Category: Resin Resin Resin

Resin casting in an ice cube mold

resin and ice cube mold Resin casting in an ice cube mold Imagine my joy when I opened a box of cereal for my peeps a couple of weeks ago to find a mold.  Mind you, it was intended to freeze something like water or juice, and not end up on my resin crafting table, but I found it first.... Read more »

Advice for the resin beginner

resin beginner

Advice for the resin beginner Top 10 tips for the resin beginner, shared by Kate Ledum When I asked my resin friends, experts and resinistas for their advice for resin success, (which I shared last week in the post Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin) resinista Kate Ledum didn’t stop with one tip.  Kate was kind enough… Read more »

Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin

crafting with resin

Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin I asked 6 of the best resin crafters I know, plus threw in a tip of my own, for their advice for crafting with resin.  While the question was directed as help for beginners, perhaps even experienced resin crafters can see some ‘room for improvement’ when… Read more »

How to fix bubbles in resin

cutting bubbles out of resin How to fix bubbles in resin by Kate Ledum Even when you are very careful.  Even when you are very experienced.  Even when you are completely aware that bubbles can happen and you know to watch for them. Bubbles can wreck your resin piece. Unfortunately, the resin coaster with leaves from the How to Make... Read more »

Casting resin colors

colorful resin teardrops Casting resin colors In case you were wondering...yes, the resin experiments are continuing.  To tell you the truth, I'm a little jealous that my resinistas are getting to do fun stuff with tutorials and I'm doing the boring things.  But, in terms of helping you be an awesome resinista yourself, I'm determined to know everything... Read more »

Opaque resin colors

mixing opaque colors into resin Opaque resin colors The resin experiments continue!  This week, I mixed some of the Alumilite Amazing Clear Cast resin and colored it with the Castin' Craft opaque resin pigments to see what kind of opaque resin colors would result. I mixed a drop of each color into approximately 4 cc of mixed resin. (You will need to shake... Read more »

7 tricks for using Pearl Ex with Resin

tricks for using pearl ex and resin 7 Tricks for using Pearl Ex powder 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.  1. If you brush the Pearl Ex on very... Read more »

Jewel tone resin colors

mixing resin Jewel tone resin colors Another week, another experiment.  This time, I used the Resin Obsession super clear resin with the Castin' Craft transparent resin dyes to create what ended up being beautiful jewel tone resin colors. I mixed a drop of each color into 3 to 4 cc of mixed resin.  I was amazed at how... Read more »

Transparent resin colors

transparent colors in resin Transparent resin colors Moving along with the resin experiments.... This week, I colored Alumilite Amazing Clear cast resin with Castin' Craft transparent dyes.  It has been awhile since I had worked with these colors.  I had forgotten how thin the consistency of the colors were (much like using alcohol ink).  Note:  Like when casting the... Read more »

Resin pigments

mixing resin pigments Resin pigments I'm back in the studio and back to experiments this week.  This time, I cast Castin' Craft Easy Cast epoxy resin with the Alumilite resin pigments.  I mixed the resin, then divided it into 1 ounce mixing cups.  I then added a drop of each dye to the resin mix using a plastic pipette. No... Read more »