Welcome back to the craft room and today’s Flashback Friday Resin Paper Flower post! In December 2014 I wanted to try using resin to make Christmas gifts for the ladies in my family. I found EnviroTex Jewelry Resin at Hobby Lobby and gave it a try. After one of my crafting sessions I had some leftover resin. Rather than waste it, I tried making resin paper. Let’s take a look at the adorable project I made with it.
Resin Paper Flower Card
Since I was called off work today, I spent a little bit of time crafting. I started with a card base of Pure Luxury heavy base weight cardstock in ivory. The next layer is a piece of kraft cardstock from Recollections. The sentiment stamp was in a grab bag from StampTV that I’ve had for a few years now. I cut a circle from the Kraft card with one of the dies from my Spellbinders Large Classic Circles die set. To add a bit more to the card front I added some faux stitching with a white Gelli Roll pen.
My favorite part of this card is the flower!! I used two different pieces of resin paper that I made with extra resin from this years Christmas gifts. The flower was cut from three sizes of the Retro Flower punches from EK Success.
The Resin Paper
The resin paper is super easy to make if not a bit messy, so be prepared! When you add resin to paper, it deepens the color, turns it translucent, and gives it an almost plastic yet still extremely pliable texture to the finish product. In the two examples below you can see the difference in the colors. The colors in the bottom sheet are so much richer and deeper with the layer of resin.
On this sheet of music paper I only had enough left over resin to cover the bottom half. This is a great example of how resin reacts to paper. It’s an even better example of why you need to seal paper before using it in bezels when adding the resin.
The best part of this technique is how easy the paper is to work with when covered with the resin. I didn’t have any trouble at all using the punches and it cut super easy with even the dullest pair of scissors. It was even simple to add a crease in the center of each petal to give the flower some definition and dimension.
I absolutely love how this card turned out! It started as a very basic card. However, adding the shine and color of the resin paper flower really stepped it up. Thank you so much for joining me for today’s Flashback Friday Resin Paper Flower post. Join me again next week when I flashback to another craft project from the past. Until then, have a fantastic weekend and I will see you in the craft room again soon!
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