5 Book Cover Ideas You Can Make With Resin

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

Book Cover Ideas #1

colorful resin book cover

Resin Materials

Book Mold
Quick-curing resin
Resin Obsession Opaque Resin Dyes Orange, Magenta, Green, Teal
Resin Obsession crystal doming 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 Alumilite amazing casting resin. Add Resin Dye to part A, mix thoroughly and then add part B and mix. Pour into the mold in small amounts and move around with a Popsicle stick. Do the same with other dye colors. Let cure for 15 minutes. Then, remove from the mold.

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

4. Mix up two equal parts of crystal doming resin and pour it over the entire cover. Add Confetti stars. Cure for 24 hours.

Book Cover Ideas #2

DIY journal cover

Resin Materials

Small Book Mold
-Something to serve as the focal point for the cover
Resin Obsession super clear 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 super clear resin and add red glitter.

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

Book Cover Ideas #3

book cover made with crayons

Resin Materials

Small Book Mold 9 ½cm  x 13cm
Crayons
-Wood Letters
Resin Obsession super clear resin
Mixing Cups and Stir sticks
-Glitter

Steps

1. Fit crayons into the mold.

2. Mix a batch of super clear resin and pour over the crayons.

3. Add glitter and let cure 24 hours.

Book Cover Ideas #4

DIY journal cover

Resin Materials

Small Book Mold 9 ½cm  x 13cm
Alcohol based colors for resin
Resin Obsession super clear resin
Alumilite Metallic Powder Gold
Gloves, mixing cups and stirring utensils
-Assorted clip art and ephemera

Steps

1. Mix up a batch of super clear resin and pour some into the mold.

2. Add alcohol inks.

3. Sprinkle with gold metallic powder.

4. Let cure for 24 hours.

5. Once cured, add embellishments to the cover.

Book Cover Ideas #5

resin book cover

Resin Materials

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

Steps

1. Mix super clear resin, then pour into the mold. Let it cure for 24 hours.

2. Print 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 entirely flat.

3. Mix up another batch of clear resin, add transparent pigment, and mix thoroughly. Pour it into the mold. Let cure for 24 hours.

Book Cover Ideas #5 1/2

journal cover DIY

Steps

1. Using the leftover orange resin from book cover #5, I added Alumilite gold metallic powder and re-coated a book cover I didn’t like.

Bonus

Watch my exact techniques to see how I made all 6 book cover ideas.

 

Which one is your favorite?

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Originally written by Cat Kerr

Unpublished Blog Posts of Resin Obsession, LLC © 2022 Resin Obsession, LLC

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7 thoughts on “5 Book Cover Ideas You Can Make With Resin

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

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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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