Hi. My name is Katherine and I have a resin obsession.
But that’s not why you’re here, is it?
Nope. I’m guessing you’re here because you’re having resin problems.
Which makes me a little sad.
Because crafting time good for your mental health. And to hear you made something less than the amazing picture in your head makes me glum.
But here’s the thing. Not everyone tells you the truth about what to expect when you use epoxy resin. It’s my mission for you to have the best time with epoxy, even if you don’t buy resin from Resin Obsession.
That’s why I want to tell you about three resin problems no one else will tell you about.
All resins will yellow with time.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your clear resin castings will yellow over time. Resins with UV inhibitors and HALS stabilizers help extend the time before yellowing occurs. But,
- Mixing off ratio (even though it still can cure without tackiness)
- Pouring your resin over improperly cured lacquer
- Excessive heat
- Constant sunlight exposure
speeds up the yellowing process. Knowing how long a resin will stay clear is impossible to predict.
And if you don’t want it anymore, here’s what you can do with your yellowing epoxy.
There is no one size fits all resin.
In other words, no resin will work for every single resin project out there.
Despite what you may see or read.
I wish I could tell you that every resin company was honest about how to get the best results with epoxy. They either don’t understand their product or are more focused on making a sale.
I know this because a lot of these people come to Resin Obsession for help.
So how do you know what resin to use?
Here’s how to choose the best epoxy resin for your project.
Your technique is everything to avoiding resin problems.
I admit it.
I go overboard when sharing resin tutorials.
It’s because I feel frustrated.
Frustrated when I see other people showing you two to three steps or a 15-second video. Then, TADA! You’re supposed to have something gorgeous.
Instead, you’ve got a bubbly, half-cured mess.
While I don’t have resin problems now, I had a BUNCH when I started as a resin artist. I’ll never forget the anguish, ugly cry tears, and shrieking, ‘Why is this happening to me?!!!’
So how do you learn resin techniques?
Well–you guessed it–I’ve written a bunch of those resources too. 😂
Here are some of the most popular:
✅ Basic tips to learn resin casting without driving yourself crazy
✅ 10 pro tips for resin success
What’s the best advice I can give you about achieving resin success and avoiding resin problems?
If you are serious about becoming a skilled resin artist, you need to do everything you can to learn about resin. That includes surrounding yourself with helpful resin information. Knowing everything you can about resin before you take on an epoxy project will save you tons of
and your sanity.
But in the case that you do make mistakes, make them an opportunity to learn. I’ve learned more from my resin mistakes than my resin successes. Enjoy the journey.
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