During my scrapbook days, resin charms were all the rage. I don’t know if they are still but they are a fabulous addition to your crazy quilting and worth the time and effort.
How do you create resin charms?
Start with a cabochon setting – google it and you will find all kinds of options. I picked mine up years ago so have quite a large stash. You know, more is better! Well, remember at the time I was teaching card making BUT naturally I purchased far more than I would ever need.
Next step is to choose your background for the insert. Scrapbook paper, collage paper, wrapping paper, newspaper. I chose an image of a bird. This is held in place with craft glue that dries transparent. I typed up the word birds on my computer in a font I liked then cut it out. I created a variety of these charms and left them to dry overnight on a tray.
Next day I mixed up my resin – it comes in two parts and is available at various craft stores including Michael’s. Once it is mixed use it immediately and pour in the setting – don’t overfill! I keep a pin handy to remove any air bubbles that may form. **Hint – pour slowly and do not move the charms around after the resin pour. Allow to dry overnight.
That’s it. A lot of fun to do in a group as the resin hardens so more cost effective.
Finishing this block, I added another button cluster with a seahorse charm. Note my handkerchief – I added heart shaped brads to the lace edge. This particular hanky has some lovely embroidery
What does the entire block look like?
Sadly, if you look closely you can see a couple of burn marks from my iron. So, I will end up adding a little something on top of these to “hide” them!