Wondering how to mix powder pigment into resin?
Originally written June 2012. Updated July 2019.
There are a couple of different methods you can try.
Before you start, you need to mix your resin and hardener together. If you need help with that, this article shows how: How to mix resin and hardener
You also want to be sure your powder pigments are as dry as possible. Excess moisture can keep resin from curing or will make it cure soft.
Sprinkle a little powder pigment on top of your mixed cup of resin and stir. Go with less that what you think you need as you can always add more. Use a kitchen measuring spoon if necessary (or lay off the coffee that morning LOL).
This mixing cup contains 1/2 ounce of resin. To that, I’m adding about a 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin orange Pearl Ex powder. Stir the resin thoroughly with your mixing utensil checking for any lumps that won’t dissolve.
This method works well for powders that are finely ground or don’t have a tendency to clump together like glitters for resin.
Sometimes powders, especially heavy ones like our glow powders for resin, don’t want to dissolve very well. You end up with a resin mix that looks more like Thanksgiving lumpy gravy instead of a well-blended color for your resin project. In cases like this, you can pour a little bit of our resin onto a wax paper surface, then add the powder in. Move it around and smash it with your mixing utensil to dissolve the lumps. This is going to be your stock solution. Now that you have a stock solution, you can now add this directly into your resin.
You can see what I’m talking about in this video:
What other questions do you have on how to mix powder pigment into resin?
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