You'll also need
- Stickers you like - vinyl work well, thin paper ones may absorb resin.
- Black cardstock - cheap construction paper can bleed in resin, so look for a better quality paper, scrapbook papers work well.
- Craft knife and straight edge, or paper trimmer. If you don't have either you can draw cut lines and use sharp scissors.
- Clear packing tape to attach ends together when casting in your bangle mold, and hold shape in place while bending the cuff.
- Paper towels
- If you're making domed bendy bracelets you'll need ribbon or elastic of some kind.
Let's make some resin bracelets - bangle and cuff - with stickers and black paper. Start by cutting strips of paper to fit your molds. Decorate with stickers, rub down firmly.
Cut to correct length and tape ends together. Each of our Double-Sided Molds comes with a sizing guide. Dry fit in your mold to check size.
Pour resin, then insert strip, watch for bubbles, then fill with resin to top of mold. Allow to set, dome edge with resin if needed.
The great thing about this version is that you can size it to fit any wrist - small or large! Cut strip to whatever width you want, wrap around wrist to determine fit. Leave 1" minimum gap between ends. Decorate paper strips with stickers and rub down firmly. Punch holes at ends if you plan to put ribbon or elastic through.
Place on Doming Tray, dome and allow to set for 12-14 hours.
As with all bendy resin projects, timing is important for this technique. You'll need to bend your resin strip while it's still soft enough to shape easily, but firm enough that it doesn't fingerprint. Wrap it around something that approximates the size of your wrist, I used a couple of mixing cups taped together with some paper towel between to keep them straight. Use clear packing tape to hold this in place while the resin fully cures - at least 1 more day.
Add ribbon or elastic. Use Zap-A-Gap (the Best Super Glue for Resin) or fray check on the ends of your ribbons.
Here's how the bangle and cuff compare in terms of size and fit.