Tag: beginner

Why is my resin wavy? Why is my resin swirly?

why is my resin swirly

If you are asking yourself why is my resin wavy, know that this can be a completely normal occurrence. Mixing resin and hardener together When epoxy resin and hardener are first mixed together, seeing waves or swirls should expected. Sometimes they are different thicknesses or even slightly different colors. These show up as swirls when… Read more »

Basic resin casting – Learn resin casting basics

basic resin casting

Getting started with resin can be fun and challenging, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin. I’ve been there and I feel your pain!  Let me break it down for you with some of my basic resin casting instructions to help you get started making your resin jewelry and crafts. Step… Read more »

Why is my resin sticky – my resin is sticky – why does that happen?

sticky resin

You carefully select your resin, mix the two parts together, then pour it in your project only to find the next day that it is sticky or gooey. Sticky resin has got to be one of the worst things ever. It’s incredibly frustrating! No one wants to ask themselves ‘why is my resin sticky?’ There… Read more »

Surfaces resin won’t stick to – what surfaces will resin not adhere to

what surfaces will resin not adhere to

Resin makes a great glue but sometimes you need surfaces resin won’t stick to.  That information is not only helpful in knowing what makes a good resin art and crafting surface but knowing a little bit about what resin doesn’t stick to is useful in getting resin to do some neat things. Mold release.  We… Read more »

Supplies needed for resin casting – Beginner supply checklist

supplies needed for resin casting

Resin casting is a fun and inexpensive way to make jewelry and crafts but choosing resin supplies can be overwhelming. How do you know exactly what supplies you need for casting with resin? Here are the resin supplies I consider essential and the resin supplies that are optional, but nice to have. Essential resin casting… Read more »

10 reasons why your resin casting is a disaster and how to avoid them

resin casting disasters

How to avoid resin casting disasters Originally written February 2016.  Updated April 2019. Resin casting is a lot of fun.  I love the versatility of embedding objects in resin along with making it any resin color I want.  Unfortunately, it isn’t always as easy as it looks and can cause frustration for even the most… Read more »

How to measure and mix epoxy resin and hardener in five easy steps

How to mix resin

Epoxy resin comes as a two part system:  the Part A resin and the Part B hardener (also known as a catalyst).  Knowing how to measure and mix epoxy resin and hardener is important to making sure your resin cures as expected!  Here are the steps to make sure you have resin curing success every… Read more »

Epoxy resin safety precautions: How to use epoxy resin safely

resin safety tips

Safety precautions to take when working with epoxy resin Using epoxy resin is a creative way to make art, jewelry and crafts.  Before you get started though, you want to be sure you are aware of the epoxy resin safety precautions you should be taking to make sure you can work with resin and stay… Read more »

How much resin do I need?

How much resin do I need?

How much resin should I mix for a project? Originally published October 2014.  Updated February 2019. When it comes to making things with resin, one of the tricky parts is knowing how much mixed resin you’re going to need. It’s important to make sure you have enough, but of course, you don’t want to waste… Read more »