Ahhh Summertime. Have you thought about creating keepsakes to remind you of wonderful adventures or moments of bliss? Try some of these ideas for yourself, your family or friends (scroll down for how-to videos) Photos resized and cropped using our easy Photo Cropper, printed on Special Photo Paper, then cast in resin. This first one shows the layering technique - tutorial below.
These treasures were made by Jackie Lentz as souvenir magnets:
This project was made using the Double-Sided Doming Technique with gorgeous photos taken by my hubby in Baja California
And here's one that combines photos with paint chips in coordinating colors (tutorial below)
These pieces were made by printing photos on our Clear Photo Film, the first one uses the Bendy Resin technique (tutorials below)
The amazing bracelet below was created by Connie in Satsuma, FL. She used the Small Oval from our Little WindowsPhoto Cropping Software to shrink and crop her pix, then used the Doming Technique to create these gorgeous charms. These beachy photos, linked in with some lovely drilled shells makes the perfect Summer Keepsake.
A lightweight photo album you can wear and share!
Thanks again for sharing your beautiful creations Jackie and Connie!
You can also work in bezels, which is lots of fun (tutorial below). These are magnets!
This tutorial covers both the casting and doming techniques, and can be applied to bracelets, necklaces and other multi-photo projects:
How-To Video combining photos and coordinating paint chips:
Here's a basic How-To Video for Layering:
Click to watch this how-to video:
This Bendy Resin Technique can be used with our Special Photo Papers too:
We're hooked on charms. Once we finished our Pics 'n' Chips creation, this idea evolved. I went back and found photos of my kids from every Halloween (so far), and charmed them all. I love being reminded of the silliness! This top piece converts from a necklace to a bracelet using a hook-clasp, but works just as well with magnetic clasps.
Check below for a cool idea for the back sides too!
Here's a different way to mount your charms, I used colored jumprings in the corners to attach them in this checkerboard pattern.
Using our Special Double-Sided Photo Paper, I printed a spiderweb design on the back of the cropped images. Then I stuck some glittery number stickers on the back, showing her age that year, so it really tells a story!
Scroll down for a fun video that shows you how to create a variety of double-sided domed pieces, with step-by-step instruction. Glue 2 domed photos back-to-back to use as charms, bracelets, keychains, pendants & more :)
Here’s a great idea for transforming memories of your favorite trips into awesome reminders that can live around you, not just on your computer!
MEMORY MAGNETS: I’ve used the Doming Technique and added some jump rings to connect our awesome pix to some simple graphics created in MicroSoft Word or Photoshop. You can even cut pieces from postcards, brochures, maps….
TRAVEL COLLAGE: And here I use the Casting Technique to layer bits and pieces to create this wonderful collage. Bottom layer is actually cut from a map and becomes a little translucent when you put it in the resin. Second layer is a stamp, 3rd layer is a metal charm (I cut off the ring at the top). Be sure to allow at least 4-5 hours between layers, more if your item is heavy.