To make Resin Sun Catchers like these, you will need the following:
Amazing Mold Putty
Amazing Clear Cast Resin
Decorative tissue paper napkins
Clean and dry prism crystal (real or plastic)
Wax paper, mixing cup for resin, mixing stick, tooth pick, foam brush, wire, clear thread and a paper piercer.
Place design face down into the resin filled mold. No need to press down, it will absorb right away. Fill in any gaps with little bits of decorative tissue. Use the toothpick to put things in their place.
When you have covered all your areas with tissue, make up a small batch of the clear cast resin.
pour this on top of each prism, covering the tissue just so. use your toothpick to corral any stray pieces. Leave to set in a dry, low traffic spot in your house.
In the past, depending on the project type, I have used a clear spray sealer or diamond glaze to add some shine to my resin pieces. This often results in a even more dull shine or exaggerates any cuts and scratches on my piece. Sometime that is fine. In this case I wanted a clear, clean glass-like finish. So I did some research on the web and found Wanda Eash. She answered all my questions and then by browsing her tips on resin, I became even more inspired!
Here is what I learned from her in adding a high gloss finish.
Place your pieces flat side down onto some duck tape. Really smooth the tape onto the piece so there is no air pockets. you don't want the next step to leak under....
Work at the hole again with your paper piercer if needed.
Amazing Mold Putty design team. I'm taking some time off to focus on my family, studio and personal art. I hope to be back on the team come this Fall, but don't worry, I love resin and will be posting more projects here on my blog any chance I get! in the meantime You can see some of my AMP creations here.