Tag: advice

Resin buying guide – your guide to selecting a resin

resin buying guide When it comes to buying resin, there are so many choices!  How do you know which resin is right for you?  There is no one size fits all resin!  What may work for one project may be unsuitable for the next. If you are new to resin and want someone to guide you buying the... Read more »

Resin beginner advice – 10 tips for resin beginners

resin beginner

Top 10 tips for the resin beginner, shared by Kate Ledum When I asked my resin friends, experts and resinistas for their advice for resin success, (which I shared last week in the post Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin) resinista Kate Ledum didn’t stop with one tip.  Kate was kind enough to share her top ten list… Read more »

What kind of resin should I use? – Choosing a resin

choosing a resin Originally published March 2013.  Updated May 2020. If you are asking yourself 'What kind of resin should I use?', you have come to the right place. This is one of the most common questions I get asked about art, jewelry and crafts.  There is no 'one size fits all' resin, and there are MANY things... Read more »

How to clean epoxy resin tools and cups – clean resin from tools

how to clean resin tools

Learning how to clean epoxy resin tools and cups is not only a great way to save money, but it’s also a thoughtful way to reduce the amount of waste you produce when making resin art, jewelry and crafts. Here’s how I like to clean my resin tools and supplies to reuse them again: Step… Read more »

Doming resin casting resin

doming resin casting resin

What’s the difference between casting resin and doming resin? This difference is important to know for your resin success! Depending on what you want to make, choosing the right resin for your project is important so that you can get the results you want. Let’s start with a couple basic concepts A doming resin mixes… Read more »

Tips for working with epoxy resin

working with epoxy resin

Tips for working with epoxy resin Originally published January 2012.  Updated August 2018. Whether you’re new to epoxy resin or a seasoned professional, these hints will be helpful to you working with epoxy resin: How does epoxy resin work? Epoxy resins come in two parts: the resin and the hardener. When the two parts are… Read more »

What are the different types of resin?

types of resin

Which resin is right for my project? Originally published 2012.  Updated April 2018. When it comes to resin, there are so many options!  I’m going to go through the possibilities here with a list of their pros and cons. All resins are a two part system, consisting of the base resin and the hardener (or… Read more »

Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin

crafting with resin

Seven experts share their advice for crafting with resin I asked 6 of the best resin crafters I know, plus threw in a tip of my own, for their advice for crafting with resin.  While the question was directed as help for beginners, perhaps even experienced resin crafters can see some ‘room for improvement’ when… Read more »