Resin and flower domino pendants

DIY resin and flower domino pendants

After being somewhat suprised 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 resin to.  I visited the dollar store and was happy to find plastic dominos S U P E R cheap.  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.

plastic dominoes

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.

dried flowers on freezer paper

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 the Alumilite Amazing clear cast epoxy 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.

adding resin to a domino pendant

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.)

dried fresh flowers with resin as domino pendants

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.

flowers treated with resin gloss sealer spray compared to untreated flowers both under resin

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.

peeling soft cured resin off a domino

Which flower colors do you like better?

 

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8 Comments

RonnyJ

Actually, I like the color the daisy turned on the phone case, but the violets are gorgeous on the dominos.
I’d like to try this using my rectangle pendant mold.

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Sandy

I’m going to try this this weekend. My 6 year old granddaughter is always picking me flowers. Now I know how to make the perfect pendant! Thanks Katherine!!

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Jessica

Would regular acrylic spray sealer work? I have dried flowers and rose petals in silica gel but when I cast them in resin the rose petals get dark spots like unsealed paper will do.

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Kate

How are they looking now it’s a year on? Have the colours stayed as shown in your pictures?

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Katherine Swift

So I have to admit that I was surprised to look at these a year later. I stored them in a box shortly after the tutorial and forgot about the them. The yellow and white flowers look good, but the purple flowers have faded.

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Lynette Heystek

This is fantastic. Came out so beautifully.
I dried my first rose petals in the microwave and happy with the first attempt. Not 100% but I know what I did wrong. Thanks for sharing that.

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