EnviroTex Resin Key Chain

Jan 2, 2013

Key Chain Front

I cre­at­ed this key chain for my sis­ter, Belin­da. It was cre­at­ed in mem­o­ry of my broth­er, Richard who passed away from alco­holism, March 28, 2004. He loved the water and worked on a boat off the Gulf of Mex­i­co. I found this image of the anchor by doing a google search and the quote from Quote Gar­den. I had Alan resize the image for me to fit inside the bezel then print­ed it out on my laser print­er.

Next, I applied Nunn Design Glue on the bezel and placed the image on top, press­ing the bub­bles out from under­neath the image as best I could using my fin­ger and paint brush for the cor­ners. Once I felt I got all the bub­bles out, using a paint brush I applied a lay­er of Nunn Design Glue on top of the image. I let the glue dry then applied a sec­ond lay­er of glue.

Once the glue was dry I print­ed the quote on my laser print­er and attached it to the top of the anchor image using Nunn Design Glue. Once all the words were attached to the image I applied anoth­er thin lay­er of Nunn Design Glue on top. While the glue was dry­ing I applied Water­fall Stick­les to the inside edge of the bezel and accent­ed the anchor with Dia­mond Stick­les . I then set the bezel aside so every­thing could dry.

Keychain Back

I then used a pho­to trans­fer tech­nique on the back of the bezel (hint, hint tech­nique in book 3) of my broth­er stand­ing on the boat he worked on with the ocean as his back­ground. He tru­ly loved the water. And my sis­ter and I are gasp­ing at those short shorts. Yikes!

Next, I accent­ed the quote using a Black Gel­ly Roll Pen I mixed a small batch Envi­ro­Tex Lite Resin and filled the bezel. I then placed the bezel in a cor­ner of my craft­room so I would not bump the piece while it was cur­ing. The best thing to do is pour the resin just before you head to bed. Then it cures while you are sleep­ing and you don’t have to keep check­ing it like I would be doing. I’m ter­ri­ble about doing this.

After 12 hours of cur­ing I mixed anoth­er small batch of Envi­ro­Tex Lite Resin and coat­ed the back of the key­chain. Once again I put the key­chain on a shelf and went to bed let­ting it cure for 12 hours. When I got up I could see that the resin was cur­ing nice­ly and the front had cured per­fect­ly. To fin­ish the piece I added a small binder ring and it was com­plete.

Please note: Make sure your resin piece is cre­at­ed so it can cure for a good 48 hours.

I am real­ly hap­py with this piece and my sis­ter loves it.

Hap­py New Year Hugs!

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