This vintage watch face features an image printed on transparency film for an ink jet printer. I also used Jewelry Resin
but please remember you can always use Envirotex Lite
Transparency film or "transparencies" are that clear plastic film you usually use so that you can make a presentation on an overhead projector. I made hundreds of presentations with my overhead projector! Who knew I would use that office supply product for art work? You can see that I printed some images of a vintage playing card on a transparency and also pulled out some old ledger book paper.
My first step was to place my ledger paper in the watch face. I sealed the paper with Ultra Seal
(you can use mod podge) three times. Each time the glue/sealer dried clear before I did the next application. Both Ultra Seal and Mod Podge can be used as a glue too.
Then I glued in my image using the same sealer. At this point you have to be careful that you don't move your image and make the ink jet inks run.
I sealed everything again.
I added in some rhinestones.
While I was waiting I also took the same steps to place this transparency image onto shell.
I poured in my Jewelry Resin! I let this cure and did a second doming pour 24 hours later.
For the shell I painted on a glaze of Jewelry Resin. I really like this effect!
Here is my watch face after the second doming pour! So, to those readers who asked if you can work with transparencies...the answer is ABSOLUTELY!!
Labels: Doming, Envirotex Jewelry Resin, Great Samples, Transparencies, Tutorial, Ultra-Seal