How To Make A Fabulous Handprint Vase With Resin

How to make a handprint resin art vase

 

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
Measuring cups
Mixing cups
Stir sticks
-Toothpicks
-Scissors
-Tape
vase with flat front resin obsession super clear opaque colorants iDecoArt Silver Leading outline of child's handprint Stir sticks

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.

flat side vase traced handprint and glass stain

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.

flat side vase with leading outline and child's handprint

Step 3:  Mix resin

How much epoxy resin you need depends on the size of your vase. This article will help you estimate how much resin you need.


resin obsession resin hardener stir sticks and plastic cups

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.


opaque resin colorants

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.

flat sided vase with resin paint and child's handprint
Use a toothpick to run through the resin a few times to create a marbling effect.

flat sided vase painted with resin paint and child's handprint
Then, use your stir stick to push the resin to the edges and swirl the colors together.

flat suded vase with resin paint and child's handprint
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.

resin painted flat sided vase with child's handprint
Allow curing completely while lying flat. You can pop any bubbles that may rise to the surface with a heat gun.

resin painted flat sided vase with child's handprint and flowers
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.

resin painted flat sided vase with child's handprint and flower stems

Will you be making mom a handprint vase of her very own? Be sure to choose colors that she loves.

resin painted flat sided vase with child's handprint and flowers
You might want to pick up the resin supplies to make two, as you will love this resin crafts project so much that you will want one for yourself.

Mother's Day crafts
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

Unpublished Blog Posts of Resin Obsession, LLC © 2022 Resin Obsession, LLC

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