Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Today’s tips are dedicated to all you mixed media enthusiasts out there. I’m going to discuss a few techniques for making resin pendants using fun image transfer sheets! We’ve just added some new Nunn Design bezel pendants that are ideal for creating wonderful and unique resin pieces with these transfer sheets. So, let’s focus on how to use a transfer image in a bezel pendant and go over a few finishing tips to help ensure your piece turns out perfectly.

 

One of our favorite techniques is to add a transfer image into a bezel pendant. Transfer sheets are really handy, they provide several small pictures that are already prepared with self-adhesive so application is super fast and easy.Once you select and cut your image from the sheet, soak it in warm water to activate the adhesive.

 

The secret to perfect adhesion is to soak the image for just one minute. This is all the time needed to separate the backing from the image. Once the backing is removed, place the image in the bezel pendant.  Next, use a Q-tip to press out any trapped air. Continue to press the image down until it lies perfectly flat in the bezel pendant. When your transfer image is thoroughly dry it is time for the fun part, adding the resin!

 

Once your image is set, you can then mix up a batch of resin (steps 11-19). Anyone who has worked with this product knows it tends to form little bubbles during the mixing phase. When you add the resin to your pendant these pesky little bubbles often remain. To make a flawless pendant it is vital to get rid of all the bubbles before your resin cures.There are two easy ways to help eliminate bubbles. The first is to place a desktop lamp close to your piece. As the resin heats, you will see the bubbles rise to the surface. Use a toothpick to move the bubbles over to the side of the bezel to pull them out of the resin. Take care not to allow your piece to stay under the light too long or else the cured resin may turn yellow. The second method is to take a lighter and quickly run it over the surface of the resin. The intense heat will cause the bubbles to quickly rise up. Most bubbles will pop on their own, but you can use a toothpick to pop any stubborn ones that might remaining.

I hope these tips will help you create a perfect resin pendant. Be sure to check out more helpful tips in our Mixed Media and Resin Techniques page.

Happy Tuesday – Rebecca

 

 

 

 

1 comment to Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

  • I’ve been having trouble with my resin turning blue, any advice gratefully received. I’m using japanese paper that I seal before adding to my findings.

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