Paperclip Bookmarks Made with FastCast Resin


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Make a darling bookmark with a paperclip and some regal resin shapes painted with metallic paints. This is a perfect craft for a book club, quick gift or for fun. Create the perfect paperclip bookmark with FastCast resin, metallic paint and a little twine.

Paperclip Bookmarks Made with FastCast Resin

Make a darling bookmark with a paperclip and some regal resin shapes painted with metallic paints. This is a perfect craft for a book club, quick gift or for fun. Create the perfect paperclip bookmark with FastCast resin, metallic paint and a little twine.

Make a darling bookmark with a paperclip and some regal resin shapes painted with metallic paints. This is a perfect craft for a book club, quick gift or for fun. Create the perfect paperclip bookmark with FastCast resin, metallic paint and a little twine.

These cute paperclip bookmarks are simple to make and very quick. I love using FastCast because it sets up in 15 minutes. This craft is especially perfect for a beginner using resin because the results are nearly instant.

These cute paperclip bookmarks are simple to make and very quick. I love using FastCast because it sets up in 15 minutes. This craft is especially perfect for a beginner using resin because the results are nearly instant.

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR PAPERCLIP BOOKMARK:

Stirring sticks, Mixing cups, disposable work surface and gloves
Paperclips
Super Glue
Paintbrush
Twine or Ribbon (optional)

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR PAPERCLIP BOOKMARK: FastCast Resin  Silicone Mold (crowns and bows)  Stirring sticks, Mixing cups, disposable work surface and gloves  Paperclips  Super Glue  Metallic Paint  Paintbrush  Twine or Ribbon (optional)

STEP 1: CASTING RESIN FOR PAPERCLIP BOOKMARKS

Begin by reading the directions for the FastCast resin. The resin sets so quickly, it’s important to make sure the process is set up before starting. Mix one part of the resin with one part of the hardener. Mix for 1 minute. Then pour into a separate cup and use a new stick to stir for 30 seconds.

Begin by reading the directions for the FastCast resin. The resin sets so quickly, it’s important to make sure the process is set up before starting. Mix one part of the resin with one part of the hardener. Mix for 1 minute. Then pour into a separate cup and use a new stick to stir for 30 seconds.

STEP 2:

Pour the newly mixed resin into the silicone mold. It’s okay if it’s a little messy, it can be cleaned up. Then let the resin set for 15 minutes.

Pour the newly mixed resin into the silicone mold. It’s okay if it’s a little messy, it can be cleaned up. Then let the resin set for 15 minutes.

STEP 3:

Remove the resin from the mold when the 15 minutes passes. While the resin is still a little bit soft, use some small scissors to cut the overflow resin away from the shapes. It will only be forgiving for a few minutes, so the cleaner it is poured, the better.

Remove the resin from the mold when the 15 minutes passes. While the resin is still a little bit soft, use some small scissors to cut the overflow resin away from the shapes. It will only be forgiving for a few minutes, so the cleaner it is poured, the better.

Then let the pieces cure until hard, about 5 more minutes.

Then let the pieces cure until hard, about 5 more minutes.

You will need some oversize paper clips for the perfect bookmark or clip.

You will need some oversize paper clips for the perfect bookmark or clip.

STEP 4:

Next paint the resin shapes with the metallic paint. I used rose gold, antique gold, gold and copper.

Next paint the resin shapes with the metallic paint. I used rose gold, antique gold, gold and copper.

Once the paint dries, use some super glue to adhere the paperclips on the backside of the resin shapes.

Next paint the resin shapes with the metallic paint. I used rose gold, antique gold, gold and copper.

The superglue dries very quickly too, about 5 minutes. 

Once the paint dries, use some super glue to adhere the paperclips on the backside of the resin shapes

Then paint the backside of the resin to match the front.

Then paint the backside of the resin to match the front.

STEP 5: FINISHING OFF THE PAPERCLIP BOOKMARKS

Finally tie some twine or ribbon on the paperclip to add a little flare if desired.

Finally tie some twine or ribbon on the paperclip to add a little flare if desired.

THAT’S IT!

This cute bookmark is ready to use or give as a gift. They’re a great way to organize papers on the desk or keep track of your favorite reading spot.

This cute bookmark is ready to use or give as a gift. They’re a great way to organize papers on the desk or keep track of your favorite reading spot.

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Paperclip Bookmarks Made with FastCast Resin Make a darling bookmark with a paperclip and some regal resin shapes painted with metallic paints. This is a perfect craft for a book club, quick gift or for fun. Create the perfect paperclip bookmark with FastCast resin, metallic paint and a little twine.








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  1. So cute!! I'm a bookmark "collector"-- I just can't help myself when I see one I like. ;)
    Is the fast cast resin appropriate for bigger projects or should it be used on only small things?

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    1. I love bookmarks too--but when I am reading, I seem to only have a ripped receipt or a post it on hand *sigh. FastCast is good for bigger projects too! Check out this one too: https://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2017/08/sparrow-wall-art-custom-silicone-mold.html

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