Monday, December 23, 2013

India Paper Jewelry Set


This is actually a present I'm giving this Christmas!
It is made using the doming technique and some paper I found at Joann's that was made in India.




Using a paper punch I punched several ovals from the paper...


In a variety of colors!


Coat all of the ovals with Mod Podge..


About 3 coats on both sides.


Mix up a batch of EasyCast Resin and add a few drops to the center of the oval.
*ETI suggests using gloves for your safety* Glove also help keep you nails nice!


Use a toothpick to spread the resin just to the edges of the paper.


Let this set for at least 24 hours to harden.



I also wanted to share a couple of informational bits:
The oval on the left has not been coated with Mod Podge. The one on the right has been coated.



You can see how the resin discolors the paper almost instantly...


It is similar to a potato chip oil stain on paper when you don't seal the paper with Mod Podge.


I also makes the paper somewhat see through as you can see from the comparison of the back of these pieces.


Also it is easy to fix the parts where the resin overflowed the paper...


Just trim it with some scissors!


Mix another batch of resin and coat the backs too.
Let them set for 24-72 hours to harden completely.


Using a small drill bit drill holes in the top center of each oval.
Take breaks often so you don't end up with blisters!!


Add jump rings to each oval and attach to earring hooks, a bracelet chain, and a necklace chain in whatever pattern you like!


Now they just need to be packaged for gifting!


2 comments:

  1. Love your tutorials, GREAT HELP, I'm all new to resin this is helping me tremendously

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  2. Love your tutorials, GREAT HELP, I'm all new to resin this is helping me tremendously

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