Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Bottle Cap Resin Art

Our Art Club didn't have many activities last school year with a change in schedule due to covid. We finally did something really fun at the end of the year- bottle cap resin art! 
I started saving caps from my Starbucks drinks because they are a nice size and don't have serrated edges. Students could do basically anything that would fit inside! We just tried a bunch of different things to experiment and know how it would work in the future. The only thing that didn't work well was a fresh dandelion. In the words of one of my students, "I'm sorry but that's not cute!" 

I think the most successful pieces had layers- either an image on the background with something sprinkled on top or tiny mixed media works. When the resin set up most students added magnetic buttons to the back. A couple decided ahead of time they wanted them to be keychains so we added a loop of wire before pouring the resin and a keychain loop when it was set.
We will definitely do this again!


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