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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 »

Resin coloring pigment

transparent pigments in resin Resin coloring pigment The resin coloring pigment experiments continue in the studio.  This week, I used the Resin Obsession transparent color pigments in the Alumilite Amazing Clear Cast epoxy resin.  I mixed 1 1/2 ounces total of resin in reusable plastic mixing cups. After dividing the resin, I mixed in 1 drop of each pigment. I... Read more »

Resin color

neon colors in resin Using one brand's resin color in another brand's resin My experiments with resin color continue.  This week, I moved onto using the Resin Obsession color pigments with the Alumilite Amazing Clear Cast epoxy resin.  I mixed one ounce total of resin in 1 ounce mixing cups. After dividing the resin, I mixed in 1 to 2 drops... Read more »

Putting candy in resin

candy heart pendant Putting candy in resin I love this time of year.  Valentine's Day conversation candy hearts are just begging to be made into resin pendants!  I made a video about it a couple of years ago if you want to try making your own: DIY Valentine's Day Candy Heart Pendants This post today is a bit... Read more »