Resin and polymer clay ring tutorial

resin and polymer clay ring tutorial

resin coloring agent

Resin and polymer clay ring tutorial

by Cat Kerr

As a mixed media artist I love combining mediums. The more mediums the better in my book! Today I’m combining resin, polymer clay, transparent dye, a rubber stamp and metallic paint to create these fun and unique rings.

Material List:
Resin Obsession super clear resin
Pearl Powder Colorant
Transparent Magenta Dye
Measure Cups
Mix sticks
• Black Polymer Clay
Amazing Mold Putty
• Circle punch/metal tube
• Text Rubber Stamp
• Roller
• Wax Paper
• Utility Knife
• Ring Mandrel/Dowel
• Designated Polymer Clay Toaster oven
• Emery Board
• Metallic Paint

1. First you need a small ball of black clay (approximately 5/8”). Add some Pearl Powder to your work surface and roll the clay onto the powder and condition it using a roller. Roll it into a ball and then flatten it into an oval. At this point you want to decide how thick you want your ring.

2. Cut the ring hole with a clay circle punch close to the bottom of the ring. Make sure that your circle is smaller than your ring size. The clay will stretch as you work with it.

trimming pieces from polymer clay ring

3.  Press a rubber stamp on the top part of the ring. Be sure to use a stamp that has a lot of detail. Cut out wedges using a utility knife.

4. Carefully place the ring on to a ring mandrel or wood dowel and roll it back and forth. This will flatten out the band part of the ring and cause it to stretch out. Make sure the ring fits you.You can carefully try it on or measure it on your ring mandrel.

5. Bake all three pieces in a designated toaster oven following clay directions. Let it cool.

polymer clay ring in silicone putty mold

6.  Create a mold with all three pieces using Amazing Mold Putty. Make sure you turn your mold upside down and push in all the edges. This will create a nice tight and flush mold.

resin supplies

7.  Next, pour 10 ml of Resin Obsession Part A resin into a cup and 5 ml part of part B into another cup. Add a couple of drops of the transparent Magenta to Part A of the resin and mix thoroughly. Then add part B to part A and mix together. Mix for two minutes then put resin aside for about 15 minutes. This will thicken it up a bit before adding it to the mold.

resin and polymer clay ring in a silicone mold

8.  Remove the wedges from the mold and add drops of the transparent Magenta where the wedges used to be. Let cure for about 8-10 hours.

9.  Pull the ring out of the mold. If the edges of the resin are rough, use an emery board to round them off.

highlight ring detail with metallic paint

10.  Finish the ring by adding some gold metallic paint to the stamped area of the ring.

Tips:

• Use wax paper to protect your work space.
• Make sure you’re following Resin directions for the best outcome.
• Be sure to scrape the sides of the cups when mixing the resin.
• If you accidentally get some resin on the clay, carefully wipe it with a wet wipe.

Like this post? You may be interested in  Resin casting with backless bezels

To get additional advice on this resin and polymer clay ring tutorial, watch Cat in action as she creates the ring:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *