Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Marbled and Textured Resin Bracelet

I'm the guest artist over at Amazing Crafts this month and I've been sharing tutorials and inspiration on their blog each week. But this bonus project is just for you!
Silver bracelet with alternating oval disks of marbled purple and pink resin and silver and purple textured resin.

Today, I'm going to share how I made this really cool Marbled and Textured bracelet.

How to Make a Textured Resin Bracelet

You'll need to gather a few things:

Alumilite Amazing Casting Resin
Alumilite Red dye
Alumilite Violet Dye
Alumilite silver metallic powder
Silicone texture mould - I used Kraft Lady AMKT 4 Rococo (edited - mould is no longer available. Try searching for silicone texture mats)
Soft bristled brush
Open back silver oval bracelet blank
Teflon Craft Sheet
Permanent marker
Scrap of  paper
Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Scissors
Stanley knife
5-minute Araldite or strong adhesive like E6000
Measuring cups and wooden stir sticks

Brush the surface of the texture mould with the silver powder. Leave some areas lighter and some areas uncovered.
 Brushing the surface of the texture mould with a light dusting of the silver powder. Leave some areas lighter and some areas uncovered.

Measure 7.5mls (1/4oz) of each part.
Measure out equal quantities of each part of Amazing Casting Resin and mix together according to the package instructions..

Colour Part A with two drops of violet dye.
Colour Part A with two drops of Alumilite violet dye and mix well before adding Part B.

Add Part B to the cup and mix according to the package instructions. Pour in a puddle on the texture mould and then spread it out to approximately 3mm (1/8") thick.
Pouring a puddle of purple resin on the texture mould that has been dusted with Pearl Ex.

Once cured, peel the textured resin away from the silicone texture mat.
Once cured, peel the texture resin away from the silicone texture mat.

For the marbled pieces of the bracelet, measure equal parts of Parts A and B. Add 1 drop of red dye to Part A.
For the marbled pieces of the bracelet, measure equal parts of Parts A and B. Add 1 drop of red dye to Part A and mix well before adding Part B. Then add the colours you want to marble and swirl them through the mixed resin.

Mix the two parts together. Working quickly, add 1 or 2 drops of each of the red and violet dyes and swirl them lightly through the resin.
Mix Parts A and B together really well. Working quickly, add 1 or 2 drops of each of the red and violet dyes and swirl them lightly through the resin.

Pour the resin into a puddle on the craft sheet and spread it to 3mm (1/8") thick. Set aside to cure.

Place the bracelet blank on your work surface with the back facing upwards. Position the scrap paper over one of the ovals and press it down so that it leaves an impression. Pierce the centre of the oval with the scissors and cut it out to create a template.

Place the template over the two pieces of resin and trace out three marbled ovals and two textured ovals.
Place the template over the two pieces of resin and trace out three marbled ovals and two textured ovals.
Trace out three ovals on the marbled resin
  Cut them out.........
Cut the ovals out using Tim Holtz Tonic Studios scissors.

and shave away any rough edges with the Stanley knife so they fit firmly inside the bezels of the bracelet.
Shaving away any rough edges with a utility knife so the ovals fit firmly inside the bezels of the bracelet. I like to use Araldite 5-minute epoxy to glue them securely in place.

Adhere the pieces inside the bezels with your choice of adhesive.
Marbled and Textured oval resin bracelet by Myléne Hillam - Mill Lane Studio. Once the resin has cured, cut out the ovals and adhere one in each of the bezel blanks using either 5-minute Araldite or E6000.


I absolutely adore all the different shades of purple that were created when the red and violet mixed together as I swirled the colours through the resin. But maybe you're not a purple girl.... maybe you prefer blue or green or yellow. So play around with the colour combinations you like to make a bracelet that works with your wardrobe. And then wear your bracelet and listen to everyone rave over how gorgeous it is!

Pin this project for later!
Yummy texture and pretty swirls are a perfect combination in this oval resin bracelet.

'Til next time.......





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