I’ve always wondered, ‘Can you use stickers in resin?’ When I saw these stickers a couple of weeks ago, I immediately loved the colors and shapes and knew I had to try to make them into resin charms for a bracelet.
To give the stickers a little more depth and sparkle, I wanted to add resin. In this case, it needs to be a doming resin so that it will stay on the sticker surface. The Resin Obsession crystal doming resin is a great choice for a project like this.
Step 1: Apply glue
To make the sticker easier to work with, I applied a layer of clear drying glue to the back and allowed it to dry.
Step 2: Apply resin
I placed each sticker onto a piece of wax paper. After mixing the resin, I applied some to each of the stickers. When applying a doming resin, you will only want to apply enough to cover approximately half to two-thirds of the surface. Then use something like a toothpick to draw the resin out to the edges. If you pour enough to cover the entire piece, it’s going to run over the edge!
You aren’t going to need a lot of resin for this project. In fact, you may even want to wait until you have some leftover resin to use it to make these bracelet links.
Side note here: Sometimes things don’t always go as planned. Some resin on a couple of my stickers spilled over the edge. While the resin was somewhat cured, but still pliable, I peeled the stickers off the wax paper.
While the resin is still soft, you can trim the excess with scissors. Be very careful at this point because the resin is still soft enough that any dents, marks, fingerprints, etc you put on top will leave a mark.
Let the resin on all the stickers fully cure before moving to the next step.
Step 3: Apply toobies
To string the bracelet, I used the Resin Obsession toobies. You can embed these into resin, but they also work great in cases like this to glue onto the back of resin charms. I held the toobie to the back of the charm and marked where to cut with scissors.
Place the cut toobie sections on a piece of 20 gauge wire. I used copper wire, which is usually available in the plumbing section at hardware stores. This step is optional, but it will make it easier for you to line up all the toobie sections onto the back of the charms.
Line up the copper wire and toobies to match up with the resin sticker charms. Glue the toobies to the backs of the charms using E6000. It will need another 24 hours to fully dry.
Step 4: String the sections
I used stretchy bead cord to assemble the bracelet. I also used some large glass beads in between the puffy stickers to give it some visual interest.
The big beads also help to keep the stickers spaced out. Otherwise, they would be trying to overlap each other when strung together.
We now have a cute bracelet to go with a fancy summer dress. A great bracelet for all ages!
I hope if you have wondered, ‘Can you use stickers in resin?’, you know the answer is a resounding YES!
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