Vinyl cut-outs may be used to create a colorful acrylic keychain using UV resin. While there are other ways to utilize these acrylic blanks, the article you’re reading right now will focus on how to seal the vinyl transference with UV epoxy on one side and embed glitter or powdered color in the resin on the other. You need a few free keychain backdrop pictures before you begin.
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Using our Free SVG Cut File
Start a new Design Space project. To upload a picture, choose Upload. Next, choose Upload Image and browse to the downloaded image. Once it is filled up, choose your picture and select Insert Images.
When entered, pictures will be grouped. Press Ungroup. Now, you may utilize any backdrop picture on its own. Images that you won’t be utilizing should be hidden or deleted.
Then, add some text. Select the font, click the Text button, and input the desired word or phrase. I’m using the Beach typeface, which I downloaded and set up on my computer. You may create script fonts that are already related by using the new kerning option. Click Weld after selecting every letter individually. Size to the required width while keeping the proportions set.
To cut your design, click Make It at the end. By choosing Move from the top row on the picture and moving it onto the identical cutting mat, I ensured that both images would be cut using the same sort of vinyl. If you want to cut them from several sorts of material, avoid doing this. We may go to the following step and apply the decals to the acrylic blanks now that you have them. You can see a complete walkthrough of that procedure in the video below.
Making Your Acrylic Keychain:
The First Steps
Please take the necessary safety measures to safeguard yourself while dealing with resin. You can see that I’m wearing gloves in this photo to prevent resin from getting on my skin. Wearing a respirator is suggested to shield the lungs from pollutants. I also use a silicone pad to cover my surface every time. Amass the necessary supplies before beginning to make your UV resin-covered acrylic keychain.
- LED Resin
- Plastic Blanks
- UV Light for Curing
- the vinyl sticker you simply cut in the aforementioned steps
- scraper device
- weeding device
- a mixing bowl, and a stirring tool
- tape for transference
- a heat gun or a lighter
Use the tape to transfer the name to the backdrop and put it aside to prepare your transfer. Let’s begin by concentrating on the back.
Making UV Resin for Your Acrylic Blank
Utilizing a wedding instrument, remove the covering. Just enough resin should be poured into the mixing cup to cover the top. Glitter should be gently incorporated while being cautious to avoid creating bubbles.
Glitter added to UV resin
The glittering resin should then be poured onto the keychain blank’s surface. Be cautious not to shove the resin over the edge as you slowly press it close to the blank’s edge. This requires considerable patience and time. Once the whole area has been covered, heat the exterior and let any air bubbles escape using a lighter or another heat source.
UV resin light
Heal it beneath the light to finish. Follow the directions on your resin; however, this usually takes 60 seconds or less. The resin will heat up under the light as it dries, so it is best to wait till it has cooled for several minutes before handling it to prevent scratching the surface.
Turn it over once it has cooled. Your created vinyl decal should be removed from its backing. Use a scraping tool to firmly attach it and eliminate any air bubbles after positioning it where you desire on the front surface of the blank.
The last touches
The top should next be coated with resin, distributed uniformly, bubbles removed, and let to dry for a more polished appearance. You are then ready to finish off by adding jump hooks to the keyring and tassel after they have cooled. With UV Resin, you have produced an original Acrylic Keychain.