Let’s talk for a moment about how to color resin.
This is one of those topics that involves art and science.
Like there are rules. That’s the science.
But sometimes, you can break those rules. That’s the art.
And I like to do both. So, I’m sharing my secrets on how to color resin.
Secret #1: For best results, use a color designed for resin
Now I get this isn’t a huge secret by itself, but there are reasons for this. Colors especially designed for resin will:
*cure without changing color
*won’t make your resin soft or sticky
That always can’t be said with colors not designed for resin.
If you’ve ever had resin cure bendy or change colors, this might be why.
Secret #2: Can you use one brand’s color with another brand’s resin?
The answer is *yes*, but with a footnote. Whenever I’ve done this, I’ve never had resin curing problems. But, I have got a different color than I was expecting.
That can happen?
Secret #3: Not all resins take color the same
Resin hates water, but some resins more than others.
I know because I tried it.
Secret #4: You might have stuff lying around your house to color resin
When learning how to color resin, here are some other stuff you can try:
*Acrylic paints. 💡 Pro tip: Use no more than one part paint to ten parts mixed resin.
*Dry items like eyeshadows (those 80’s pink and blues are super cute), kitchen spices, sidewalk chalk, and watercolor paints
Secret #5: Some things tint your resin ugly
Here’s my shortlist, but feel free to add to it:
*Oil paints. They make a globby mess with your resin.
*Nail polish. Your resin turns an ugly amber.
*Latex paint. It can make your resin stringy.
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