Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Steampunk Bezel

Hello, 
Today I am showing off Stampendous New Release of Steampunk Charm Stamps.  They are perfect for Spellbinders Media Mixage Bezels and Resin.  And I have a quick tutorial to show you how easy it is.

Getting started:
Playing with resin is fun.  There are a lot of little details that are important.  I wrote a post "Getting Started With Resin"  Here I shared a lot of tips about these details.  You may want to jump back to this post for a quick review.



Here is what you will need:  Stampendous Steampunk Charms Perfectly Clear Stamps



Here is a close up of another train bezel before the resin.  I think it gives you a really good look at the layering.
  • Stamp, color and fussy cut the images you want in your bezel
  • Carefully and completely seal them with Fast Finish Decoupage or clear drying glue. More on sealing below
  • Seal your background into your bezel - shown below.
  • Use pop up foam squares to position stamped train squares and man
  • Carefully glue clock gears into place for the first layer.
  • Follow resin mixing directions and fill bezel 1/3 full.  Let cure.
  • Add more clock gears and crushed glass glitter
  • Mix and add more resin only filling 1/2 of the space left.  Let cure
  • Add a few more gears and crushed glass but only a few.
  • Mix resin.  This time let the resin sit for about 20 minutes before adding.  We are going to create a dome :)  Once the resin is thicker than normal carefully add the resin in the middle of the bezel only with your pop sickle stick and let it drip.  Take your time...this is important.  You don't want to add to much and have a mess.  It will level it's self out.  You will not have any lines.  You will see how everything magnifies with each layer of resin you apply.
  • Once everything is cured.  Add jump rings and decorate.  Mine is going on my Christmas Tree :)
I can't stress the importance of sealing all your pieces before adding resin.  I purposely posted the above piece to show you what happens if you miss spots.  If you look at the top square bezel in the mans face you will see a dark spot and again on the train.  The edges of the papers were not sealed well enough.  The resin seeped into the paper and made it brown.  It can also make paper transparent.  Don't get me wrong....resin paper is amazing!  Just not for these projects.  Once you seal your paper seal it again but this time seal it into the bezel.  This is what it should look like.









6 comments:

Linda said...

Wow this is fab, I love seeing the more unusual projects as well as cards and this is wonderful :) xx

Tenia Nelson said...

LURVE!!

Dawn Carlyle said...

Fabulous! I love making jewelry - still need to try resin.... thanks for the tips!

Kelly Neis said...

I am drying my mod podge now and the resin will go on tonight yet! I love your bezels, they are rich and fun. Thanks for the tutorial!
Hugs Kelly

Iris said...

Gorgeous work of art.

Penny said...

So cool, Rhea! Love the unique design and all the embellies! :^)
Hugs, Penny

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