Dude. Everybody is making faux enamel dots – from melting pony beads (yikes, fumes!) to using Beads in a Bottle (okay, I would do that too) to using the hot glue gun.

Well, I figured out a way to make another type of faux enamel dot using ICE Resin!!


I can't tell you how many times I have leftover ICE Resin from a project, even just a few drops. Making faux enamel dots with the leftovers makes me feel really good about not wasting anything and being “greener” in my crafting :) AND, they can be colored! You can paint them with nail polish after they cure or you can color the ICE Resin with Surfacez reinkers, a solvent based ink, while the resin is still in liquid form.

I put together this handy tutorial and made a few glue gun dots in this video so you can see how crystal clear the ICE Resin is compared to the glue gun dots. These are great for pages with water effects!

I hope you enjoyed this fun video. See the full reveal of the layout I made with the dots on the Layout-A-Week blog.

Supplies to Make Enamel Dots:

(Disclosure: some of the links in this post are affiliate links from which I make a small commission – pennies – if you make a purchase. Gotta make sure I tell ya that, you know, with the FTC and all….)

Hey, that nonstick “craft mat” in my supply list is not a craft a mat at all! LOL These are way cheaper and do the same job as the “craft” ones – stock up on Amazon!!!

Are you going to make your own enamel dots?

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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