5 Resin Cover Book Ideas

Five book cover ideas with resin

by Cat Kerr

When I first spotted these book cover molds my noggin started to race with ideas for a book cover DIY.  I can think of tons of objects to encapsulate into resin — maybe leaves, sand, and shells, photos, keepsakes, fabric, metal bits.  I mean really…the sky is the limit!  I’m not surprised I ended up making more than one book cover for this project and I have a feeling that if you give it a try, you too will end up with your very own collection of handmade books!

Resin Book Cover DIY #1

colorful resin book cover
Materials

Small Book Mold 9 ½cm  x 13cm
Amazing Casting Resin
Resin Obsession Opaque Resin Dyes Orange, Magenta, Green, Teal
Amazing Clear Cast epoxy resin
Measuring Cups and Stirring Sticks
-Wax Paper
-Clear Computer Grafix
-Confetti Stars
-Scissors

Steps

1. Place Wax Paper on your work surface. 

2. Measure out two equal parts of Amazing Casting Resin. Add Resin Dye to part A, mix thoroughly and then add part B and mix. Pour into mold in small amounts and move around with Popsicle stick. Do the same with other dye colors. Cure 15 minutes. When cured remove from mold. 

3. Print up an image on to Computer Grafix and cut it out. Remove the backing and place it on the cover. 

4. Mix up two equal parts of Amazing Clear Cast and pour it over the entire cover. Add Confietti stars. Cure for 24 hours.

Resin Book cover DIY #2

DIY journal cover

Materials

Small Book Mold 9 ½cm  x 13cm
-Something to serve as the focal point for the cover
Amazing Clear Cast epoxy resin
Mixing cups and stirring sticks
-Red Glitter

Steps

1. Find a focal piece to make the highlight of your cover.  You can embed anything into the resin.  I used a resin piece I created a long time ago.  

2. Mix Up a batch of Amazing Clear Cast and add red glitter.  

3. Pour some glitter resin into the mold and then add your focal point item.  Add the remainder of the resin and let cure 24 hours.  

Resin book cover DIY #3

book cover made with crayons
Materials

Small Book Mold 9 ½cm  x 13cm
-Crayons
-Wood Letters
Amazing Clear Cast epoxy resin
Mixing Cups and Stir stix
-Glitter

Steps

1. Fit crayons into the mold. 

2. Mix up a batch of Amazing Clear Cast and pour over the crayons. 

3. Add Glitter and let cure 24hrs. 

Resin Book cover DIY #4

DIY journal cover
Materials

Small Book Mold 9 ½cm  x 13cm
Alcohol based colors for resin
Amazing Clear Cast epoxy resin
Alumilite Metallic Powder Gold
Gloves, mixing cups and stirring utensils
-Assorted clip art and ephemera

Steps

1. Mix up a batch of Amazing Clear Cast and pour some into the mold. 

2. Add alcohol inks. 

3. Sprinkle with Gold Metallic Powder.  

4. Let Cure 24hrs. 

5. Once cured add embellishments to the cover. 

Resin book cover DIY #5

resin book cover

Materials

Small Book Mold 9 ½cm  x 13cm
Amazing Clear Cast epoxy resin
-Computer Grafix Clear
-Scissors
Resin Obsession Transparent Dye Orange
Cups, gloves, stir stix

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Steps

1. Mix up a batch of Amazing Clear Cast and pour some into the mold and let cure 24hrs. 

2. Print up an image onto Clear Computer Grafix. Cut it down to the same size as the inside of the mold. Remove backing and place on cured resin. Burnish it and make sure it is completely flat. 

3. Mix up one final batch of resin and add transparent dye to part A mix thoroughly and then add part B, mix together and then pour it into the mold and let cure 24hrs.

Resin Book Cover DIY #5 ½

journal cover DIY

Steps
  1. 1.  Using the leftover orange resin from book cover #5, I added Alumilite gold metallic powder and re-coated a book cover that I did not like.

Bonus

Watch my exact techniques to see how I did all 5 (actually six) book cover DIY projects.

 

Which book cover DIY is your favorite?

 

Unpublished Blog Posts of Resin Obsession, LLC © 2018 Resin Obsession, LLC

7 Comments

Cornelia L Short

This is an amazing tutorial from Cat Kerr! I love all of them and thank you for sharing these wonderful book covers!

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Stacey Roberts

I am new to all this where is the best place to get the kits from I live in the uk

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Barbara Ramey

I love this idea for resin book covers. When do you think the molds will be back in stock?

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Katherine Swift

We have the medium and large sizes in stock. Hopefully, the small sizes will be back in stock by the end of next week.

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Kellie Chasse

Wonderful….I’ve been using Art resin and following your blog and emails for some time. You have amazing stuff. If ever you want to do a collab for a youtube video – I would so be in! 😉 <3 <3 Thanks for all you do.

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Annette Williams

What did you use to put it all together? Is that wire? Can you please create a video showing the technique?

Thank you

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