Choose a level work surface. Protect the work surface with a piece of plastic. If the resin spills it will peel off the plastic when it is dry.If you do get resin on your tools or work surface, try using baby wipes, baby oil, mineral oil or even olive oil to clean it up.
There are a wide variety of frames and molds to choose from. The size and depth of the piece you choose will have an impact on what components you use inside the frame.
When choosing the components for the frame, the options are endless. It's important to remember their size in relation to how deep the frame is. Papers, photos, charms, beads, fibers and dried flowers are a few of the items that can be used.
If your frame becomes over filled, it will spill over onto the lip of the frame and possibly onto the sides and back. If this happens, use a small piece of sponge to remove the excess. If it is allowed to dry it may not come off at all, or if it does it could remove the finish from the frame. You can also cover the entire rim with resin and turn it into an intentional design feature.
To apply components to the surface of the design, allow the last layer to dry for approximately 4-5 hours, it will be firm but still tacky and springy. Do not touch with your fingers as this will leave a finger print. Press the component onto the surface. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
If you are using a charm or something with a bail, use a pair of side cutters to remove the bail.