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10 pro tips for resin success before you ever mix the resin and hardener

resin mixing tips

Believe me when I tell you that how well your resin project turns out starts long before you ever open a bottle. You can avoid problems like sticky resin, resin bubbles and wasted supplies with a little bit of planning. These 10 tips for resin success will make sure you get the results you want… Read more »

The Best Way to Store Resin

resin storage

You invest your time and efforts in selecting the right resin for your projects. How to you store your resin to give it the best shelf life? Here are a few of my resin storage tips. Only buy enough resin you can comfortably use in half the amount of time of the expected shelf life… Read more »

More resin troubleshooting

resin troubleshooting

Originally published November 2012.  Updated November 2018. If you have ever used resin only to get less than desirable results, you’re not alone.  While resin is a fun and versatile way to make jewelry, it can be a fussy beast as well!  These are a few of the most common resin troubleshooting problems and what… Read more »

How to paint on resin

painting on resin

by Lynette Olnhausen Resin can definitely be a bit tricky to paint and very different from painting on canvas or wood, as you will find that paint doesn’t cling to resin very well.  Here are some of my tips on how to paint on resin if you’d like to add some color to a resin… 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 »

Working With Resin: What I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Got Started

problems with resin or I could have alternatively titled this post What I have learned about working with resin through resin jewelry and crafts I started crafting with resin in 2006. Looking back on my experiences working with epoxy resin, there were a few things I wish I had known upfront about making things with resin. I have... Read more »

10 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 bubbles. 1. Choose the right resin for your… Read more »

How to use stamp pads as resin molds

stamp pads 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 cup, gloves, stir stick, timer. -A variety of... 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 »