Resin Geode Book Cover

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Introduction: Resin Geode Book Cover

Blue, the color of the sea, the sky,anything deep and mysterious. Now that resin is has a charming fearture of transparency, and I was also so inspired by the resin geode art piece by

- Mrs.Colorberryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpEp0VJaL4o

- EvanAndKatelynhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS7ervAD53A

So I combined the three elements together-blue, resin, geode, (and finally made it into a notebook cover) if you like anyone of them, be sure not to miss this instructable ;D

Materials

  • Epoxy Resin
  • Fragments of sea-glass(3 colors in total-transparent、light blue、dark-blue)
  • Silver foil(optional)
  • Silicone mold of a rectangle plate(you can also make one with foam board )
  • Notebook fittings-6 binder rings, filler paper

Tools

  • Resin mixing - electronic balance, cups, stick, resin pigment
  • Modification - tweezers, file/sand paper, heat gun

Protection

  • Mask
  • Gloves

Step 1: Prepping

Measure A with B and mix thouroughly.

【Notice】Remember to check the ratio! Mine is 3:1 yet others are 1:1, I put in 72g of A and 24g of B, this will come out as a 19cm*15cm*0.5cm plate. You can adjust the amout of resin according to your own mold.

Step 2: Creating a Geode!

From inside to outside, lay out three irregular rings of fragment sea-glass .

  • inner ring -dark blue (then add a little resin to it)
  • mid ring -light blue
  • outer ring -transparent (a bit more in quantity)

As long as it contains three gradient colors, it look just like a geode!

Step 3: Resin Filling

Separate the resin into three equal parts, add in blue pigment, turn their colors into transparent, light blue and dark blue. Pour them orderly from around the geode to the edge of the plate. Then mix the colors evenly.

Step 4: Decorating the Corner

Put in some more dark blue sea-glass in the corner as decoration, which also help improve the visual balance.

Step 5: Details and Modification

Now the things are done, would you like to add some details? For me I put a circle of tiny silver foil inside the geode, which come out not so obvious but still worth a try!

【TIPS】Then let the resin dry, don’t forget to cover it up to prevent the dusts!

Step 6: When It’s Dry It Looks Like…

THIS! Ohhhhhhh I love this blue~ what a fabulous and unique book cover.

Step 7: Back Cover

The back cove is made in the similar way of the cover, choose one single color (of the same scheme of the cover, here is blue) with less or even without any detail. As you see, I also drilled 6 holes to fit in the binder rings.

Step 8: Assembly

Now it’s time to put every pieces together! Everything I use fits to a A6 notebook, so make sure all your stuff fits to one another.

Step 9: Let’s Write Something…

What I made was a notebook, but you can also apply the element of “geode” to any other fields, from wall decoration, table to lamp, vase, or even soap or candles! The trick is simple-fragments& transparent, light color, dark color :) And thanks for watching!

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    6 Discussions

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    lizzymartin14
    lizzymartin14

    Question 5 weeks ago on Step 2

    Its really pretty. I wanted to know what is the difference in texture if I use a 1;1 ratio to using a 3;1 ratio. I also wanted to know the amount of resin each mold holds.

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    rakuspirit
    rakuspirit

    1 year ago

    This is beautiful beyond words! I wonder about making a smaller piece as pendant jewelry. You are definitely an artist to be recognized. Do you have a website of other projects? Thanks for sharing this design.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    That turned out beautifully and such a fun idea for a notebook cover :) Where did you get your small pieces of sea glass?

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    Calmserenity23
    Calmserenity23

    1 year ago on Step 10

    This notebook is gorgeous!! I would totally buy this if I saw it for sale somewhere :). I saw the book on accident- I've never been on this website before and when I went to write a question on the cardboard box post you made, but somehow saw the geode notebook, too lol. I love anything blue so it caught my attention. What are the products you listed to make the book cover? I'm not familiar with resin or the geode particles. Any pointers would be awesome! Thanks :) Michele

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    seamster
    seamster

    1 year ago

    So pretty! Nicely done : )

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    KatersGrylls
    KatersGrylls

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you ^O^