I know I say this once a week.
THESE are now my favorite bezels! I just never know how some ideas will pan out and when they turn out great even I still do a little jump for joy!
Last weekend I participated in the "Shop Local" event. I do have a local antique market and while browsing the aisles came across this vintage Canadian reader. I absolutely love this cover illustration! The added bonus? The tiny Canadian flag.
After scanning the cover, I tweaked the image in photoshop until I had a one inch by one inch image to place into my bezel. I sealed my image with Aleene's matte decoupage (my current favorite sealer) and then I applied black glitter glue to the edges. I had to let this dry overnight. I wanted to be sure all the glue was 100% dry before pouring in my resin.
Now. I don't have a picture of my next step.
When my sealer was dry I poured Envirotex Lite
into the bezel to about the 2/3 mark. I usually create my bezels with two pours.
This allows me to add markings or colour to the first layer and then a final doming layer. So, just imagine you are now looking at the bezel curing with the first layer of resin poured into it.
Twenty four hours layer I added extra colour to the top of the first layer of resin. Sharpie has NEW glitter paint markers! They are brilliant for this technique!
Now I pour on a second layer of resin. See how it is domed? The second layer will make those marker additions appear to be floating. Also, see those bubbles? I pass my lighter flame over the surface and that gets rid of them in a mili-second.
Ta Da! Canadian moon visitors!
Labels: Bezels and Other Components, Envirotex Lite, Jewelry, Keepsake