Preserving candy in resin

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    • #7174
      Katherine Swift
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      This question comes from Katherine:

      I saw some round peppermint candies that had been coated in resin and used for jewelry. I read your candy write-up and have watched some tutorials, but everything shown is using molds. I basically want peppermints coated completely in something that will preserve them.

      (making these for the holidays and I would like to use them again in the future…)

    • #7176
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      Hi Katherine,

      First, you want to make sure your candies are as dry as possible. If you have a food dehydrator, you might want to pop them in there for a bit to make sure they are extra dry. Next, I would coat them with a couple of light mists of resin gloss sealer spray: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/tools-and-supplies/products/castin-craft-gloss-resin-sealer-spray Two layers on each side, 15 to 20 minutes apart, should do it.

      To then coat them in resin, you could go about this in a couple different ways:
      1. Coat them in resin and place on wax paper. (The resin won’t stick to the wax paper.) You can trim away the excess resin once it has hit the soft cure stage, flip to the other side and recoat.
      2. You can balance them on toothpicks to allow the excess resin to drip off the sides. You can see what I’m talking about here: https://www.resinobsession.com/forums/topic/looking-for-tray-to-help-with-dripping-resin
      For either project, I would suggest a doming resin. It will have more surface tension and stay on your candy better. Here’s a list to the resins we sell. https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-frequently-asked-questions/resin-buying-guide/ The list specifies which are doming resins.

    • #9352
      Jamie
      Guest

      Will a clear coat nail polish do the same thing as the resin gloss sealer spray? I just had an idea for a gift to a friend that is getting married next weekend.

      • #9355
        Katherine Swift
        Keymaster

        Don’t know. I haven’t tried that.

        • #15474
          Stephanie Case
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          I know this is an old post, but to help anyone looking for info…everything I’ve ever sealed with regular nail polish eventually yellowed and got a crackled appearance. the only nail polish I would trust for sealing is the uv gel polish that is cured properly with uv light. just my 2 cents 🙂

    • #85620
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      This article explains a few other things you should know about using candy in resin: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-resin-resin/putting-candy-in-resin/

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