I always love adding new resin molds to my stash when I find them. This summer I finally splurged on a notebook cover mold. I had so much fun playing with it. I chose to preserve some vacation memories but you could use it in so many ways. Let’s get started.
Step 1: Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions, allow the indicated wait time.
Step 2: Pour some ICE Resin® into 2 more cups. I used about one ounce for the sand mixture. Add sand to the ICE Resin® and mix. It should be a very thick mixture.
Step 3: Pour sand mixture in the bottom third of the silicone mold. Use stir stick to spread into corners.
Step 3: Add plain Resin to the top portion of the mold. Spread into corners with the stir stick. Add drops of Ice Resin® Hacienda Tints over the sand mixture. Use a toothpick to mix the mixture into the Resin as desired adding swirls and flourishes to look like waves. Add seashells or Mica flakes where desired.
Step 5: Add drops of Yarrow and Raw Ruby Tints to the top Resin in the mold. Use the toothpick to drag color and create a sunset effect. Allow Resin to cure recommended time. When cured, pop out of the mold. This mold required no trimming or sanding which I loved. Repeat process to make the back cover.
Step 6: To make resin pages for inside the notebook, choose your pages from handmade paper, old books, magazines, newspapers, scrapbook paper, etc. I chose a children’s poem book and a vintage French book page. Set page on Studio Sheet. Have the side you wish to be the front facing up on the sheet. If desired, add Tints and Perfect Pearls to Resin in cup and mix. Pour a bit of Resin on the page. While wearing gloves, use the Squeegee to spread the Resin around the page. Be sure to cover it completely. The page will darken as the Resin soaks in. Turn page over and repeat on the other side. Once the entire sheet is covered on both sides, flip the page so the side you prefer is facing up again. Smooth again with Squeegee. You can sprinkle on Glass Glitter if you wish. The side on the mat will pick up the subtle texture on the mat. Repeat on a new Studio Sheet with each page. Allow Resin to cure.
Step 7: When Resin pages have cured, peel from Studio Sheets and measure to match the notebook cover size. Use ruler as a straight edge to tear sheets to appropriate size. Mark through holes with marker onto sheet and hole punch each one. Assemble book and bind together with flax cord, and driftwood. Add shells to ends of flax if desired. You can use the Resin pages as is or adhere photos , quotes, etc to them. This project can serve as a base for a very personalized project…think wedding album, baby shower, Christmas gift, travel journal, anniversary present, etc.
*I make extra Resin sheets and use them for mixed media pieces, jewelry, etc.
*I mixed my Tints right in the notebook cover mold. You could get different effects if you mixed it into the cup and then poured the resin into the mold.