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Resin challenges

challenges with resin

Resin challenges The struggle is real, even for experienced resin artists and crafters.  We have our challenges when it comes to casting resin.  I recently asked a few of my resin friends what some of their biggest resin challenges are, despite their years of experience.  Here’s what they had to say:   As all of… Read more »

Resin and nail polish

nail polish and resin Resin and nail polish What happens when you use nail polish in resin? Confession time.  I have this weird quirk about needing to buy stuff from the bargain bin of stores and try to use them in resin.  It's like I'm imagining myself on one of those cooking shows and have to use a specific... Read more »

How to be creative

ways to be creative

How to be creative A guest post by Mona Schmitt Do you believe creative people are born not made? Do you think creativity cannot be learned? Do you feel like your creativity has limits? Well, stop believing, thinking and feeling those things! If you are reading this, you are a Resin Obsession fan and follower,… Read more »

Twelve things you need to STOP doing with resin

things to stop doing with resin

Twelve things you need to stop doing with resin In getting questions from resin crafters all over the world, there are a few things that can get me to give a good eye roll when I read a question.  Call it a pet peeve, misunderstanding, mistake or something else, but there are a few things I… Read more »

Polyester resin coloring agents

coloring polyester resin Polyester resin coloring agents or this post could be alternatively titled Five things not to do when casting resin One of the things I love to do for Resin Obsession fans is take experiment requests.  I totally get this.  I wouldn't want to waste resin either on something without knowing whether or not is was... Read more »

Become a part of the Resin Obsession team

become a part of the resin obsession team

Calling all resinistas!  I want you to be a part of Resin Obsession! I am looking for a few fabulous creative people who love crafting with resin.  If this sounds like you, here is an opportunity to showcase your skills, receive resin products and be compensated for your efforts.  Whether you are only interested in doing a… Read more »

Resin casting with backless bezels

backless bezel resin casting Recently, Nunn Design sent me some of their new backless bezels for me to try out with resin.  Umm.  Okay.  Twist my arm.  I had a chance earlier this week to give them a try. I placed the bezels onto the sticky side of masking tape.  I mixed Resin Obsession super clear resin to include... Read more »

Resin casting in cold weather

cold weather Resin casting in cold weather by Kate Ledum Resin prefers warm temperatures (not hot) and doesn’t like it wet. Resin that’s too cold is like molasses. While you’re attempting to mix the parts, no matter how slowly you stir, you'll trap all sorts of bubbles. The thicker consistency also makes it tough to fully combine... Read more »

Resin casting Halloween charms

Resin casting Halloween charms I don't know what it is, but I can't possibly pass up a craft store when I'm within walking (sometimes driving!) distance.  Of course while I'm there, I MUST go by the sales bin.  Imagine my giddiness when I found these beauties! Of course, I decided to use them for resin... Read more »

Mistakes beginners make with resin

beginner resin mistakes

The five most common mistakes beginners make with resin Believe it or not, I was once a beginner with resin. So I’m sure you figured that out before now, but I tell you this, because when I started with resin, boy did I make some mistakes. I only wish my teacher at the time had… Read more »