How to Rubber Stamp on Crystal Clay with Colorized Resin by Becky Nunn

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Designer: Becky Nunn
Skill Level: Intermediate
Learn how to create a dramatic design effect by applying crystal clay to a bezel, rubber stamping on top of it, and then pouring a layer of tinted resin over the surface. The look is simply enchanting.
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hi this is becky nunn of nunn design and in the studio here with Julie and kress and we're shooting this video with beadaholique I'm going to be showing you how to rubber stamp on epoxy clay and put a colorized resin over the top of it to create porcelain light pieces like these well you'll need for this video are some casting craft color pigments so I have a yellow in a blue and that's what I'm going to be needing to make this teal color I've already pre-mixed some clear resin I have a rubber stamp some stir sticks and toothpicks a little bit of crystal clay that I've already pre-mixed some stays on jet black ink and a couple bezels and a business card so our first part of this is we're going to select a bezel to work with we're going to go ahead and our two-part epoxy that we've already mixed together I just pinched off a little bit then rolling it into a nice smooth ball and then I'm gonna see how much do I have here do I have too much or do I have too little and too much it's gonna be I'll show you if you have a domed surface it's going to be a lot more tricky to stamp on that so you're going to want to have it just so it's enough so it is kind of flat in there not underneath that RIM because then it'll be harder for that stamp to hit it but just kind of flush with that room so I just had a slight bit too much so I pulled off a tiny bit just that much and we'll see if that makes a difference so you have 90 to 120 minutes to work with this clay before it starts to get hard so take your time and just make sure that you have the right amount of clay in there because it'll really make a difference on how your impression is received from that rubber stamp and that is a much better fit I just want to have it nice and flat just using this part of my thumb to kind of press down on that clay and make it nice and flat and smooth alright now that once I have all of that clay in there I'm going to want to go around those side edges and clean up next we're gonna use our stays on jet black ink so go ahead and open up your pad then go ahead and stamp your rubber stamp on there and then test it to make sure that you have a nice even coverage this will also tell me if my pad is drying out and if I need to re-ink or if I'm just doing just fine and that looks great so once you have your image all inked up onto your surface you're gonna want to place it over and you're gonna very lightly touch down giving a nice imprint right here my imprint didn't touch all that well so I can very lightly retouch it up with another hit so it's really important that you're doing this process when the clay is wet because that'll allow the ink to absorb into the clay and be permanent so the next step for adding the colorant onto our epoxy clay stamped piece is to add a little bit of the casting craft yellow and blue to a pre-mixed two-part resin one of the questions that Julie at beadaholique here gets asked quite frequently and so do how long do I have to work with this resin before it hardens and the answer is it depends on where you are and the heat for example we're in the studio here in Southern California and it is hot in here and so Julie mixed up a batch and 20 minutes later it was rock hard so we had to stop the video and mix up another batch so the answer is it depends on where you are and it depends how hot it is but in this case it was a very small lifespan before it hardened so I'm mixing yikes you're going to go ahead and take off the lid and add just a small little head amount on that toothpick of the yellow to the clear we're just going to add a little teeny bit because it's easier to continue to add than it is to have to add more and more resin maybe a tiny bit more I'm just squeezing that up getting that extra little pigment off of that top and stirring it in and then do so also with the blue it's squeezing it up tiny teeny bit so this colorant is going to last you for a good amount of time so I already know that that was probably plenty of blue just in itself so I'll just continue to use another toothpick to blend that in and you can see how potent that is that blue really influenced that whole batch really fast so if you wanted it to be a little bit more of a green Oh to add a little bit more of that yellow color but that looks kind of interesting just like that so once that's all mixed up and you're done with your toothpicks you can go ahead and drizzle it right on to your stamped piece see how lovely that is I love that little teal color it's just so nice and I'm just putting a slight amount and just slightly moving it with my stir stick or what you could do is just place it on there with your stirrer stick like this and then go back in with your toothpick and move it around see I'm gently bringing it to those side edges if you haven't worked with two-part resin it is self doming so it just wants to know where that side area is and then it'll stop that's one of the questions people often ask is how does it and it's knock over the edge and this product is designed to be doming so it just wants to know where that edge is and then it stops and there we have a lovely little piece that we can put on a chain or if you did multiple pieces which I highly recommend that you do at a time because look how much resin we still have and then you can string them all together and make a charm bracelet or multiple pieces pretty darn fun here it is an example of something like that put together in a charm bracelet this is becky nunn with nunn design here at ayk this this is probably one of my favorite projects I hope it is one of yours too you

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