How to Use Nunn Design Transfer Sheets and Resin on Flat Tags

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Designer: Becky Nunn
In this video Becky Nunn of Nunn Design shows you how to make unique pendants by using transfer sheets, resin, and flat tags. This is a great mixed media technique to help you personalize each piece in your jewelry designs.
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hi this is becky nunn with nunn design I'm a guest designer here at for you on the flat tag with an indesign resin to create a look like this if you haven't yet seen there's also a video showing how you use it on a colorized resin but for this one we're gonna use it directly onto the flat tag here are some of the items that you'll need for this technique we need some Nunn design flat tags they come in a variety of different shapes and sizes you'll need some Nunn design the resin kit and some of the transfer sheets so the first step of this is we're going to clean these flat tags using a little bit of rubbing alcohol so the Nunn design findings including the flat tags these are cast lead-free pewter and then they're plated with 0.999 fine silver 24 karat gold and copper and then we put an oxidization over it to give it this aged look I like to clean my bezels and my flat tags on a consistent basis and just getting the discipline of it because sometimes that oxidization can show up into resin so I just go ahead and wipe the tags off giving it a nice clean surface allowing for the resin to have a nice surface forward to it attached to so I'm cleaning off the front cleaning off the back and then I have a couple of business cards because I like to place all of my items on little business cards when I'm working because then I can move this around usually and not disturb the resin so whatever tags you're working with you want to just make sure that you clean them thoroughly place them on the car no I'm gonna put away our wedding alcohol and then we're ready for the next step and the next step is gonna be we're going to actually open up another design resin kit and pull out the part a and B and the stir sticks so I like to always work on a little plastic surface I'm gonna use one of my mixing cups we have the Part A in the Part B of the resin I'm a stir stick and then I also like to use little toothpicks for this technique you'll also need to have a timer ready to go so the first step of this is you're going to mix up one tablespoon of the Part A and one tablespoon of the Part B mixing a full cup of resin in order to activate it so place this on a level surface go ahead and remove the cap and pour in to the mixing Cup until you hit that one tablespoon mark so I have a very heavy flow at first and then as I start to get closer to that line I'm easing up on my flow and as I start to hit that mark right when I hit that mark and I'm gonna turn the top and then using a wet wipe wipe away the surface of where that resin might have overflowed and then put the top on now we're going to mix our Part B it has to be a 1 to 1 exact ratio and a always goes in first and then B second I'm pouring it in and it's just as I start to get to that line I twist my top and the flow and now I'm exactly at that line for two tablespoons go ahead and clean off the top of your bottle and now we're ready to mix so go ahead I'm getting my timer ready and I'm setting it for two minutes press Start and then with the tongue depressor that's in the kit you press press it into the mixing things mixing cup and you start to mix these two parts together and at first it'll have this real Marbley look and as you continue to stir those two parts of a and B will mix together and that's what makes it activated so I'm going along the outside edges and scraping them every now and then you're gonna stop and get all of that resin off of the stick so you don't have unmixed part so they and be in there at all that you have everything mixed together by following these simple steps you'll have great results with your resin your resin should be always held at room temperature so 70 degrees before you even start to mix it and you can do that by I had a little bit of overflow right there and if that's the case just take your wet wipe and you can either wipe off the side or this is one of the reasons why I like to work on the plastic to start with and then you continue to stir so the resin needs to be at room temperature and you need to have good ventilation inside of the resin kit and the Nunn design resin kit there's all kinds of great information about how to set up your work area how to keep your environment nice and clean and how to have great results with the Nunn design resin scraping the sides scraping the stick so you can see that it's starting to blend together a part a and B and it's no longer marbled and there's our timer now if this wasn't quite fully mixed it would still be a little bit Marbley and we can continue to stir it scraping the sides until it is fully mixed so scrape off the sides of your stir state lay it down turn off my timer now we're ready to go ahead and prepare our transfer sheet so moving that over to the side and so the Nunn design transfer sheets these are actually film it's printed on a film and it has a paper backing there's instructions in all of the different transfer sheet images but the paper backing is what we want to have release so that we can slide it on to the flat tags so before we put the resin down we're going to need to trim out our our item so a lot of these if you wanted to you could place this down trim around it with a pen and then trim and then trim to those lines but I want to just go ahead and cut out a silhouette of this bird right here I don't have to worry about if if this I cut it out in that shape those lines right here will show up on the flat tag and it won't be as nice of a design is if I went in and trim that really nicely so using a pair of scissors go ahead first I'll just cut out of the shape now I'm gonna go in and trim somewhat close to around where the bird is making sure that I don't trim away too much where his beak is so I moved it and came in at another angle so I could see clearly what I was cutting so if you had another pair of fine scissors you can go right inside of there I'll go ahead and give it a shot here with you scissors all right so that's kind of the shape that I have and let me see how it will design on the tag itself so I don't want him to be cut off right there so I'm gonna be thinking about like how does he need to lay on that tag in order for me not to have that sharp edge right there and I definitely want to have his feet so let's see how could I do this I probably will end up using his feet but trim away some of this over here on this side edge so I'm gonna turn this over because then I can kind of now I'm not gonna do that what I'll need to do is let's see I think what I'll do is instead of having this sharp edge right here I'm just gonna come in and kind of just round this out so these are all the decisions that you want to be making before you place your tag into the water and release it and we'll do that step next so that's kind of what we're looking for is something kind of like that alright so I'm gonna focus on this piece right here and the next step we're gonna do is we're gonna release that film from the paper back and that is done by placing it into a warm dish of water and waiting about 30 seconds the film will start to release from the paper backing it kind of curls up like a little potato chip and then it starts to straighten and flatten out so that's getting ready let's go ahead and bring our resin back in so we'll have our resin ready to go and let's have our toothpicks ready to go actually I don't want that on top of there something better isn't over there and a couple of toothpicks all right so let's see how we're doing here so when this is starting to separate the film will release from the paper backing and it'll slide off do you see how that's sliding off you're sliding around on the paper keep the paper in position while you're doing this next step and you're gonna dry this off fully making sure that you don't add any additional water onto or into the resin all right so this little guy is ready to go and first I'm going to drizzle a small amount of the Nunn design resin right on to the flat tag so using my toothpick I'm dipping it in and twirling it to stop the flow and transferring it on to my flat tag I like to use multiple toothpicks so that I can hold this by this hole right here and move it around without getting my fingers close to that resin at all so at first we're just placing a small amount of resin down on to the tag and now we're ready to transfer this transfer sheet on to the resin so slide it slightly and then I'm gonna hold it with my toothpick the film and then slide the paper backing away from the transfer sheet now with my toothpick I'm going back in and I'm pressing out any of the air and the resin that might be underneath that transfer that underneath the transfer sheet so one of the reasons why this is really important to do this where you put the resin down first and then put this transfer sheet on is if there is air trapped underneath there it'll create like a iridescent kind of like effect underneath here also it will show really sharp lines this way you can't even see where the cut marks are so once your transfer sheets in place and you've kind of moved around that resin and you've made sure that your transfer sheet is exactly where you want it to be you don't want that transfer sheet to be over hanging off the edge you want to make sure that it's on the tag then once you have that ready pick up some more resin and drizzle it on to the tag and this resin is a self doming resin so it it basically wants to know where that side edge is and that it'll stop when it gets to that edge so I'm moving the resin around with my toothpick when it comes to this surface right here around this little guy right here I'm going to turn him around so I can see him better I might use two toothpicks to kind of hold this isn't this in position and then I'm going to drag that resin up carefully around that whole area I'm going to move it around so I can see the other side very well then I'm going to drag some of that resin up around that whole area if you haven't that drops into that hole just break the surface contact by lifting the tag up slightly and moving it over and that will allow the resin to drain out of that hole and when you have your C when you have your position where you like it it looks like your resonance and covered up around where the hole is and you've drug it out to all the side edges you can add additional resin to give it a slight or a bit of a height and a nice dome and now we're ready to let that sit and cure it'll take about 48 hours it'll be hard to the touch at 72 hours but it'll take about 45 I don't take about 48 hours until it's fully hard and fully cure you want a baby set your piece as is at this phase because you might have some air bubbles that come up to the surface and if that's the case you can pick it up and use your breath and a huffing like this and that will help the air bubbles expand and pop once your pieces are fully cured you can assemble them using the Nunn design jump rings a combination of interesting charms to make fun necklaces like you're seeing here this is becky nunn with nunn design guest designer here at i hope you enjoyed it bye bye

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