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Resin Crafting Tips for beginners

resin crafting tips for beginners

  5 Tips and Tricks for Crafting with Resin! Originally written July 2014.  Updated May 2020. This is a guest blog post by Mona Schmitt of I loooove crafting with resin!  There are so many things you can do and experiment with and most of the time the results are fantastic!  Still things don’t… Read more »

Resin problems – Three things no one will tell you about using resin

resin problems

It’s always been my mission for you to have an excellent experience with resin, even if you don’t buy resin products from Resin Obsession. Here are three resin problems no one else will tell you about using it: All resins will yellow with time I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your… Read more »

How to dry flowers in a microwave

dry flowers in a microwave

Originally written January 2015.  Updated April 2020. This article is the fourth in a series on drying flowers.  You can read the other articles here: Learn How to dry flowers using silica gel beads Read How to dry flower petals with contact paper Try How to dry flowers with parchment paper The last technique I… Read more »

How to fix bubbles in resin – remove bubbles from cured resin

fix bubbles in cured resin

  Originally written July 2016.  Updated March 2020. by Kate Ledum Even when you are very careful and very experienced, you may find yourself in a situation where you are asking yourself how to fix bubbles in resin — even if the resin is completely cured. Unfortunately, the resin coaster with leaves from the How… Read more »

How to mix colors – color mixing advice

how to mix colors

How to Mix Colors this article is reprinted with permission from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit Have you ever mixed red and blue paint only to find you have “mud” instead of purple? Want to know how to create any color you may need for an art project? Now it’s… Read more »

How to clean resin – Clean epoxy resin from tools

how to clean resin

After using resin, you may be wondering how to clean resin tools. Here’s how you can clean hard surface resin tools: Clean tools while wet. Use paper towels to wipe up the extra resin. Wipe again with a paper towel soaked in acetone to clean out any remaining residue. Do a final wash with detergent… Read more »

Clear resin turning yellow – reasons for yellow resin

clear resin turning yellow

Unfortunately, resin kits don’t always stay clear. If you are asking yourself, why is my clear resin turning yellow, here’s what is happening: In a resin kit, the hardener is most likely to yellow first. While the resin part will eventually yellow, the hardener yellows more quickly. Resin kit components will turn yellow for two… Read more »

How to get your resin to cure in cold weather

how to get your resin to cure in cold weather

Thanks to Jason Bell of Ballistic Impressions for sharing this tip. I was having curing issues with the polyester, polyurethane, and epoxy resins I use when casting during this time of the year in my garage. I realized it was pretty much all around the heat or lack thereof during the complete curing process. It… Read more »

Crafts for ladies groups – group art projects for adults

group art projects for adults

Who doesn’t need an excuse for a girls’ night out? If you think you want to host a girl’s night party, why not invite resin along? Here are some crafts for ladies’ groups that will have everyone asking when you will be hosting the next one! I know you are anxious to start planning, but… Read more »

Resin casting in an ice cube mold

how to use resin in an ice cube mold Originally written August 2016.  Updated January 2020.   Imagine my joy when I opened a box of cereal for my peeps a couple of weeks ago to find a mold.  I get it was intended to freeze water or juice, and not end up on my resin crafting table, but I found it first.  I... Read more »