When I asked my resin friends, experts, and resinistas for their advice for crafting with resin, resinista Kate Ledum didn’t stop with one tip. Kate was kind enough to share her ten best tips for resin beginners.
1. Never be afraid to try something new. Think of what you’re doing as an experiment. Then, if it doesn’t turn out exactly as you planned, you might discover something new. It’s how I deal with my perfectionist anxiety.
2. Always wear gloves. Nitrile gloves are great. They’re durable yet thin enough you can feel what you’re doing, unlike many plastic gloves like come in most resin kits or hair coloring kits.
3. Always cover your work surface. Again, wax paper works wonderfully for this.
4. Wear clothes that can be ruined. Resin drips will not come out of clothing.
5. If your crafting table sits over a nice carpet, put down a drop cloth wider than your work area.
6. Mix SLOWLY and scrape the sides and bottom of your cup often. Here’s how you can mix resin and hardener in five easy steps.
7. Cure your resin in a location that’s level.
9. Relax, you can fix most “boo-boos.”
10. Always keep in mind a piece of great advice from Bob Ross: “There are no mistakes, only happy little accidents.”
All resin tips for beginners that deserved their own post. 🙂 If you are interested in some of Kate’s other posts, be sure to check out her article on How to make a resin coaster.
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