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Epoxy Resin Projects using Dried Flowers & Leaves | Jewellery, Pendants, Earrings, Bookmark + More

Epoxy Resin Projects using Dried Flowers & Leaves | Jewellery, Pendants, Earrings, Bookmark + More


For these projects I’m using my usual epoxy art resin, which has a 2A:1B mix ratio by weight For doming I allow the resin to thicken before pouring This is a high gloss cabochon mould for which I will use one of the 30mm domes to match the size of my pendant bezel Half fill the dome cavity with resin, then lay your clover on top Cover that with a few more drops of resin and allow it to firm up Now fill the mould to the top, which will leave the clover ‘floating’ in the middle This four leaf clover came in a pack of pressed dried flowers from Ali Express. It is yet to bring me any luck. I typed some text in Microsoft Word and printed it onto pearlescent printer paper Glue the cabochon to the paper using UV resin The text is printed quite small (6pt) as the cabochon will magnify it Press down firmly to expel any trapped air bubbles Cure under the UV lamp for a minute or two Cut around the cabochon using a sharp knife or scissors Apply a thin bead of UV resin around the edge of the bezel tray Fit the cabochon into position and cure under the UV lamp Your lucky charm is ready πŸ™‚ This fern grows everywhere in my neighbourhood, and is easily pressed and dried Apply a thin bed of resin to a non-stick surface, such as this PVC coated foamex Put the leaves onto the resin and press them down to expel any bubbles trapped underneath Cover the leaves with more resin, and allow the resin to cure until tack-free but still flexible The larger leaves are great for key chains or pendants, and the smaller ones are the perfect size for earrings Yes kill the bubbles! Talking of which, there will be a link in the outro to a video on my new channel… Switch on your sense of humour and go check it out πŸ˜€ Use a Sharpie marker to draw an outline around the leaves. Allow extra space at the top. The resin should peel easily from the non-stick surface The resin is thin and flexible enough at this stage to cut with ordinary scissors Dome both sides of each piece with more epoxy resin. Allow the resin to thicken a little before pouring. Carefully encourage the resin to the edges – as long as you don’t pour it too deep it won’t overflow Drill a 1mm hole through the top of each piece Add a jump ring and the piece is ready to use To make the bookmark I purchased a silicone mould off eBay Apply a thin layer of resin to cover the bottom of the mould and float the flowers on top I call these ‘firework flowers’ because they remind me of firework bursts XD When the resin has firmed up apply a top layer whilst still in the mould Add a tassel to complete the bookmark For larger arrangements, plan the layout of the flowers before you start adding them to the resin… If you try to rearrange them once added to the resin, the petals may detach or wrinkle up For this coaster piece, I’m putting down a thin base of resin with white Pearl Ex mica powder This shiny cake mould is off Amazon – it gets suggested when you search ‘art resin’ XD To give this piece extra dimension, I’m adding the flowers in two layers The leaves and flowers may move a little on the surface of the resin, so carefully nudge them back Always make sure no lady bugs land on the leaves between pours When that has cured, remove from the mould before doing a final dome layer… This will give the piece a nice finish and eliminate the raised edges that you always get when part-filling a mould Get them bubbles! Finished! When covering the base of a wooden tray with resin you must seal all the joins first I do this with a thin bead of UV resin dispensed from a syringe The wood itself will also need to be sealed with acrylic paint or varnish for a natural finish This is white pearl effect acrylic paint Allow to dry fully before pouring any resin over it I’m gluing the flowers down with a little mod podge to stop them from floating to the surface of the resin To cover a surface in resin, remember that 1kg of resin will cover 1 square meter to a depth of 1mm… Resin will self level at 2mm, so you should always work to that depth. This tray used 165g of resin to achieve that. Notice that a couple of the purple flowers turned yellow in the resin. Alexa did warn me about using magic colour-changing flowers but I didn’t listen πŸ™ Epic bubble massacre! [Alexa] I told you not to use magic colour-changing flowers [Alexa] They ruined your rainbow pattern

97 thoughts on “Epoxy Resin Projects using Dried Flowers & Leaves | Jewellery, Pendants, Earrings, Bookmark + More”

  1. Like the clover Pendant😍,by use of the mould.Really good ideas kepp them up.πŸ˜€Make your own bookmarks,and coasters.

  2. Yay! You're back! I think it's a best way to preserve favorite flowers! They're all beautiful!! πŸ˜˜πŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸ’

  3. Such beautiful work and pieces! I love your videos so simple to follow the tutorials. Thank you! πŸ‘Œβ˜ΊοΈ

  4. Hola cΓ³mo estΓ‘s oye disculpa el pigmento fotoluminiscente se puede teΓ±ir en algΓΊn color obvio que sea para resina

  5. Love to watch you work πŸ’œ. May I request a little something for Halloween. I bought a couple of moulds and some UV resin, will let you know if I end up burning down the house.

  6. When I first found this channel, I thought it was just another one of those mindless "quick and easy crafts!" kind of channel like TroomTroom. But I must say, I'm very happy that it isn't. These projects are always so creative and turn out very nice. Keep up the good work!

  7. I made a tray too!
    I did it differently, I took the base out and did different patterns with resin, it turned out good, I wish I could show a picture,anyway awesome video!!

  8. There's an USA links and UK links AND I'M NOT EVEN LIFE THERE πŸ™

    I'm in Indonesia, blaah

    ^
    I'm just expressing it, I'm not gonna buy and do it though. This isn't my passion nor my hobby.. :v

  9. I finally pressed some flowers and leaves during the summer for coasters. Maybe I'll get around to make them as Christmas gifts this year? I've only been planning on it for the past three years…

  10. Oh I love all these projects ! Proper adore the bookmark ! Those flowers were stunning 😍😍 love the layering on the coasters .. and cool idea to cut up the coaster set too never thought of that … (if it's the same one I have) x thanks for the total inspiration ! Xx

  11. Glad to see you! Or rather, watch you! Withdrawals are gone, I'm good now, thank you!
    I like all you projects. Now since the earrings were on the card, and the card said, hand made by resinAce, does this mean you are going to start, or are, selling your stuff?
    Great video Ace, thank you! Pam

  12. Just wow! so creative I love them all.
    firstly though, are they real flowers?
    and secondly would you please pretty please sell me a bookmark??
    😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  13. Okay, okay, I’m truly inspired. I have a photo that means a lot to me, that I have wanted to use to create a pendant. Art is out of my comfort zone. You have made these projects look so easy … I’m ready to take the leap. Thank You so much for sharing your beautiful work on YouTube!!!

  14. Poor little lady bug. tee hee. I really love how the bookmark and the serving trays came out. So colorful and vibrant! Great work!
    And the epic bubble massacre was the coolest! πŸ˜‰

  15. I was going to get those ladybugs πŸ˜› I didn't hear any bubbles screaming, so how do I know they are truly gone? lol All jokes aside, first you had me trying to do a chroma cube as my first project, now I'm going to be doing trays. I really do miss the ferns, and thistle from the Uk, we don't get them in my area, turned out really lovely!

  16. Love that bookmark!! β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’œ And your new channel is so brilliantly snarky, I can't get enough! 🀣 Cheers, mate!

  17. Where did you find a proper bookmark mold? I have searched all over Amazon, Ebay and various stores and cant find a good level one. Awesome ideas!

  18. I just love this channel, I save every video in my resin playlist, I don't know why it's not like they are going pop like the bubbles 😁

  19. Hey hey, what is that leaf in the top left corner of the tray, LOL? Sure looks like something I like! πŸ˜€ Great job, again, ResinAce!

  20. I love your work. Really, really love the tray. The amount of time and detail in your pieces is awe inspiring. Who knew you were selling your pieces. Ever think of opening an Etsy store? I know I would most certainly be a consumer – and you could have custom ordered pieces – that would be simply sublime.

  21. I love when you put so much into one video. Another epic compilation by resinAce! Thank you! So many creative ideas.

  22. Awww, no screaming bubbles? xD
    Think the coaster is my favourite, but the composition is lovely on all the pieces. And those fern earrings are awesome, I'd happily wear them 😍

  23. Ack, so confused… it's not Friday! πŸ˜‚ I love all of them, but the cabochon and the bookmark were my favourites, I think. The coaster was gorgeous, especially the ladybird and having it in multiple layers for some depth… but yeah, that bookmark. 😍 I wonder what was in the flower and resin that caused the colour change… maybe it's a pH thing? Curious! Love them all, though, as always. Thanks for sharing (though I kind of miss the screaming bubbles now LOL).

  24. beautiful. I have bookmark mould. will artificial flowers work – small ones ?
    pls where is the link to dried pressed flower on aliexpress ?

  25. That bookmark!! β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’—πŸ’œ You would make any kid the best arts & crafts parent!

  26. Hey Ace! Love your channel πŸ™‚ I have a question – is it possible to put flowers into resin if they have first been dried in silica gel? Will that still keep them looking fresh rather than dried and pressed?
    I'm guessing it's not a good idea to put fresh flowers in resin?
    Cheers!

  27. ResinAce I need your help. I bought a two-part sphere mold and tried to make something. The problem I had was trying to get the bubbles out of the top part of the mold. The lighter would only get the bubbles out of the small hole on top and when I demolded it there were bubbles in the top half of the sphere. How do you do it?

  28. Always love your work resinAce. Really enjoyed the ferns. Like the bookmark. Really like the coaster. πŸ™‚ The tray is so beautiful.

  29. Oh, how elegant and romantic it is! πŸ˜²πŸ˜πŸŒΈπŸ€ And what kind of flowers did you use in your bookmark?πŸ€”

  30. Would you ever be interested in telling us some of the things that you use to make your pieces. For instants the white paper I know it can’t be paper because it would stick what did you use that you were able to peel it off?? Another one that I would love to know is where you get your plastic that you cut up and make molds with I have tried using plastic from things around my house and inevitably it does not come off of the resin once it’s cured?? What is the plastic that you cut and make boxes with?

  31. Those dried flowers are gorgeous! I had a heck of a time finding the β€œright” ones to use for keychains. Once I got them, they were so much smaller than I expected.

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  33. Ace, is this the one with the four leaf Clover you mentioned a while back? (I might have posted this comment already, but I can't find it and I don't really remember.)

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