Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jewelry Resin, Staz-On Ink and Imagine Crafts - Part Two

 Isn't it amazing what a little ink, paper and metal can become when you cover it in Jewelry Resin?
 Yesterdays blog explained how I got my pieces until this point.  They were already excellent, but I wanted to show you how I work in many layers to achieve one of a kind components.
 I am using some products I discovered at The Craft and Hobby Show (CHA) from "Imagine Crafts."
This is their new metallic gold ink pad.
 I stamped randomly along the edges of my pieces.
 You can see the gold ink is drying very nicely on that cured resin layer it was stamped on.
 I know I can make that ink pop though!  I made a small batch of Jewelry Resin.
 Here are the pieces after I brushed on one final glaze layer of Jewelry Resin.  This now sealed all my layers to the metal.
 What I loved about these metal blanks from Imagine Crafts is that they have a protective plastic coating on one side.  I peeled that off and now there isn't one stain or drip on the reverse side of my pieces!

 Working in layers is so effective.  Hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial!

Layering Order
1.  Paper glued to metal. 
2.  Pod-Podge used to seal the paper.  Three layers were brushed over the image and allowed to dry.
3.  Add Staz-On inks to the edges.  Allow ink time to air dry.
4.  Brush a layer of Staz-On Glaz over the ink edges.  Allow glaze time to dry.
5.  Brush a layer of Jewelry resin over entire metal blank.  Allow this glaze layer to cure overnight.
6.  Stamp gold mettalic ink on the edges of the component and allow ink to dry.
7.  Apply final glaze coat of Jewelry Resin to seal gold ink and entire piece. 
8.  Allow peices to cure for 24 hours before turning them into a necklace!

5 comments:

  1. That is awesome, Love it.....

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  2. It looks amazing how these small pieces of ink paper and metal doubles the beauty of necklace. I will surely try it at my home. Thanks

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  3. I have no idea if you'll see this since the post is pretty old, but I was hoping to do a project very similar to this one. How do you keep the resin from seeping through the holes in the metal? I have never used resin before so I have no idea how the jewelry resin will act when added to a metal blank with no bezel and a hole already drilled in one corner. On another tutorial/post it stated that even a small hole will allow the resin to seep through and that the resin will seep off the edges of flat surfaces (that was in the canvas tutorial), but it may have been another type of resin. Again, sorry if these questions are kind of dumb, I just don't want to waste too much time/resin making mistakes that can be prevented with a little knowledge ahead of time. I hand saw/file/drill etc. my own blanks so if I mess one up it's a lot of work down the drain.

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  4. Hi Katy, you do have lots of questions so I would recommend you spend time reviewing projects already posted on the blog. For working in bezels there are several posts explaining how to work in an open back bezel and there are posts about scrabble tiles and other components. You could also call ETI's customer service line for questions about the resin as well.

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  5. Thank you for replying! I didm' even realize there was the sidebar with projects categorized until after I asked all those questions. Once I found it I spent hours exploring all of the projects under the "glaze" categories and now think I have a handle on what I'm trying to do.

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