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Safety tips for working with resin

resin safety tips

Originally published March 2012.  Updated September 2018. Working with resin is fun, but precautions are necessary.  Here is what you should follow anytime you are working with resin. Proper ventilation Make sure there is fresh air entering a room when working with resin.  Open a window or use a fan if necessary. Wear disposable gloves… Read more »

How to color clear epoxy resin

coloring resin

How to color clear epoxy resin   Let’s talk a little about coloring your resin. There are a few things you can do and a few things you can’t do when it comes to coloring resin.  Knowing these guidelines will help ensure resin coloring success.  Then, once you get a handle on the rules of… Read more »

Tips for working with epoxy resin

working with epoxy resin

Tips for working with epoxy resin Originally published January 2012.  Updated August 2018. Whether you’re new to epoxy resin or a seasoned professional, these hints will be helpful to you working with epoxy resin: How does epoxy resin work? Epoxy resins come in two parts: the resin and the hardener. When the two parts are… Read more »

7 tricks for using Pearl Ex with Resin

tricks for using pearl ex and resin Techniques and tricks for using Pearl Ex with resin by Kate Rijacki Ledum Using Pearl Ex powder is an easy way to add sparkle and color to your resin castings.  Resinista Kate Ledum shares a few of her favorite tips to make the powder work for you. Find all the Pearl Ex powders used in this... Read more »

10 tips for getting rid of resin bubbles

Ten tips for getting rid of resin bubbles Hand up if you hate bubbles in resin! (I have both of mine up in case you are wondering.) Nothing can ruin the look of resin quicker than finding a bubble in your finished project. Here are my 10 tips for avoiding and getting rid of resin… Read more »

How to use stamp pads as resin molds

stamp pads resin molds How to use stamp pads as resin molds by Karen Bearse Hello Resin Obsession fans!  Karen Bearse here with a new experiment/play time using stamp pads as resin molds.  I have had this idea for a while speculating in my brain.  Today, I decided to act on it! Supplies: -Amazing Casting Resin -Casting Supplies- measure... Read more »

10 questions you should be asking before you purchase resin

purchase resin

The ten questions you should be asking before you purchase resin Before you purchase resin for your next project, here are the questions you should be asking Whether you are new to resin, or have tons of experience, choosing the right resin for your project is essential to having resin casting success. Here are ten… Read more »

Mistakes beginners make with resin

beginner resin mistakes

The five most common mistakes beginners make with resin Originally published October 2016.  Updated April 28, 2018. 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… Read more »

What to do with yellowing resin?

What do I do if my resin has yellowed? by Penny Reid I’ve heard mixed experiences with using yellowing resin.  I have heard it won’t cure or that it will only get deeper yellow when cured.  I also read the opposite -- that it gets less yellow when cured. Having some 1:1 epoxy resin with... Read more »