Piccolo Resin has charming personality …

Well, I tried my hand at using Resin. Globecraft and Piccolo just released their new UV Resin product so I had to try it!

I started small by first making a charm. It turned out pretty good for my first attempt and it really didn’t take long at all.

I started with a bookboard butterfly from the Butterfly Charm Set. I gave it some dimension by running it through my Vagabond in an embossing folder. I wanted some texture so the Piccolo 3D Enamel Gels would settle in the little cracks and crevices.

I first applied Piccolo Yellow Ochre 3D Enamel Gel and spread it around with my finger.

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I spread this color around and let it set for a few minutes to dry. When you spread it thin with your fingers or brush it dries pretty quickly. I then added my second color, which was Piccolo Dark Green 3D Enamel Gel.

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I did this to both sides and set it aside to dry thoroughly. Then I coated it with Piccolo UV Resin and placed it under a UV light to cure. It cured in under three minutes. Then I coated the other side with the Resin and placed it back under the UV light.

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Once cured, the Resin protects the piece so it works great as a charm to hang from an altered book or, in this case, another DIY Ornament! Check out the G&P Blog to see how I used this charm on a new DIY Ornament.

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