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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 »

How to get started with resin – tips for making things with resin

getting started with resin

So you’ve decided to give resin a try. Awesome! You are in for a fun way to make your own resin arts, crafts, and jewelry. If you are like many of the people I’ve helped, you are wondering how to get started with resin. It can be overwhelming knowing what you need, so let me… Read more »

7 easy tricks to color resin with powder – resin coloring hacks

using pearl ex with resin Originally written July 2018.  Updated December 2019. Techniques and tricks for using Pearl Ex powder to color resin by Kate Rijacki Ledum Using Pearl Ex powder is an easy way to add sparkle and color to your resin projects.  Here are seven easy tricks to color resin with Pearl Ex powder. By the way, find... Read more »

Leftover resin? Small resin projects to put it to good use

small resin projects

I hate wasting resin. After I work so hard to get it carefully measured and thoroughly mixed, the idea of not using every last drop makes me cringe! Here are five small resin projects I like to do when I have leftover resin: 1. Make a poppy ring. I love wearing rings. It’s a piece… Read more »

What is resin? – History and uses of resin

what is resin

History Resin is a unique compound that has actually been around for centuries. If you have ever seen a piece of amber, you have seen nature’s version of resin! In addition to the naturally occurring versions, they can be made synthetically as is the case with resins available for jewelry, art, crafts and commercial use…. Read more »

Basic resin casting – Learn resin casting basics

basic resin casting

Getting started with resin can be fun and challenging, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin. I’ve been there and I feel your pain!  Let me break it down for you with some of my basic resin casting instructions to help you get started making your resin jewelry and crafts. Step… Read more »