Wednesday, June 30, 2021

How to Seal Flowers for Resin

One of the most long-lasting and beautiful ways to preserve flowers is to embed them in resin. But unfortunately, resin usually penetrates the petals, can fade the colour, or worse still, it can turn them completely translucent! So, what can you do to prevent those things from happening? Well, you need to seal the flowers  before embedding them in resin. That simply means creating a barrier between the flower and the resin to stop the resin from penetrating the cells. There are times when you get away without a barrier but unfortunately, there's no way of telling if your flowers will be affected by the resin until after you embed them, so the safest thing is to seal them first. There are a few different methods you can use: Paint them with any white craft glue that dries clear.  Spray them with an aerosol sealer Laminate them inside a clear plastic pocket For pressed flowers, you can choose any of the methods above. But when...