The thing I really love about resin is that you can embed practically anything and end up with some amazing effects!
So, the other day I decided to turn a bit of scarf like this:
Into a set of two coasters:
The effect is brilliant – it looks like there’s a whole heap of mohair in there 🙂 The picture doesn’t do it justice – honest!
The process is this:
1. Do a layer of transparent resin to cover the base of the mould (which will be the TOP of the coaster)
2. Once tacky, snip the scarf into individual strands of wool and layer it over the resin.
3. Pour a teeny bit of resin on top so that the wool is JUST covered and no more. Have a look at it from underneath (taking care NOT to pour it over your face!) to make sure there’s an even spread.
4. Once tacky/set, mix up some black resin and fill up the mould to the top.