Did you know you can use resin and relief outliner to create faux stained glass pieces without a resin mold? I will show you how to use the relief outliner paint to trace a drawing or image and fill it with resin.
Pebeo makes a relief outliner that is similar to paints. You can use these outliners to create free-form jewelry bezels.
When you use the paints with a surface that resin doesn’t bond to, you can make transparent, faux stained glass effects.
The relief outliner is a pigmented paste in several colours, including gold, silver, and black. I’ve also seen other bright colours but haven’t used any of those myself. The outliner has a long tapered nozzle. You can cut the nozzle at various places to allow a thicker or thinner line. Pebeo also has replacement nozzles.
Step 1: Choose a stamp.
For this project, I am using a digital stamp from Sheepski Designs. The image is Baby Steps by Andrea Norris. In addition to being a resinista, I am also on the design team for Sheepski Design, creating paper-related projects showcasing digital stamps.
TIP: When choosing a stamp for a project like this, a stamp with clean, sharp lines without a lot of tiny detail is ideal.
I printed the digital stamp to the size I wanted for this project. Then, I used regular thin printer paper to print. Next, I used a die-cut circle to surround the image so that I could have a contained space.
Step 2: Tape wax paper to your table.
To do the outlining, I taped the image to a flexible sheet. Since resin and the outliner do not permanently bond to wax paper, that’s what I used to cover the project area. Taping the wax paper down ensures it won’t move while outlining. In addition, a sheet of wax paper larger than the project allows for a more manageable working surface later.
TIP: Here’s one of my favorite tips for showing you how to use relief outliner paint to make your bezel. Put a test line away from your project. Then, you can use the test line to determine how dried the outliner is.
Step 3: Outline the design.
The outliner is a paste. Squeeze slowly to create a thin line on the wax paper and follow the drawing. I work from the inside to the out to minimize accidentally brushing my hand through wet lines.
The outliner dries in just a few minutes. You can stack a new line on a dry line to create a higher line.
You can also add a line to the side of another to make a thicker line.
If you get a stray bit outside the lines, you can use a toothpick to scrape it away lightly. Be careful not to scratch a hole in the wax paper.
Step 4: Let the paint dry.
When the outlining is completed, you want a wall at least 3-4 lines high.
If the outliner hasn’t dried completely, it will still bond with the resin, but it makes a stronger wall if thoroughly dried first.
Before pouring resin into the project, double-check the bottom of the walls to ensure they fully touch the wax paper. If there are any gaps, the resin will seep out. (That’s also a big thing to know when learning how to use relief outliner paint.) You can put an extra line at the bottom of the walls, especially those that divide colour areas or define the outer ring.
Next, it’s time to fill the areas with resin to create a faux stained glass.
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Originally written by Kate Ledum
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