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Resin casting Halloween charms

Resin casting Halloween charms I don't know what it is, but I can't possibly pass up a craft store when I'm within walking (sometimes driving!) distance.  Of course while I'm there, I MUST go by the sales bin.  Imagine my giddiness when I found these beauties! Of course, I decided to use them for resin... Read more »

Resin casting tricks

resin casting tricks Resin casting tricks One of the neat things about resin is that while many people create things with resin, almost everyone has a different way of doing things.  Over the course of time, many of us have found our own resin casting tricks to help us get the end results we want.  I recently asked a... Read more »

Polyester casting resin

polyester resin

5 things you need to know before using polyester casting resin In my upcoming list of projects, I have a few ideas on the design table that involve using polyester casting resin.  Before I get into polyester resin tutorials though, I want to talk about several things you need to know before you use polyester casting… Read more »

Advice for the resin beginner

resin beginner

Advice for the resin beginner Top 10 tips for the resin beginner, shared by Kate Ledum When I asked my resin friends, experts and resinistas for their advice for resin success, (which I shared last week in the post Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin) resinista Kate Ledum didn’t stop with one tip.  Kate was kind enough… Read more »

Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin

crafting with resin

Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin I asked 6 of the best resin crafters I know, plus threw in a tip of my own, for their advice for crafting with resin.  While the question was directed as help for beginners, perhaps even experienced resin crafters can see some ‘room for improvement’ when… 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 »

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 »