Creative Resin : Easy techniqu es for contemporary resin art
Author : Mia Winston-Hart
Publisher: David & Charles
Number of pages: 120
This collection of techniques will get you started on your resin journey even if you've never tried it before and, if you do have some experience, there are 17 inspirational projects to make.
Resin craft offers so many possibilities to create original jewellery and accessories that will amaze your family and friends, and it is easy to do at home with just a small number of tools and materials. This collection is packed full of step-by-step instructions for techniques such as mixing and pouring resin, creating your own moulds, and how to use pigments and inks.
Author Mia Winston-Hart also explains how to use botanicals with resin, and she has advice for how to source and prepare your own botanicals for really bespoke pieces, with instructions for drying your own flowers and plants.
There is comprehensive information about all the safety issues surrounding resin craft and the author explores the various different types of resin available including plant and vegetable-based resins, and how to choose and use them safely. There are also instructions on how to create your own moulds alongside the different resin techniques, as well as 17 eye-catching resin projects.
All of the projects are accompanied by step-by-step photography so you can see exactly what to do at each stage. Choose your favourite from this collection which includes floral earrings; heat proof coasters, a beach scene tray, a galaxy themed table top, a shell comb, a flower and gold leaf keyring, glittery hair clips and a floral phone case.
Some of the many techniques covered include: sanding, deep pouring, making your own moulds, how to avoid bubbles in your work, de-moulding, mixing and pouring, working with different layers, and drying and preserving botanicals. There are comprehensive step-by-step instructions for the projects including how to add jewellery findings, as well as working with different moulds and materials.
There is even a trouble shooting section so you can iron out any problems once you start putting your newfound skills into practise.