Category: Resin Frequently Asked Questions

Resin casting

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Resin Casting UPDATED January 2017:  Our updated list of resin choices including details to help you select the right one for your project.  Click here –> Resin Casting kit choices When it comes to resin casting, there are so many choices for a resin.  How do you know which resin is right for you?  Below is… Read more »

Silicone molds

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Silicone molds FAQ Resin Obsession is excited to be working with House of Molds in Italy.  We are carrying their line of clear silicone molds for casting resin jewelry and crafts.  They have written an extensive FAQ on how to get the best results using their silicone molds. Read it by clicking this link: House… Read more »

Resi-Blast FAQ

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Resi-Blast FAQ What is resiblast made of? It’s a blend of polymeric wetting agents and organic dispersants. The exact recipe is a trade secret. How does it work? It works through a repelling action as it is not meant to be added to any polymer resin and they try to escape each other as soon as… Read more »

MasterCast resin TotalCast resin FAQ

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Resin Obsession is pleased to add two new resins to our resin product family.  Both resins, made by Eli-Chem Resins UK give artists more options when creating their resin art. –What is the minimum amount to mix? 20 grams, which is approximately 3/4 ounce. –What is the maximum amount to mix? Please mix no more… Read more »

Is resin safe to use during pregnancy?

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Is resin safe to use during pregnancy? Good question!  Using resin can fun way to spend a creative afternoon.  It does, however, require certain safety precautions.  Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether or not to use resin while you are pregnant: Carefully review the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the resin(s)… Read more »

Resin Obsession color pigments FAQ

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Resin Obsession color pigments frequently asked questions Why do I have to mix this into the Part A resin before adding the Part B hardener? The Resin Obsession colorants contain epoxy resin. This epoxy requires additional hardener in order to cure properly. By adding the color to the resin first, and keeping track of your… Read more »

How to store resin

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How to store resin Making sure your resin is stored properly will ensure a long happy life for your resin.  Here are a few suggestions on how keep your resin in its best shape for as long as possible. 1.  Store upright in its original containers. Resin is sold in containers that are compatible with… Read more »

Tips for selecting a model for your next mold

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Models for Resin Molds I have had a lot of fun exploring different molding options over the last few weeks.  After receiving several emails with molding questions, I thought it might be a good idea to ‘start from the beginning’ when it comes to mold making. When it comes to making a mold, regardless of… Read more »

Common resin crafting terms

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Resin jewelry making and crafting definitions Note:  These terms are defined as they relate to resin casting and resin jewelry making.  If you have questions or would like an additional term added to the list, please comment below. Accelerator: An additive to speed up the chemical reaction between the catalyst and resin. Air Bubble Void:… Read more »

How to dispose of resin

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Can I throw resin into the trash? If you are anything like me, I generally start out the new year with a promise of getting more organized.  My resin studio is no exception!  I try to take an inventory of what I have and determine what I need or want.  Part of my inventory process… Read more »