Coloring resin

Coloring resin with a different brand resin color.  Is that okay?

This post is the next in a series of experiments on coloring resin.  What I am investigating is whether or not you can color one brand’s resin with another brand’s resin colors.

adding orange color to resin

For this set of experiments, I mixed up two ounces of Castin’ Craft Easy Cast resin in a 10 ounce reusable plastic mixing cup.  After mixing the resin, I poured approximately 5 cc into individual 1 ounce mixing cups.  In each cup, I mixed in 1 to 2 drops of each of the Resin Obsession opaque color pigments.

pouring orange resin into plastic mold

Mixed resin was cast into cabochon mold 403.

Not shown:  The mold was sprayed with a light mist of Castin’ Craft mold release and conditioner 30 minutes before pouring the resin.

opaque colors in resin

The results after they were demolded:  SUCCESS

The colors are what I would expect if I had used them in the Resin Obsession super clear resin.

using pigments in resin

The colors were rich and completely opaque.  I’m happy with the results.

Read the results when the Resin Obsession bright color pigments were used in Castin’ Craft Easy Cast resin.

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