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1 Paint an even, thin coat of modge podge over your pictures. Leave to dry before repeating on the back of the pictures. Apply one or two more coats of modge podge to seal the pictures completely.
2 Cut the pictures to fit the moulds exactly and place a picture in each mould. Arrange the decorations on top of the pictures.
3 Put on a pair of protective rubber gloves, place your plastic measuring jug on an electronic scale and set the scale to zero. Pour exactly 100g resin into the plastic measuring jug, then add 50g hardener. Mix thoroughly but carefully with a plastic spoon, taking care not to let air bubbles form in the mixture.
4 Pour the mixture into the moulds. Press the decorations into place with a toothpick if they have moved and make sure that no air bubbles have formed. You can also pour a layer of resin first, before adding the pictures and decorations, then fill the rest of the mould. If air bubbles form, prick each one with a toothpick.
5 Insert the ring before the resin sets completely. Secure with Prestik or masking tape over the edge of the mould so it does not sink into the resin. You can also twist a short length of wire into the shape of a hook and insert that into the resin, if you prefer.
6 Leave to stand for at least 24 hours to set, then turn out the moulds. Neaten the edges of the resin with a craft knife. Thread a length of thong, chain, ribbon or lace through the ring to complete.
Text and image: Ideas magazine