Thursday, February 28, 2013

Creating a faux glass Spring pendant

Hello! Tracy here with a faux glass tutorial for Spring!

I have always loved the look of glass pendants but I was reluctant to get all of the equipment necessary to make them. However I found the brand new Globecraft & Piccolo fast cure UV Resin can create the look of glass (and so much more) but without the fuss! G&P UV Resin can be applied to paper, polymer clay, chipboard, acrylic, tissue, glitter, fabric, fibers, dried plants, metal and so much more. Giving you a wonderful scratch resistant, optically clear finish that cures in 3 minutes in UV light.

Tracy  Alden
Art Ressurected
  • G&P UV Resin
  • G&P Assorted Acrylic Tag Bezels set (using the Teardrop bezel)
  • G&P Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze 
  • G&P Satin Honeydew Green 3D Enamel Gel
  • G&P Pure Sparkle Gold Glitter 
  • G&P Interchangeable Gold Bail
  • G&P Lavender Real Silk Cord Necklace with Lobster Claw Clasp 
  • Piccolo Easy Grip Tweezers
  • Green Mica Powder
  • Dragonfly slicker gems
  • Vine and saying stamps
  • StazOn Solvent Ink Forest Green and Jet Black

Carefully peal off the blue plastic coating from the back of the acrylic bezel. Place the vine stamp on a acrylic block and use the Forest Green ink to stamp around the edges of the back of the bezel.

Apply a thin coat of G&P Satin Honeydew Green 3D Enamel Gel to the back of the bezel and add some G&P Pure Sparkle Gold Glitter on top before it dries. Once dry add a coat of G&P Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze and carefully apply green mica to the back of the bezel with your finger in a patting motion. Let dry.

Peal off the blue plastic coating from the front of the acrylic bezel. Stamp your sentiment on front using the Jet Black ink.

Apply the Dragonfly slicker gems to the front of the bezel.

Apply Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze on top of the sticker gems to seal them to the bezel. Always seal anything that might be porous with Glastique to prevent air bubbles from forming in anything you want to coat with resin.

Apply two layers of
G&P Satin Honeydew Green 3D Enamel Gel to the back of the bezel. This will give wonderful shimmer to the back of the bezel while still allowing some transparency like glass.

Apply one coat of G&P UV Resin to the front of the bezel. Place in sunlight for 3 minutes to cure. Apply a second coat to give a nice rounded glass finish, cure in sunlight. Apply a thin coat on back as well to seal and protect your work, cure.

Put the Interchangeable Gold Bail on the bezel and string on the Silk Cord Necklace. Now it is ready to wear! :)

Jump on over to my blog Art Resurrected for a Leprechaun Door tutorial for Spring!

Until next time, safe travels!


byondbzr said...

This is beautiful!

Art Resurrected said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments. :) I can't wait to see what everyone makes with the new resin. :)

Mae Lewis said...

This is gorgeous Tracy! I love the colors too. So cheerful. :)

Candy Spiegel said...

I love this!