3 Truths About Becoming An Epoxy Resin Crafts Master

How to be good with epoxy resin

What if I told you there are three ways to make better crafts with epoxy resin that have nothing to do with your current skill level?

Artists at any part of their journey can use these resin tips to help themselves be better with their next resin project.

Here’s the good news: none of these are complicated.

Here’s the bad news: they need a commitment from you–the artist.

Make it happen.

cutting bubbles out of resin

You need to get over your fear of making mistakes.

Or bad art.

Or that no one will like it.

Tell that voice in your head that insists you’re wasting time and resin supplies to zip it. This is your opportunity to learn and grow.

I can guarantee you that if you don’t take the step of making resin art —then making more — you’ll never be good at it.

Sure, you will make blunders.  And if you’re a beginner, I can almost guarantee that you won’t like your first epoxy resin crafts project. Or even your second. And maybe not even your tenth.

If you’re an experienced epoxy artist, it’s hard to want to try something new.

What if I fail?

What if I embarrass myself?

I can undoubtedly tell you that I have learned so much more from my resin mistakes than from my successes. If you never try, how will you ever find a place you feel comfortable as a finish?

⭐️ BONUS: Here are eight things you can do with your resin mistakes.

Find fifteen minutes a day.

prime tumbler with white paint

Save fifteen minutes every day and devote it to your resin skills. Yes, I know that fifteen minutes isn’t enough to get your supplies out, much less mix and pour resin. So, what can you do with your fifteen minutes to get you closer to reaching your resin goals? Here are some ideas:

*Seal items you want to include in your next resin casting. They will be dry and ready for resin when you have more time to use them.
*Research color scheme ideas for your next resin painting.
*Watch a Resin Obsession YouTube video. Almost all of our videos are under 15 minutes.
*Sketch out design ideas for your next project.
*Research fashion and interior design blogs to see the hot new trends.

In other words, even a few minutes a day will get you closer to your goal of making beautiful crafts and becoming an accomplished epoxy resin artist.

Do some projects for yourself.

diy terrazzo jewelry

In the beginning, the resin was a way for me to have fun and express creativity. I didn’t have to worry about making money from my craft to support myself. Instead, it was a chance to learn a new artistic skill.

As I got more adept at resin, I began a productive art show and wholesale career selling resin jewelry. While I was thrilled to have a business selling my resin art, there was one drawback. I had to focus on creating art others wanted.  Not necessarily what I wanted.

When you create something for yourself, there isn’t the pressure of ‘will this sell?’ or ‘will the customer like it?’ While I’m grateful for the opportunities having a resin jewelry business provided me, I still love making epoxy art and crafts for me.

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And only me.

Permit yourself to make art that only has to make you happy. What epoxy resin projects do you want to explore? Find a way to work on them.

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19 thoughts on “3 Truths About Becoming An Epoxy Resin Crafts Master

    1. I hear you Katie. I am the same way! I was my own worst enemy in the beginning about making art (resin or otherwise). I wish I could have shared this with myself years ago!! LOL

  1. Great advice. I’m so stuck on “ Will it sell”, it’s impossible to make art every one will like, so I’ve GOT to do it for ME!

  2. If you have a passion and some time to dedicate, just do it. I begin with little supplies, expensive epoxy resin (in Mexico, the others are cheap but nos suitable for indoors), make all the mistakes possibles, but now can do a very pretty pendant or large pyramid. I do not sell now in my web store, but I will.

  3. I’m loving this art & want to do it but I keep procrastinating. Ive watch many tutorials & keep reading on it. Thanks for the motivation. You’re so right. I just need to DO IT!

  4. I’ve been wanting to start many projects it seems forever. I took a class and made a wonderful Christmas Tree window, which people say they love it. But, I can’t seem to gear myself to making projects by myself in my workshop at home. Afraid of making mistakes. Hopefully now I will have that extra motivation. Thanks!
    Karen

  5. I have not yet started this craft, and in true beginner fashion thought I would jump right in and make myself a resin river table. Might be reaching a little high! I will start with something smaller, maybe some wood trivets. Thank you for your awesome insight and ideas.

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