This new resin sample looks so vintage!
I am very happy with it because I turned a 5 cent button into something very special.
Here is my starting point. A plastic button and a used greeting card.
I placed my paper image into the button and sealed the paper with Ultra Seal. I added the gold peel off edging. Then I poured in some Jewelry Resin and it cured beautifully. I could have stopped here.
However, I wanted to add this rhinestone chain to the edges. Then I poured in another layer of Jewelry Resin. Now the pink plastic seemed too plain.
I painted the plastic with white gesso. I did so with thick strokes. Gesso gives you a surface to paint on...otherwise my acrylic paint would peel right off the plastic.
I painted the triangle gold.....it sure didn't look like plastic anymore!
Finally I applied some gilders paste in various shades to get my final colouring. You never know what something can look like until you experiment!