How to make resin papers (and turn them into a stylish magnet)
I hate wasting resin. I always try to have a series of ‘experiments’ ready to go whenever I have some leftover. Lately, I have been having fun taking some of my favorite scrapbooking papers and turning those into resin crafts.
I had some leftover Envirotex jewelry resin to use for this project. I cut a 3 inch by 2 inch square of a colorful scrapbooking paper and laid it onto a piece of wax paper. Using a brush from our reusable cup, stir stix and brushes set, I evenly brushed a layer of resin over the top.
You might be wondering why I didn’t dip the paper. I suppose you could, but by using the brush, you will use less resin.
After brushing resin on the front, be sure to resin the back of the paper as well. Once the back has been coated, flip the paper over and allow to cure on the wax paper.
After the resin paper had dried, I mixed another batch of Envirotex jewelry resin. I then spread it as a glue over the printed side of the paper.
I used the photoediting site PicMonkey to create the text for the magnet. I then took it to my local copy store and had them print it onto a clear transparency sheet. After trimming it to fit the paper, I mixed another batch of resin.
Apply a magnet to the back of the cured paper. You can usually find magnet strips at crafting or hardware stores.
Display on a refrigerator or school locker.
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