I decided to do something a little bit different for this blog hop and make my own embellishments. The stickers from Graphic 45 have an amazing quality about them, and I knew that they would perform well under resin, due to the finish they have. With resin, you typically need to seal your paper components in some way to keep the integrity of the paper, not so with these wonderful stickers! (Note: I did in fact seal the paper used in the By the Sea Pendant.)
Mixed Media Embellishments
Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Botanical Tea Stickers
Come Away with Me stickers
By the Sea 12x12 paper
Scrapbook Adhesives EZ Runner
I used the EZ Runner by 3L Scrapbook Adhesives to hold my paper in place before pouring my resin, and it worked like a charm!
To add visual interest here I cut my gears in half. It just did not look right with one whole gear floating in the bezel.
I really like how the layering turned out in this beach themed focal. I used the trick of using an odd number of things inside to keep things looking good.
This one has some of the Graphic 45 Shabby Chic staples inside. The finish on these matches the theme perfectly. I also used tissue tape to back my bezel as I liked the translucent look in the background.
I made a nautical By the Sea necklace with one of my finished pieces. Watch for future projects to see how I add in my other fun embellishments in unique ways. I just love taking paper crafting to new places! Cheers!