This DIY ring made with Indian-inspired tattoos are about as unique as they come. You’ll have people’s eyebrows furrowing as they try and figure out just how you made them.
STEP 1: Prep the rings
Use ring blanks with some depth and ridges on the sides (to keep the resin in). These are 1-inch adjustable rings.
Get the ring ready for pouring resin for your DIY project. To keep the rings upright, I stuck them in Play-Doh, which I rolled into a tubular form. Play-Doh works well because it doesn’t stick afterward, and the rings are secure.
STEP 2: Mix and colour resin
Mix the resin and colourants. The Resin Obsession crystal doming resin works great here because it makes for a high dome on rings. That’s what will make the art pop.
For the colours, I used Pearl Ex powdered pigment . The four colours I used are shimmer violet, micro pearl, antique bronze, and reflex violet.
STEP 3: Add resin to the rings
Oops! I forgot to take pictures of the pouring because I was concentrating so hard on not overpouring my DIY ring. Each ring only needed a bit of each colour. So even though I poured them separately, you can see how they all mixed together. The white, lavender, and blue created a lovely vibrant purple colour!
I put the bronze pearl ex on top of the purple, then sprinkled some Resin Obsession Pearl Powder and silver multi-coloured micro sparkles.
HINT: I used sparkles that are used in nail art. They are tiny, which makes them great for small projects and objects like these.
STEP 4: Add tattoo designs
Once cured (twenty-four to forty-eight hours later), I added tattoo designs on top of the resin. I cut out the parts I liked, and according to the instructions, I ran the cut-out piece underwater (back side up) for about 25 seconds. Then, I placed it on the ring and pressed it down. The final step was to remove the white paper backing.
STEP 5: Add a glossy layer
While the tattoos are pretty hardy and of excellent quality, they needed some sealing. I used glossy Mod Podge and applied a light coat. It would probably be better to apply a light coat of the crystal doming epoxy resin with a brush.
What I learned about this DIY ring is to keep things simple. The more complex designs I cut out just ended up looking chaotic. Here are my two favourites.
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Originally written by Penny Reid
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