Resin paper magnet tutorial – make resin papers

resin paper magnet tutorialOriginally written January 2014.  Updated April 2020.

I hate wasting resin.  I always try to have a series of ‘experiments’ ready to go whenever I have some leftover.  This resin paper magnet tutorial shows you how to use your leftover resin on a cute and thrifty crafting project.

Step 1

how to make resin paper

This project works best when using a doming resin.  They mix thicker, meaning it will coat your paper evenly without any voids or ‘fish eyes’.  If you want to learn more about doming resins, this article will help:  doming resins versus casting resins

For this magnet,  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.

Step 2

resin back of paper

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.

Step 3

making resin papers

After the resin paper is dry, use another later of doming resin to spread as a glue over the printed side of the paper.

Step 4

resin paper transparency

You can create text for the magnet within a photoediting site or your word processor.  I took my text to a local copy store for printing onto a clear transparency sheet.  You can do this at home provided your printer can handle clear plastic transparency sheets.

After trimming it to fit the paper, I applied more resin to give the top of the transparency a glossy finish.

Step 5

apply magnet to resin paper

Once the resin is cured, apply a magnet to the back of the cured paper.  You can usually find magnet strips at crafting or hardware stores.

resin paper magnet tutorial

Display on a refrigerator or school locker.

What do you like best about this resin paper magnet tutorial?

 

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7 Comments

Alice

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing your experiments with us. I’m not much of an original idea person, but I can really run with someone else’s just great! Never would have thought of this one, for sure.

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Katherine

@Lucille,

I think you probably can print on a home computer onto transparency paper, but I just find it is easier for me to have someone else do it.

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lucille

What a great idea, I love working with resin. I wonder if one could print out on transparecny paper themselves. Would that work?

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