by Penny Reid
Dying to have some fun this Halloween? Well, this tutorial should lift your spirits! I am going to show you how to make a boo-tiful bookmark with four simple things: resin, paper, string, and charms.
Choosing the mold
Here is the resin bookmark mold I used. This project is going to be a skeleton themed bookmark, using an image from a package of Halloween craft paper.
Preparing the papers
I decided not to seal the paper. If you want to see what will happen 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 vs. the dry part. I liked the wet paper because it became darker and more transparent – it works for me!
To size the paper to the mold, I used my paper cutter to cut the paper. Scissors would do as well.
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.
Using an embossing gun, I blew out the bubbles.
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. I should have poured some resin into the mold before I put the paper in (I also could have dipped the paper in resin before I put it into the mold). Oops! But easily fixed, next time I’m pouring resin for another project, I will use a toothpick to cover it up.
I raided my bead box and found some skeleton themed charms (not hard to, I love Halloween and have a ton!)
You could easily make resin bookmarks for other holidays. What would you make?
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