India-Inspired Resin Ring Tutorial
These resin rings DIY made with Indian-inspired tattoos are about as unique as they come. You’ll have people’s eyebrows furrowing as they try and figure out just how you made them!
Prepare your rings. Take some blank rings with some depth (doesn’t have to be much) and/or some ridges on the sides to keep the resin in. These are 1-inch adjustable rings.
Get the rings ready for pouring resin. In order to keep the rings upright, I stuck them in Play-Doh, which I rolled into a tubular form. Play-Doh works well because it doesn’t stick afterward and the rings are nice and secure.
Mix the resin and colourants. I used Alumilite Amazing Clear Cast Epoxy Resin and Pearl Ex powdered pigment . The four colours I used are shimmer violet, micro pearl, antique bronze, and reflex violet.
Oops! I forgot to take pictures of the pouring, probably because I was concentrating so hard on not over pouring in my resin rings DIY. Each ring only needed a bit of each colour. You can see how they all mixed together even though I poured them separately. The white, lavender, and blue created a nice vibrant purple colour!
I put the bronze pearl ex on top of the purple, then sprinkled some Resin Obsession Pearl Powder and silver multi-coloured micro sparkles. HINT: I used sparkles that are used in nail art. They are tiny which makes them great for small projects and objects like these.
Once cured (twenty-four to forty-eight hours later), I added tattoo designs on top of the resin. I used temporary tattoos that I picked up on Tattify. The ones I used specifically are called Indian Princess. While resin is not crazy about water, the small amount used for this project won’t do any harm at all.
I cut out the parts that I liked and, according to the instructions, I ran the cut-out piece underwater (back side up) for about 25 seconds. Then, I placed it on the ring and pressed it down. The final step was to remove the white paper backing.
While the tattoos are pretty hardy and great quality, they needed some sealing. I used glossy Mod Podge and applied a light coat. It would probably be better to apply a light coat of resin with a brush, but I just ran out of resin! In a pinch, the Mod Podge worked fine.
Done! What I learned in this resin rings DIY is to keep things simple. The more complex designs I cut out just ended up looking chaotic. Here are my 2 favourites…
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