How to Make Fabulously Flexible Resin Sheets

comments (5) August 21st, 2008     

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CraftyChica Kathy Cano-Murillo, contributor
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Make a card with stamped resin.
If resin is spread thin enough, you can punch it with a decorative tool.
Stamp with ink to make a design.
Make a card with stamped resin.

Make a card with stamped resin.

Photo: Kathy Cano-Murillo

Looking for new tricks to try with resin? Been there! This is a technique I found by accident. One day I had mixed a batch of resin and accidentally spilled it on my waxed paper-lined drying board. The next morning I was delighted to discover that the cured mixture had dried to a thin, flexible sheet that could be cut with scissors, punched with decorative tools, stamped with ink, colored with permanent markers, and so on. It's kind of like a marriage between Shrinky Dinks and clear vinyl.

Pour resin onto a piece of waxed paper.

Once the resin is dry, you can use many different decorating tools.

You can also use a chopstick to add small drops to make your own clear "bubbles" that can later be glued over images to give them a magnified look. Again, with the chopstick, try drawing swirls or squiggles. Keep in mind the liquid will spread a bit. Sprinkle opalescent white glitter while it is still wet to make it shimmer after it dries.

If you pour the resin thin enough, you can even sew through it! There are a gazillion ideas to spin off of this, and I'm ready to dive back in! If you try this idea, share what you came up with!

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Comments (5)

roxsan writes: This is such a great idea! I always put off doing resin projects until I have a bunch to do at once, but now I will just mix up extra and have a bonus of resin sheets to play with. Fun!
Posted: 11:15 am on February 11th
Semo12 writes: Clever idea, thanks for the info. Crazy Gma, Hobby Lobby also carries the resin, it's sold in a two bottle package.
Posted: 2:17 pm on September 26th
artlikebread writes: Hi Kathy! Don't you just love happy accidents?

Crazy_Gma: You can buy it in Michaels for sure. I'm not sure about Joann's. :o)

Posted: 10:08 pm on August 21st
crazy_gma writes: this sounds interesting and something i would like to try but where do i purchase the resin. is it sold in craft stores like michaels or joanns
Posted: 9:55 pm on August 21st
sarahelizabeth writes: Oh my goodness. Sewing resin is SO up my alley. Wow. Thanks!
Posted: 5:50 pm on August 21st
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