Resin paper magnet tutorial

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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.

how to make resin paper

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.

 

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.

making resin papers

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.

resin paper transparency

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 magnet to resin paper

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.

 

 

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4 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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