How to color resin so that it stays transparent

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      Katherine Swift
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      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?

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      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      Hi Carolyn,

      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:

      https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/colorants/transparent

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