Resin Brooch with Polymer Clay

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Thanks for my friend telling me that there is an exposy resin contest here. It is the right place to share my resin DIY project here. And wish i could get some awards. 

Step 1:What we need

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Polymer clay of black and copper colors

Liquid polymer clay gel

Copper wire with a diameter of 1mm

Metallic powder of gold or copper color

alcohol ink for coloring the gel

AB glue

Brooch fastener

Mixing stick

Pliers

Knife

Paint brush

 

Draw a draft in full size. It is better not to interrupt the line and not to join the contour line, but to finish the straight line. Just make it more coherent. 

Step 2: Bend the wire according to the sketch

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Try to make the right bend from the first time, leaving no unnecessary traces on the wire. Cut small pieces for veins. Here we need to sharpen the tips at the right angle so that the wires fall as accurately as possible and close to each other. 


Step 3:Roll out a piece of polymer clay

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Roll out a piece of black polymer clay with the thickness of 1 mm. Lay the wire on the clay as a sketch. Important point: the contour must be closed, otherwise the gel will flow out through the gap in the future. In this case, the wire at the junction (at the root of the sheet) is put back-to-back, without a gap.

Lightly squeeze something flat. I have an acrylic block for stamps. It is important not to overdo it. Be careful with this step.

Cut off excess clay with a knife. 

Step 4:Apply a soft brush to the clay powder

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The layer should be thick enough to block the black. Superfluous shake. Bake it for about 20 minutes. The temperature could be referred to the package description. 

Step 5:Prepare the resin solution

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Now mix the glue and ink.  Add the ink little by little until you get the right shade. Dense color would destroy the transparency of the resin. We’d better choose light colors.


Step 6:Cast the resin

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Let the polymer clay cool down for a while. And distribute the the resin on the surface of the  polymer. Apply a combination of both colors and mix them on the border. To distribute the gel, you can use a stack with a ball, or a toothpick. 

Step 7:Bake for another 15 - 20 minutes

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Cool the workpiece and carefully remove it from the tiles. Cut off the excess clay on the contour at an angle of 45 degrees. Act neatly. Add glue on the back of the brooch. This will not give the clasp a saddle and make it easier. From the copper-colored clay, we roll the layer about 1.2 mm thick. Press it with your fingers to keep the layer flat and there were no air bubbles.  Cut the extra on the contour. Cut out the edges using toothpicks or needles. Make sure that the clay completely covers the black color along the contour, but does not get out on the front side. Baking for another 1 hour. 

Step 8:Add your resin

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Mix a little bit of epoxy. The amount depends on the size of the brooch and the desired height of the lens. I got 3 ml. Just dip it little by little. And distribute it on all over the surface. Cover the hood from the dust and leave it alone until the resin cools. Mold it for 16 hours at least.

Now you got a ready brooch. Enjoy it ! 

Materials:

  • Polymer clay of black and copper colors
  • Liquid polymer clay gel
  • Copper wire with a diameter of 1mm
  • Metallic powder of gold or copper color
  • Ink for coloring the gel
  • AB glue
  • Brooch fastener
  • Mixing stick
  • Pliers
  • Knife
  • Paint brush

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Roya Arshadnia Such a beauty! Voted for u. 
  
Talia Muierle Wow, this is beautiful! Great explanation and photos. It looks hard, but you produced great results.
  
James Bond Beautiful ! Love it!
  

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