Resin color pigments

Can I use one brand’s resin color pigments in another brand’s resin?

I’m warning you, my next few blog posts are going to be, rather…..boring.  I have finally decided to tackle the big question I get asked a lot, about using one manufacturer’s color pigments in another manufacturer’s resin.  I’ve been haphazardly tackling this question when I have leftover resin, but decided if I was ever going to be able to provide a straight answer, I needed to buckle down and make it a project.

mixing bright pigments into resin

For the first set of experiments, I mixed up two ounces total of Castin’ Craft Easy Cast resin in a 10 ounce reusable plastic mixing cup.  Once I mixed the resin thoroughly, I poured 3 to 4 cc into separate 1 ounce mixing cups.  Into each cup, I mixed in 1 to 2 drops of each of the Resin Obsession bright neon color pigments.

pouring resin into a mold

I poured the mixed resin into cabochon mold 403.

Not shown:  I prepped the mold with a layer of Castin’ Craft mold release and conditioner 30 minutes before pouring the resin.

neon 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.

bright resin colors detail

The finished castings are bright, neon and translucent.

 

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3 Comments

Betsy Kristl

My guess would be that if you add the glow in the dark powder to resin, clear resin, the powder inside the resin will glow, making the resin appear to glow, kind of like the way it works in anything else. It might even work in an opaque white resin, but only the pieces of powder exposed to the light will glow. I don’t know how effectively white resin blocks penetrating sun rays, but it’s worth trying. In the worst case it won’t work, so try just a little bit first.

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