Why might you include paper in resin?
So you can turn your favorite photo into a pendant.
Pretty cool, eh?
How do you seal paper for resin?
Option 1: Apply glue
Use a paintbrush and clear drying glue to apply at least two coats to your papers. Be sure to also apply glue to the edges of your papers. Allow the glue to dry completely before including them in resin. This may be a couple of hours but can take 24 hours if you’re living somewhere humid.
If your papers aren’t dry and you put them in resin anyways, they will wick in moisture stains.
Here’s how you can paper for resin using glue:
Option 2: Apply tape
If you don’t like using glue, or don’t want to wait for the glue to dry, you can use packing tape. (Guess who said ‘Waiting is the Hardest Part?‘)
Apply clear tape over the front and back of your papers, so they overlap. Trim the edges of the tape as necessary, but be sure to leave a tape margin. Otherwise, the paper edge is exposed and wicks moisture in.
Here’s how to seal paper for resin using tape:
Here are a few of my other pro tips when using paper for resin:
💡 Print on “very bright white” paper (brightness of 96 U.S. or above). The colors will come through much brighter than on a standard copy paper.
💡 Use a color laserjet printer instead of an inkjet printer. The colors are crisper, and they don’t smear when applying glue. If you don’t have access to a color laserjet printer, many copy stores will print these pages for you on a laserjet printer for a small charge.
Spending hours combing the web for resin crafting information is overwhelming.
What if told you it making resin crafts could be easier?
It’s why I wrote the book Resin Fundamentals. Learn from my 15 years of resin experience instead. You can read this ebook today and feel confident you won’t be making costly mistakes. It’s the book I wish I had when I started.
Unpublished Blog Posts of Resin Obsession, LLC © 2022 Resin Obsession, LLC