When I work in a special bezel I feel compelled to use something unique and special.
This vintage Notre Dame postcard was a risky selection. The reason I say risky is because I planned to use my original (not a photocopy) AND the image was printed on a velum like paper.
I cut a template out of wax paper to act as my guide for cutting my image.
I write a lot of how-to posts reminding you to seal your paper or fabric before you pour resin over it.
As you can see from the picture above, I used a paint brush to paint my sealer over my image.
I seal my image and then let the sealer/decoupage medium thoroughly dry before I add a second and third coat.
Three coats is my recommendation for insuring that you image will not stain under a resin pour.
All of these sealers and decoupage mediums are in my studio. Essentially they are a glue and a sealer. I can recommend you use any of these products is you can't get your hands on ETI's professional; product: Ultra Seal.
I added some rhinestone chain to create this pretty edged effect.
Labels: Bezels and Other Components, Envirotex Jewelry Resin, John Bead, Sealing Paper, Ultra-Seal