As a mixed media artist, I love combining mediums. The more mediums the better in my book! In this resin and polymer clay ring tutorial, I’m also adding a rubber stamp and metallic paint to create a fun and unique ring.
Resin Supplies 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
- Wax Paper
- Utility Knife
- Ring Mandrel/Dowel
- Designated Polymer Clay Toaster oven
- Emery Board
- Metallic Paint
Step 1: Mix clay and pearl powder
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.
Step 2: Form the polymer clay ring
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.
Step 3: Create details on the clay
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.
Step 4: Size the ring
Carefully place the polymer clay ring onto 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.
Step 5: Bake the clay
Bake all three pieces in a designated toaster oven following clay directions. Let it cool.
Step 6: Make the mold
Here’s where it gets really fun in this resin and polymer clay ring tutorial! 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.
If you have never used the mold putty to make a resin mold before, then read this article first: How to use two-part silicone putty to make a mold
Step 7: Mix and color the resin
Next, pour 10 ml of Resin Obsession Part A Resin into one cup, and 5 ml 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 them together. Mix for two minutes, then put the resin aside for about 15 minutes. This will thicken it up a bit before adding it to the mold.
Step 8: Add the colored resin
Remove the wedges from the mold and add drops of the transparent Magenta where the wedges used to be. Let cure for about 8 to 10 hours.
Step 9: Demold the ring
Pull the ring out of the mold. If the edges of the resin are rough, then use an emery board to round them off.
Step 10: Highlight the details
Finish the ring by adding some gold metallic paint to the stamped area of the ring.
Resin tips for success:
- Use wax paper to protect your workspace.
- Make sure you’re following the 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, then carefully wipe it with a wet wipe.
To get additional advice on this resin and polymer clay ring tutorial, watch Cat in action as she creates the ring:
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