How To Make A Non-Slip Resin Doming Tray Or Mat

Non Slip Resin Doming Tray - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #664: To prevent your beads from sliding around like hockey pucks… all you need is a bit of spray adhesive!

Topics Covered In This Video:

  • In a previous video, I showed you how to use a Hama or Perler Bead Board as a Resin Doming Tray.
  • One of the challenges with using a hard plastic tray for doming resin, is that the pieces can slide around on the surface, both when adding the resin, and when moving the tray into your UV Light.
  • When cleaning up from the previous video, I noticed a can of stencil spray adhesive on my worktable and got an idea.
  • Stencil Spray adhesive is for spraying onto the back of stencils and making them sticky… the spray becomes tacky when dry and is re-positionable.
  • Knowing these properties of Stencil Spray, I thought it may just be the perfect thing to spray onto the little pegs on the Perler Bead Boards, to keep the polymer pieces from sliding around when adding resin and moving them to the lamp
  • I was right… it works perfectly!
  • Just lightly spray the board with the stencil spray adhesive and let dry until tacky.
  • You can always respray the board when it loses the tackiness.
  • Don’t forget to turn your aerosl can upside down and spray until just air comes out of nozzle… this will prevent the glue from clogging up the sprayer tip.
  • You can clean off the spray using baby oil if needed.

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  1. Sandra D, 14 May, 2015

    I like it … this is a great tip. Thanks.

  2. Erica M, 14 May, 2015

    Just wanted to share how I use the bead board. I try to avoid getting any adhesives on polymer clay because of problems in the past. So I use the bead board and I picked up some small jewelry finding spacers that are almost the same size as the pegs. It allows me to create a sort of blocked off space to prevent the pieces from moving around and their removable.

  3. Cindy Lietz, 15 May, 2015

    Hi Erica. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

    In regards to the adhesive… it is just tacky and does not affect the resin or polymer clay in any way. No adhesive is left behind on the clay or the resin.

  4. Lindy D, 14 May, 2015

    Hi Cindy! I wanted to ask about the pink UV curing light that you have on your crafting table. Is it a Besmall 36w 220v 240v nail dryer curing lamp? It looks just like one I saw online for $25.00 with free shipping. I want to make my own polymer clay doll eyes using UV resin to coat them. The UV resin says it will cure in direct sunlight, but it hasn’t hardly stopped raining where I live since last fall. (Which is highly unusual for South Texas) I’m sick & tired of waiting for some sunny days!

  5. Cindy Lietz, 15 May, 2015

    I got that pink lamp from Terry Morris at EpoxyJewelry.

    And so that you know, I will be testing a new combo LED/UV lamp soon. It is another product from the Melody Suzie Company… so do stay tuned for that.

  6. Mary V, 16 May, 2015

    Great idea! I have a couple of those boards and beads that I bought for the grandkids to work on in case of a rainy day, but guess what? Grandma now needs them. hahahaha I don’t feel too guilty because it looks like a Toys R Us at my house and tons of other arts and crafts things for them to do. I really appreciate your tips and thanks to the other crafter that gave you the suggestion. :)

  7. Nadine D, 13 May, 2018

    Hi, thanks for the great tip. Just wanted to ask, how easy is it to clean the plastic tray? Thanks!

  8. Cindy Lietz, 17 May, 2018

    Hi Nadine, it’s not too bad to clean. In most cases, any hardened resin can be popped off. But if not, it stays below the surface of the pins, so you can still set your pieces on top.

  9. Nadine D, 17 May, 2018

    Great thank you!!

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