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- May 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm #8738Katherine SwiftKeymaster
This question comes from Carolyn:
One of my friends tried to convince me that there was something special about ICE resin but I don’t think there is. She thought it was always transparent regardless of the coloring agent – so in a painting, I might use one resin for opaque areas and ICE for clear areas. I was concerned that two different resins might not mix well as they spread into each other.. now I don’t think I need the ICE at all, BUT, what IS the best way to color resin so that it is still almost transparent? Oil Paint? ink? Stain?
- May 5, 2017 at 2:45 pm #8740Katherine SwiftKeymaster
The colorant you use dictates whether or not the resin stays transparent, whether you are using ICE resin or otherwise. It has been my experience using non-traditional resin colorants, paint additives will color resin opaque. Alcohol inks will color resin, but keep them transparent.
We also have a selection of transparent colors in our store: