Resin bookmark – make your own bookmark with resin

how to make a resin bookmarkby 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.

skeleton bookmark

 

skeleton bookmark with Frankenstein

 

skeleton resin bookmark

Supplies needed:

Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
Resin Bookmark Mold
Embossing gun (or other heating tool to blow out bubbles)
String
Charm(s)
Paper

Choosing the mold

resin bookmark 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!

skeleton Halloween paper

wet paper

To size the paper to the mold, I used my paper cutter to cut the paper.  Scissors would do as well.

cutting paper for resin crafts

skeleton papers for resin bookmark

put paper in resin mold

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.

pouring mixed resin into a bookmark mold

Using an embossing gun, I blew out the bubbles.

using a heat gun to blow bubbles

Resin demolding

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.

resin bookmark and mold

spot in resin bookmark

Finishing

I raided my bead box and found some skeleton themed charms (not hard to, I love Halloween and have a ton!)

skeleton charm

Halloween resin bookmark

You could easily make resin bookmarks for other holidays.  What would you make?

 

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5 thoughts on “Resin bookmark – make your own bookmark with resin

  1. Hi, Katherine! I just scan the image and reduce it slightly, print it , and treat it like you did in the butterfly wings tutorial. I use plain typing paper or vellum, am considering making Christmas themed ones to add to gift packages.

  2. I love this. I would like to raid your charm box. Whoohoo !!
    girl you got great taste in charms…
    This would be so cute with any book you might give ..

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