Happy Birthday – Resin Paper Flower

Since I was called off work today, I spent a little bit of time crafting. I started with a card base of Pure Luxury heavy base weight cardstock in ivory. The next layer is a piece of kraft cardstock from Recollections, and the sentiment stamp was in a grab bag from StampTV that I’ve had for a few years now.

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My favorite part of this card is the flower!! I used two different pieces of resin paper that I made while creating this years Christmas gifts and three different sizes of the Retro Flower punch from EK Success.

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The resin paper is super easy to make if not a bit messy, so be prepared! lol When you add resin to paper, it deepens the color of the paper, turn it translucent, and gives it an almost plastic yet still extremely pliable texture to finish product. In the two examples here you can see the difference in the colors. The colors in the bottom sheet are much richer and deeper.

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On this sheet of music paper I only had enough left over resin to cover the bottom half. It’s a great example of how resin reacts to paper and why when using it in bezels the paper needs to be well sealed before adding the resin.

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The best part of this technique is how easy the paper is to work with even when covered with the resin. I didn’t have any trouble at all using the punches and it cute super easy with even the dullest pair of scissors. It was even super simple to add a little crease in the center of each petal to give the flower some definition.

 

 

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