Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Resin as a Glaze - Words On A Bead

 I am starting a new project.  This will be the first post.  
I have several packages of these flat black and gold beads.  I thought they would be more interesting if I adhered some words to them.  I cut some questions/words out of a book and glued them to the bead surface.  I applied several layers of Mod Podge to protect and seal the paper.
Here they are after I painted on a layer of Envirotex Lite.   
Envirotex Lite is equal to 50 layers of varnish in one application!  So my beads are off to a good start.  I'll let these cure and then I'll try out my next idea.  
See you tomorrow!

3 comments:

  1. What if you printed those words on clear acetate? Would the resin melt the acetate, or wash off the letters? Have you ever tried it?
    Love your blog!
    Hugs!

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  2. I know it does melt some plastics from things she has done before.... could also try doing a layer of resin and then stamping words on before applying another layer of resin.

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  3. Hi Terri and salla! I was teaching a resin workshop today and just got home. YES, you can use acetate...I love it. For these beads I was using words I cut out of a vintage book and wanted to use up in some way....words on acetate would have been much easier! I'll do a demo on that in the next few days!

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