I am constantly looking for items with recessed areas that will hold resin. I found this simple wooden box for a few dollars at Michael's and thought I would give it a try.
The recessed area was embossed and only about 1/8 deep, but I thought it would look beautiful painted....
I started out by painting the entire box with Bronze Iridescents.
Then I highlighted the embossed area with Sheer Gold Iridescents, thus letting the Bronze show through.
Then I measured out equal amounts of EnviroTex Lite hardener and resin.
(there is more than I need here for the project, but I was working on several things at once)
I mixed the resin and hardener together and stirred gently for 2 minutes,
I then poured the mixture into the first cup and stirred for another minute.
Then I poured enough resin to cover the recessed area.
I used a lighter to remove the air bubbles that came to the top.
I repeated this again after 15 minutes.
I let it dry for 24 hours and the results are stunning.