in resin, I sealed the pieces with Liquitex Gloss Varnish, coating the front and back of each piece. I let each piece fully dry.

I cut the paper pieces into smaller sizes to create focal shapes. I mixed up some Amazing Clear Cast Resin, and applied it to the back of the paper pieces with a cosmetic sponge and let it fully cure, laying it on baking parchment paper {CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation}. Once cured, I flipped over the resin coated papers and applied Amazing Clear Cast Resin to the front of the paper, again using a cosmetic sponge. I added just a bit more resin to the front of the paper and smoothed it with a stir stick to get a nice high gloss coating of resin. Any drips I cleaned up with baby wipes.

**TIP** I use reusable dish gloves whenever applying resin with a sponge, for easier clean up and to prevent resin from getting under my nails.

I let the Amazing Clear Cast Resin cure to the point it was dry to the touch but still slightly flexible, I peeled the pieces off the parchment paper and trimmed any resin drips with a sharp pair of craft scissors. I placed the resin pieces back onto the parchment paper to fully dry.

Using a jewelry punch I punched holes through the now cured
resin paper on the top corners of each piece.

I opened up a jumpring with the flat nose pliers, put the jumpring through one of the resin pieces and attached it to the next larger resin piece.

Each piece made a link creating the focal element of the necklace.

After threading several beads on to a jewelry eyepin, I used a Beadsmith 1 Step Looper Tool to cut and finish each beaded link.

Using the flat head pliers I connected all of the links
together with jumprings and chain.

The finished necklace is light weight but gives
the illusion of embossed metal!

With the addition of flat backed gems, crystals and paper embellishments there is any number of amazing paper jewelry pieces you can create!
What AMAZING arts and crafts can you create?

Please share them on the user GALLERY on the Amazing Crafting Products Website!

Visit my blog Art Resurrected for more craft tutorials!

Until next time, safe travels! ~ Tracy

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