One of my favourite craft projects is creating transfers on different surfaces. Generally, this involves printing images on paper and then using a transfer gel such as Mod podge to transfer the image to a substrate such as wood, tile, or concrete. I discovered you could transfer an image to the resin. Paper was not an option, so I tried transparency film. I was surprised how well embedding transparencies in resin worked! The final product is so much clearer.
For this project, I used the talents of other artists. It is important to remember that you don’t always have to recreate the wheel. You can buy other artists’ work and use it when embedding transparencies in resin. Be sure, though, that you have the right to do that. If you’re unsure, ask.
STEP 1: Make your transparency image
Choose your images. You can use your own photos if you wish, but I bought mine on Etsy.com. Then, I downloaded the pictures and took them to my local printer for laser printing on transparency film. Note about printing for this project. I have an inkjet printer that I experimented with and found that the image did not transfer well. It’s best to use a high-quality laser printer to increase your chances of success with embedding transparencies in resin.
STEP 2: Tape the bezel
I like using a deep bezel for this project, so I’ve got plenty of room to add resin. Tape up the sides and create a seal between the transparency film and your bezel.
STEP 3: Add resin
Now for the fun part, pour your resin! I have great success with the Resin Obsession super clear resin. I love how it doesn’t hold onto bubbles when I use it in tall bezels like this.
Fill the bezel to the top.
STEP 4: Seal the image
The next day I removed the tape and peeled off the transparency film. The image remained on the resin.
The black and white was my favourite!
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Originally written by Penny Reid
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