Today I am showing off Stampendous New Release of Steampunk Charm Stamps. They are perfect for Spellbinders Media Mixage Bezels and Resin. And I have a quick tutorial to show you how easy it is. I want to get your gears going for our new challenge that starts today.....Anything Goes with a Twist of Vintage!!!!!
Playing with resin is fun. There are a lot of little details that are important. I wrote a post "Getting Started With Resin" Here I shared a lot of tips about these details. You may want to jump back to this post for a quick review.
- Fast Finish Decoupage or clear drying glue
- jump rings for the bezels - please note; I did change the bezels for the finished project from what is shown in the above photo.
- Archival Ink - Why? It is waterproof. When you are working with detailed images you don't want them to smear once you add the Fast Finish or glue. Better to be safe than sorry.
- Coloring - I inked my images with dye inks. You can use copic markers, pencils or other markers if you choose.
- Kraft Paper was used in this project. However, when I make this again....I will use white card stock.
- Watch size gears
- Champaign crushed glass glitter
- Red crushed glass glitter
- Marine crushed glass glitter
- Small foam pop up adhesives
Here is a close up of another train bezel before the resin. I think it gives you a really good look at the layering.
- Stamp, color and fussy cut the images you want in your bezel
- Carefully and completely seal them with Fast Finish Decoupage or clear drying glue. More on sealing below
- Seal your background into your bezel - shown below.
- Use pop up foam squares to position stamped train squares and man
- Carefully glue clock gears into place for the first layer.
- Follow resin mixing directions and fill bezel 1/3 full. Let cure.
- Add more clock gears and crushed glass glitter
- Mix and add more resin only filling 1/2 of the space left. Let cure
- Add a few more gears and crushed glass but only a few.
- Mix resin. This time let the resin sit for about 20 minutes before adding. We are going to create a dome :) Once the resin is thicker than normal carefully add the resin in the middle of the bezel only with your pop sickle stick and let it drip. Take your time...this is important. You don't want to add to much and have a mess. It will level it's self out. You will not have any lines. You will see how everything magnifies with each layer of resin you apply.
- Once everything is cured. Add jump rings and decorate. Mine is going on my Christmas Tree :)
Please hop on over to my blog and let me know if you like my design. I would love to hear what you think.......