Are you dying to have some fun this Halloween? (Dying and Halloween — get it??) Well, this tutorial will lift your Halloween spirit! I’m showing you how to make a boo-tiful bookmark with four simple things: resin, paper, string, and charms.
Step 1: Get your mold
Here is the resin bookmark mold I used.
Step 2: Prepare the paper
This project will be a skeleton-themed bookmark using an image from a package of Halloween craft paper.
Then, decide if you want your paper to look wet or dry.
If you want to see what happens to your paper if you don’t seal it before putting it in resin, take a sample of the paper and run it under water. What you see is what you’ll get when you put it in resin.
Here is an example. You can see the wet part (bottom) vs. the dry part (top). I liked the damp paper because it became darker and more transparent.
I used my paper cutter to cut the piece to size the paper to the mold. Scissors would do as well.
Make sure your papers fit the resin bookmark mold before you mix your epoxy.
Step 3: Time to add resin
I mixed my resin and poured it in slowly. These molds have just the right amount of depth for a bookmark, not too thick or thin, but be careful not to overpour.
The super clear resin also works great for making a resin bookmark because it won’t go soft after demolding.
Using an embossing gun, I blew out the bubbles.
Step 4: Resin demolding
Twelve hours later, the resin bookmark was fully cured, and I took it out of the mold.
You can see some resin is missing on the back. This is because I should have poured some resin into the mold before putting the paper in. I also could have dipped it in resin before putting it into the mold. Oops! But easily fixed. Next time I pour resin for another project, I will use a toothpick to cover it up.
Step 5: Finishing
I raided my bead box and found some skeleton-themed charms. Not hard — I love Halloween and have a ton.
If Halloween isn’t your thing, you could easily make resin bookmarks for other holidays.
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Originally written by Penny Reid
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