Are you looking for an excellent gift for mom or grandma this Mother’s Day? Add a child’s handprint to a vase with this fun resin technique to make the perfect heirloom. This is one gift that mom will treasure for a lifetime!
Resin supplies needed:
-Vase with flat front
–Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
–Resin Obsession Opaque Colors in three shades
-DecoArt Silver Leading
-Outline of child’s handprint
Step 1: Trace a handprint
Start by cutting out the handprint and taping it to the inside of your vase. Be sure that your vase is clean before adding anything to the surface. One tip is to use rubbing alcohol all over the surface to ensure everything is removed. Allow drying before continuing.
Step 2: Transfer to a glass vase
Trace around the handprint and the outside of the vase with the silver leading. Allow to dry completely, ideally overnight.
Step 3: Mix resin
Step 4: Color the resin
Add your mixed resin to three different cups and add in resin colors. I used opaque yellow, teal, and green, but you can mix and match the colors however you would like. Use equal amounts of each color or more of one color if you want. The ratios are entirely up to you.
Step 5: Apply to the glass
Now’s the fun part of making your handprint vase. Randomly pour your colors onto the surface of the vase. Leave the hand area without any resin.
Use a toothpick to run through the resin a few times to create a marbling effect.
Then, use your stir stick to push the resin to the edges and swirl the colors together.
Continue until your entire area is completely covered with resin and you have a look that you love. You can swirl more at this stage with additional toothpicks if desired.
Allow curing completely while lying flat. You can pop any bubbles that may rise to the surface with a heat gun.
After your project has cured, add the name and year to the bottom of the vase with a paint pen or permanent marker. You never want mom to forget whose handprint this was.
Will you be making mom a handprint vase of her very own? Be sure to choose colors that she loves.
I hope making this handprint vase turns out to be one of your mom’s favorite gifts!
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Originally written by Angie Holden
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