Category: Resin Resin Resin

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 »

Coloring resin

colored resin in mixing cups Coloring resin I resumed the coloring resin experiments this week.  For this block, I started working with the Alumilite colorants and the Resin Obsession super clear resin.  I mixed a smidge over 1 ounce of the super clear resin (25 cc Part A and 12.5 cc Part B to be exact), then divided the resin... Read more »

10 ways to make sure your next resin casting is a disaster

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Ten ways to make sure your next resin casting is a disaster   Resin casting is a lot of fun.  I love the versatility of embedding objects in the resin along with making it any color I want.  Unfortunately, it isn’t always as easy as it looks and can cause frustration for even the most… Read more »

Coloring epoxy resin

coloring resin Coloring epoxy resin Yes, I am still coloring epoxy resin experimental style in the studio.  This week finishes up my projects using the Resin Obsession color pigments in the Alumilite Amazing Clear Cast resin.  I mixed 1 1/2 ounces total resin in reusable plastic mixing cups. After dividing the resin, I mixed in 1 drop of... Read more »