Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tutorial: Resin Key Chain

Chrissie is going to show you how create a fabulous key chain!

You could make one for each of your keys that you have separate to your main keys so you easily know what they are, or create several for gifts. Your friends and family will love them.

Crafter's Companion Supplies:

Additional Supplies: Resin (you can substitute Glossy Accents; it just won’t be a durable), keychain ring, pendant, Mod Podge (or any paper sealant), additional jewelry embellishments, clear embossing powder, heat tool, sandpaper, pencil, scissors

Step 1: Stamp crown in black ink onto watercolor paper. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Step 2: Choose colors of Spectrum Aqua markers (Yellow, Aquamarine and Wildflower used). Use acrylic block as a palette. Scribble colors onto block. 

Use the Crystal Clear Sparkle pen as a brush. Pick up some of each color and add over the embossed image. The embossing with protect the ink so it will not bleed.

Step 3: Continue to blend and add color as needed. Once enough color has been added, set aside to dry or use a heat gun to speed up the drying process.

Step 4: Lay pendant down and gently trace the edges with a pencil.

Step 5: Trim out using scissors. File the edges so they are smooth, using sandpaper.

Step 6: Seal the image using a paper crafting sealant. This is important so the colors don’t run once the resin is added. Set aside to dry.

Step 7: Adhere image to pendant. This will ensure it does not move when the resin is added.

Step 8: Mix resin, per the instructions. Gently add to pendant. It will be very bubbly at first, but the bubbles dissipate as it dries.

Allow to cure for 72 hours. Then add any key ring, chain or additional charms. Glossy Accents can be used as a substitute, but it will not be as durable as resin. However, similar effects can be achieved.

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