There’s something kinda cool that happens when you’ve worked with resin for a while. You learn how to make it work for you. To make this resin pendant, you can use stamps as an alternative to resin molds.
Resin supply list:
- Alumilite Amazing Casting resin
- 2-inch wide masking tape
- Stamps without the wooden/plastic backing
- Mixing cups
- Pearl Ex powder colors
- 1-inch square pendant blanks
Step 1: Make a tape basket
Tear a piece of masking tape large enough to have a border around the stamp. Place the stamp into the center. Fold the tape around the pad to create a ‘dam’ around the part. Use scissors to trim off any extra tape as necessary. You want 3 to 5 millimeters of tape above the ink pad.
The higher your tape dam, the thicker the base will be in the pendant blank.
Step 2: Add colored powders
Use a brush to dust on a light coating of powder.
Step 3: Mix and add resin
For this resin pour, mix 10 ml total of the Alumilite Amazing casting resin to add to your alternative resin molds.
This is a quick-curing polyurethane resin. Meaning–this is not a resin for beginners. But, good news–you can use an epoxy resin for this project. Just know that you will have to ‘babysit’ the project longer.
You’ll see why in a moment.
Step 4: Remove from the tape
Once the resin is in the soft cure stage, remove the tape and peel the resin away from the stamp. The resin will be rubbery at this point. With this resin, it happens about 6 to 8 minutes after mixing. With an epoxy resin, you will need to wait for 1 to 3 hours to reach this point. Maybe even longer.
Step 5: Size to your pendant
Check the fit of your resin casting to ensure it rests snugly within the pendant blank. While the resin is soft, you can trim the excess with scissors.
If you don’t get a good fit now, you’ll need to sand off the excess when it finally cures.
Once you are sure of the fit, press your piece flat. It takes another 30 to 60 minutes to ensure it is fully cured, and you don’t want it to cure unevenly.
Step 6: Secure with glue
Hang them on a colored ribbon to give them an extra WOW.
You can use a patina to highlight the crevices. Or fill in the gaps with clear epoxy and glitter to give it more visual interest.
Here’s a quick video also showing how I made these pendants using stamps as alternative resin molds:
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