These sweet bunnies with their matching carrots are another example of what you can create with a greeting card.
This project uses this greeting card, a group of silver bezels, a one inch hole punch and a Xyron sticker maker.
Once I punch out my one inch circles I run them through the sticker maker.
This way I know my paper imagery is firmly affixed in my bezel.
I always seal my paper with three different applications of a decoupage glue. You can see here that I paint on the medium and then allow it to thoroughly dry before painting on another layer. Sealing paper imagery is something I do at least 24 hours before I pour resin over paper. You want to be absolutely sure that your glue is 100% dry.
This is where my GREAT TIP comes in!
When you work in a very shallow bezel like the ones I chose for this project, the possibility of an over-pour is high. (You know, resin pools out of your bezel and you can't stop it.)
So here is what I do.
I make my resin and let it sit in the cup until it thickens up. This could take 25 minutes sometimes longer. I check it with a popsicle stick and when it is very thick I pour it.
See, the resin is in the bezel and not running over the shallow edges. My finished peices are gorgeous and clear and I didn't have to cut away excess resin.
Labels: Bezels and Other Components, Easter, Envirotex Jewelry Resin, Sealing Paper, Tips