Epoxy Resin and A Good Book
"A book," Stephen King once said, "is a uniquely portable magic."
Who can argue with a thought like that? After all, books take us to so many places with their words. If you enjoy the magic that a good book offers just as we do, you might also enjoy learning about book-related resin crafts. There are certainly plenty to choose from and explore!
Some of the well-known epoxy applications include the creation of epoxy resin lamps, personalized bookends, and epoxy bookmarks. We've even seen crafters create their own book covers for notebooks and journals! For this particular post, we are going to focus on these three book-related crafts and discuss some tips for making your own bookmarks.
Epoxy Resin Lamps
Crafters have truly reached new heights with epoxy resin lights. They've continuously worked to create unique sources of light to read from, melding the artisanal epoxy resin with wiring and lightbulbs to build something both functional and imaginative.
Epoxy lamps are as much works of art as they are works of purpose. We’ve seen many creations that mix mediums and techniques. We've also seen some beautiful resin and wood sculpture pieces that use natural items, such as branches, leaves, and pinecones encased in resin, and distinctive shapes and silhouettes. When these elements are combined with a light source of your choice, it's interesting to see how different shadows and patterns of light can be created.
Epoxy Custom Bookends
Many people take pride in filling up their bookshelves and displaying the collections that they’ve personally selected. If you enjoy showing off your book choices as much as reading them, consider customizing the space by making your own epoxy bookends. And what better way than with something that you made by hand?
You can actually purchase molds for bookends online or create your own design by envisioning a specific shape. You might want to embrace your inner Goth with a set of custom skull bookends or express a classical air by framing your books with miniature Greek columns.
To properly mark your place in your treasured books, you might need a bookmark. Custom DIY resin bookmarks are a simple yet creative way to experiment with epoxy resin and make something you can use every day. Here are some ideas that might help in the process of making them go smoother.
Tips for How to Make Resin Bookmarks
To start, you will either need to purchase a premade resin bookmark mold or make one yourself. You can find a variety of bookmark molds online, ranging in both size and shape. Choose the one that works best for you. If you want to make your own mold, we recommend Amazing Mold Maker from our friends at Alumilite!
We also encourage you to thoroughly read the instructions on your epoxy kit before starting on your resin bookmark DIY, even if you have worked with resin before. This will help you understand how to work properly with the product and get the best results!
Out of all of our wonderful products, we would recommend ProMarine Supplies' ProArt Epoxy for this project. ProArt epoxy resin is perfect for all kinds of artisanal and crafty applications that don't require deeper pours. Our ProArt epoxy also helps protect against corrosion, wear and tear, and moisture. It's also easy to use with a 1-to-1 by volume ratio.
Finally, if you want to attach a tassel or something to the end of your bookmark, many pre-purchased molds will have a hole for that purpose. However, you will need to purchase or make your own tassel.
Resin Bookmark Ideas
The sky’s the limit when decorating your bookmark-to-be! You can mix and match colors that suit your aesthetic, add some glitter or gold flakes, and even encapsulate items. Item encapsulation gets a little tricky because, depending on the width of your bookmark, you only have only so much room to work with. However, we’ve seen customers’ designs that include pressed flowers and even leaves in their epoxy resin bookmarks.
Many ProMarine Supplies customers have taken to creating their own book accessories. Take a look at what they've made for further insight and inspiration!
@jewel_of_hawaii calls upon the power of the moon with this sparkling pink pastel bookmark.
@Dollfacedesigns_11's fun design features colorful pressed flowers and unique patterns.
@resinistalisa's bookmark is pretty in pink, featuring pressed peach blossoms between every page.
Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you might have about using epoxy resin for these applications or others. You can also always visit our FAQs page to see what others have asked about.
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