Black paper (better quality than construction paper so it doesn't bleed)
Stickers - holographic drips and white ghosties (I found mine on etsy)
Start by cutting strips of paper to fit your molds. Decorate with stickers, rub down firmly.
Cut to correct length and tape ends together. Dry fit in mold to check size.
Pour resin, then insert strip, watch for bubbles, then fill to top of mold. Allow to set, dome edge with resin if needed.
Cut strip to whatever width you want, wrap around wrist to determine fit. Leave 1" minimum gap between ends.
Decorate 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.
Timing is important for this technique as you'll need to bend your resin strip while it's still soft enough to bend easily, without fingerprinting. Wrap 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/elastic if you want.
Also, our White Resin Colorant won't yellow with baking, so it's great for making eyes and other designs that require bright white shapes.
The example above and below are from a collaboration with Mags Bonham of Really Unique Creations and show how you can dome thin or thick layers of Brilliant Resin over your baked polymer clay pieces for a great shiny finish.
You can also Sculpt around your cast Brilliant Resin cast pieces you've already made, and bake them with your clay. Just don't exceed polymer clay time and temperature recommendations.
Watch this tutorial for loads of ideas featuring Hollywood's cutest couple! Make your own using any photos or graphics.
Here are some of the projects featured in this tutorial, along with some shots of our process:
Here are the materials you'll need:
For these layered projects you'll need duplicate prints of each image. They can be sized using our Photo Cropping Software for smaller pieces, and using Photoshop, Microsoft Word, or GoogleDocs for the larger images. Click here for a how-to guide.
After printing on Special Photo Paper, punch or cut our your shapes with scissors.
This project can be made in 2 or 3 steps. First cast the bottom layer with a touch of glitter. Next either pour another layer and add the cut-out graphics, allow to cure then pop out and dome up, or just pop out after the first layer and add the top graphics in the Doming-Up step.
This project will be a nightlight, turning into a silhouette after dark.
Print your images onto Special Photo Paper and Clear Photo Film. Cut the full image in the back, and whatever silhouette you want for the front layer.
You will need to dome up both sides of the Clear Photo Film, you can dome either one or both sides of the silhouette image, do both if you want durability and more dimension.
Again, you can have a solid or clear background on these pieces, but you'll need to prints for each.
Cast the bottom layer, working face-up in the mold, and allow to set.
Pop out and Dome Up the top layer, as shown in the video.
These ones can be embellished with crystals, charms, wire, or any other doo dads. They can be made into charms, stickers, magnets, pins, or decorations, I added a magnet bar to the back of mine.
Here are some of the actual projects made during this video, although they are much more impressive, colorful and shiny in person :)
This pin was made by combining one of our cast pieces with one of the domed pieces:
CLICK HERE for tips on turning your resin creations into jewelry, buttons, drawer pulls and more.
And more from our previous post...
Here's another idea - use clear resin to Dome Up for buttons, rings, and hair bobbles like these:
Here's what Stephanie in Pensacola, FL has been making with Dichro-ISH, glitter and sequins, so cool!
This is an awesome technique you can try using Brilliant Resin domed on our Dichro-ISH and Texture Films, or on our Resin Color Films:
And now you can make bigger ones with our Dichro-ISH Films JUMBO Pack!
The workbench, mid-video!
You can make beautiful pieces as gifts or decorations
And if you like this technique, be sure to check out Julia Roger's twisted earrings using strips of Resin Color Film!
Here are some great ways to show off your Halloween photos. I love having these keepsakes to remember good times with my kiddos.
For the doming technique projects above here are the products you'll need:
And from home... printer, scissors, paper towels, timer
This is a multi-layer project, that can be done with or without the back glow-in-the-dark layer.
Here's how mine looks in the dark WITH the back layer added in GITD aqua:
Follow this link for a tutorial on working will all kinds of bezels.
The pendants above were cast in our Medium Molds, then Domed Up over a piece of Resin Color Film, with a bit of glitter mixed into the resin. Let that set up an hour or two, then push bent wire forms into the resin making a ripple effect and glossy dimension.
For this necklace I also embedded wire in cast pieces. Images were printed on Clear Photo Film. I embedded the film in clear Brilliant Resin using our Medium Silicone Mold and Cabochons Mold. We then added GITD powder into the resin to Dome Up the backs of these pieces, and embedded the wire as they were setting up. CLICK HERE for more Glow In The Dark Project Ideas.
You'll need Brilliant Resin, Resin Color Film, a Doming Tray, and a Spring Drill, and some colored wire. Cut strips were domed, then shaped (as shown in our Brilliant 3D Butterflies video), drilled, and attached with colored wire. The top one is about 3-1/2" across, the bottom one is about 1-1/4" across, and can be made into a necklace or earring.
These projects were all made using photos of candy corn with the Doming Technique!
How-To Videos Mentioned Above:
These earrings were made in 2 layers, first pour a thin layer of resin with silver glitter mixed in, and let this layer set up.
Resin Color Film (we used the Jewel Colors Pack)
Hearts Molds (we used the 1" and 2" sizes)
Brilliant Resin, measuring cup and mixing wand, paper towels
Scissors and Hearts Punches (punches optional, but they sure make it easier :)
Jewelry findings (ear wires and colored jump rings shown here)
Scroll down for the how-to video. This started with our cute Pumpkin Ornaments, but so much more is possible! These pieces are all made using our Resin Color Films, domed with Brilliant Resin. This was my original idea, inspired by an expensive glass pumpkin I saw:
Here's a design with 2 variations, one with a beaded accent wired into the center, and another with a domed photo in the center. I love them both! These are beautiful as ornaments, a photo desk display, or as a pin. LOOK OUT CHIHULY!
This same technique can be used to make Bendy Resin Bracelets like these:
Yes, finally. I love the look of clear colored resin, but I've never been fond of the messy, expensive dyes. This transparent color film is such a treat to work with, it's truly clean and easy. See what you can do, and scroll down for the FREE how-to video!
Oooooh, so many possibilities! This is my favorite way to show off themed photos - family, weddings, vacation, school pics, pets, etc. Here are some examples to inspire your creativity:
Here's another example of the same technique, but I printed the photos on our Clear Photo Film and domed both sides with Brilliant Resin.
Here's a cast cubes bracelet using photos from the same vacation...
Here's one of the bracelets I made for this video, featuring my friend Lis F's gorgeous wedding photos:
Here's the same photo cubes, but with wire-wrapped pearl spacers between each:
And here are the same photos, in color instead of black & white, with pearl spacers:
If you love your pets - and who doesn't...
Look at this gorgeous piece by Amazing Maker Jennifer Dooley!
Here's a complete tutorial video to teach you how to make these keepsake bracelets:
I'm loving this new technique for turning bits and pieces of fabric into jewelry, buttons, pins, magnets, all sorts of shiny treasures! It's easy to do and super-versatile. I'll let the images do the talking...and the how-to video!
You can also use a photo of fabric, which allows you to duplicate, resize, or manipulate if needed to coordinate with your pieces:
We've also made some lovely buttons with fabric scraps using our Silicone Cabochons Mold:
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