I absolutely adore the look of resin jewelry, and other things made using the method. Unfortunately, right now it’s not something I can use (between a toddler, the winter, and being a bit low on places to use it doesn’t help). It’s a process that is a bit time consuming, and to be honest- not exactly pleasant to smell.
I’ve been looking around for a bit for an alternative, and stumbled across a product called 3-D Glass Paint by StampCraft, and while I didn’t get my hopes up- the price was right ($1.00 at a local overstock type store).
Using it was a lot like using that poofy fabric paint, and there were surprisingly few bubbles (which is a great thing, as I’m lousy at removing them all).
Above is just after I put it on, the bottle does say it dries transparent and it takes about three hours to actually dry. I just used a punch to cut out a circle of an image I liked from a magazine (so, nothing too fancy, just in case).
As you can see, I didn’t try to hard to be neat, as this was just a test of the product, so don’t think that it would do that during a more serious use. While it’s thinner that the typical poof paint, it’s not that thin. The excess around was actually done by me in an attempt at moving the bubbles.
I had just done the second layer when I took this photo, as you can see while it is cloudy at the moment, it is fairly transparent (even more so when it is fully dry). It also dries rather flexible, and while I definitely wouldn’t recommend wearing it- it’s easy to think of quite a few other uses for it.
Depending on your needs it may be worthwhile to grab this stuff. While I don’t think it would work for jewelery, it’s absolutely great for things like scrapbooking and crafting.