I resumed the coloring resin experiments this week. For this block, I started working with the Alumilite colorants and the Resin Obsession super clear resin. I mixed a smidge over 1 ounce of the super clear resin (25 cc Part A and 12.5 cc Part B to be exact), then divided the resin into 1 ounce mixing cups. I then added a drop of each dye to the resin mix.
So what happened? Why didn’t the green cast as green? In order to get a clear casting resin, blue colorant is added to the resin part of a two part kit. The green in this dye combined with the blue to make the resin more blue than green. The good news is that the resin cured appropriately for all colors. Yes, some of the colors were a little dark, which is probably a result of trying to color a small batch of resin. I would expect it would be easier to control the depth of color on a larger mixed batch.
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