I hate wasting resin. Not using mixed resin is one of those highly uncomfortable moments for me. (Same for throwing away a perfectly good box.) If this hits home for you too, then you might want to see this. You can combine resin and paper to make a locker or refrigerator magnet.
💡 Pro tip: This project works best using a doming resin. It mixes thicker, coating your paper evenly without any voids or ‘fish eyes.’ If you want to learn more about doming resins, this article will help: what are the epoxy resin types?
Otherwise, this epoxy resin kit is perfect to use for this project:
Step 1: Cut the paper
Cut a shape of colorful scrapbooking paper and lay it onto a surface resin won’t stick to.
Step 2: Add resin
Then, brush your epoxy resin over both sides. You can dip your paper in your resin cup too, but that makes this resin magnet project a bit more messy.
But then again, when doesn’t resin get messy? 😂
After coating both sides, flip the paper over and let it cure face up.
Step 3: Add art
Create a graphic or text for your resin magnet to add to the paper. Canva has a lot of [FREE] options. You can use it to create graphics in various sizes. Then, print the image onto a clear transparency sheet.
💡 Pro tip: If you don’t have a printer that works with transparency sheets, copy stores can do this for you. Print your graphics onto white paper. Then, ask them to recopy the paper onto a clear transparency sheet.
Trim the graphic to fit the paper.
Step 4: Add a second resin layer
Use another layer of doming resin to spread as a glue over the printed side of the paper. Then, add your art. Finally, apply more resin to give the top of the transparency a glossy, even finish.
Step 5: Add the magnet
Once the resin is dry, apply a magnet to the back of the cured paper. You can usually find magnet strips at crafting or hardware stores.
Ta-da! You just learned how to combine resin and paper into a cute magnet.
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