After being somewhat disappointed with how the flowers turned out on the DIY resin iPhone case, I felt the need to try to redeem myself. I wanted to recreate the same scenario as before but didn’t have another phone case to apply the resin to. I visited the dollar store and was happy to find plastic dominos SUPER cheap. In this article, I’m going to use them to teach you how to make domino pendants.
Note: I’m a bit fussy about the particulars when doing experiments. I didn’t want to use a glue of any kind to keep the flowers in place. I also wanted to see if there was some kind of reaction with the resin and the plastic, hence why I wanted a plastic platform for this project as well.
Step 1: Dry the flowers
Once again, I dried the flowers in the microwave. After they were completely dry, I placed them on the waxy side of freezer paper. I lightly applied two layers of the resin gloss sealer spray before turning them over and coating them with another two layers. Just to be over the top, completely sure fussy, I applied one more coat of the spray to each side before letting them go untouched for another six hours.
Note: Do the spray in short, light bursts. The force of the spray is enough to push the petals off the paper.
Step 2: Mix and apply resin
After arranging the dominos on a non stick drying mat, I gently placed the flowers on top, but did not glue them to the dominoes. I mixed 10 cc total of a clear doming resin and gently poured it on top of each of the dominoes. I used my stir stix to help draw the resin to the edge.
Set aside to cure.
Step 3: Evaluate how the flowers look
The resin cured and my flowers kept their color. Awesome. (Although one of them had a drip over the side. You will see how I fix that in a minute.)
In case you missed last week’s post, you can see what the same flowers looked like under resin without the resin spray coating beforehand. They turned different colors completely!
To finish these off, all I have to do is add some glue on bails to the back.
Step 4: Fix the drips
What do you do if you have a little spillage? Let your resin get to the soft cure stage, then peel it off with a pair of pliers.
What other questions do you have about how to make domino pendants?
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