Resin - Rice Paper Gem Stone
Disposable Mixing bowl or cup
Altered Art photo Bracelet
This project shows you how to use rice paper as an embedding material in your resin altered art projects.
Rice paper is fun to cast with as it becomes translucent allowing only the darkest of colors show through.
The key to this project is to choose a rice paper that has pastel shades and white or light colored areas.
Pour your resin into your mold and allow it to settle for around 10-15mins before pushing in a piece of torn (not cut) rice paper that is of a suitable size. Use a plastic knife or tweezers to push the paper into the mold making sure you don't push it to the bottom.
Once set, sand the back of the casting with some fine sandpaper to make it smooth before attaching it to your altered art project, pendant or bracelet.
The bracelet has been made using a resin gem stone created out of resin and adhered to the bracelet using a silicone or super glue.
For complete instructions on casting with resin read these Basic resin casting techniques
The jewelry supplies for this project can be purchased from Photojewelrymaking.com
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.