Collaging fun stuff in Resin
What you'll need to make this:
- Silicone Cabochons Mold
- Resin 12 oz. Set (deals on multiples)
- Tiny Pointy Swabs - pack of 100
(selections can be changed at checkout)

You'll also need

- Whatever you'd like to embed in your resin cabochons

- Sharp scissors

- Paper towels

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Soooo much fun to be had with our Silicone Cabochons Mold!

In this piece I started by gathering the elements I wanted to layer:

- Miniature dancing couple

- "Time to Dance" printed on our Clear Photo Film to float behind the dancers

- Printed clock face to fit my 2" cabochon, then hand painted the numbers gold.  You can't see them well in this photo, but they really catch the light.

- Super-fine glitter to add to the back layers

- A metal bezel for this piece to fit into.  You can use yours as a knob, paperweight, magnet, or ornament.

Here's the same piece from a different angle.

When working in your Cabochons, you have to work in reverse, whatever you want to be in the front has to go first in the bottom of the mold. With the front layer, I poured clear resin about half-way up the cabochon cavity, let it set for about 1 hour to thicken, then inserted my dancers.  This helped keep them from falling down to the bottom of the cavity.

Then I placed the "Time to Dance" piece behind them.  I let that set up , then poured another layer of resin with a bit of glitter mixed in, and finished off with the clock face on the back.

Jewelry Making

In this piece I embedded the plastic frog in a layer of clear resin, let that set up, then painted the lily pad with metallic acrylic paint.  I let that set up, then poured another clear layer, let that set, and painted the back with blue metallic acrylic paint.  This cabochon was mounted as part of a necklace.

Door Knobs and Drawer Pulls
Here are some more projects where I used layering to create dimension with the items I embedded.

Keychains and Other Keepsakes

Again, I poured a clear layer and added the letter beads, let that set up, then did another layer with the candy sprinkles.

Collage Mixed Media and More!

You can also layer components.  Here we combined our photo with wire and shells, layered over Resin Color Film (the blue part), and scrapbook paper.

And in this one I cut out our kitty cat's head and layered that with her name and type printed on Clear Photo Film.  I then backed it with a layer of white resin made with our White Resin Colorant.

resin crafting cabochon layer photo type kitty cat

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