Pink Joie de Vivre Resin Banner Necklace
I love the elegance of flowing banners and retro-ness of old school tattoo banner designs.
This necklace was created using Pasta Alphabet (thanks for Michelle Frae Cummings for the tip!) , polymer clay and AMP and resin.
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DaVinci Pasta Alphabet -- 12 oz (found at a gourmet grocery store)
Ranger Alcohol inks
Amazing Mold Putty
Amazing Casting Resin
In this image I ended up trimming it more for the desired look.
Don't forget to add the holes for hanging!
Next add the alphabet letters to spell out your saying. I chose Joie de Vivre...which means "joy of living" and perfectly describes life in south Louisiana!
Press the letters into the clay and bake the clay as instructed on the clay package.
Once clay is baked make sure the letters are still stuck in clay. If not, glue them in place. The next step is casting a mold so you want to make sure the letters are securely in place.
Next cast the mold following the directions on the Amazing Mold Putty box.
After about 20 minutes, pull the clay item out of the mold. One of mine broke, but that's ok, it still cast a good mold.
Mix your resin. I added a few drops of Alcohol ink. The first batch came out fine. When I tried for a darker shade (using more ink) my resin never cured.
|Mixing resin with ink|
|First batch with lighter ink added|
|Top and bottom casts are from|
rubbing ink inside the mold
Accent the letters using a cotton swab and Rub-n-Buff- silver.
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|Joie de Vivre banner necklace.|