Tag: experiments

Resin casting in an ice cube mold

resin and ice cube mold Resin casting in an ice cube mold Imagine my joy when I opened a box of cereal for my peeps a couple of weeks ago to find a mold.  Mind you, it was intended to freeze something like water or juice, and not end up on my resin crafting table, but I found it first.... Read more »

Casting resin colors

colorful resin teardrops Casting resin colors In case you were wondering...yes, the resin experiments are continuing.  To tell you the truth, I'm a little jealous that my resinistas are getting to do fun stuff with tutorials and I'm doing the boring things.  But, in terms of helping you be an awesome resinista yourself, I'm determined to know everything... Read more »

Casting resin in a soap mold

casting resin in a soap mold Casting resin in a soap mold I get lots of questions about using molds, not designed for resin, including casting resin in a soap mold.  Sometimes non-traditional molds work, sometimes they don't.  In cleaning up my studio this week, I found a plastic soap mold.  It was at that point that I thought to myself, "How... Read more »

Coloring resin

colored resin in mixing cups Coloring resin I resumed the coloring resin experiments this week.  For this block, I started working with the Alumilite colorants and the Resin Obsession super clear resin.  I mixed a smidge over 1 ounce of the super clear resin (25 cc Part A and 12.5 cc Part B to be exact), then divided the resin... Read more »

How to color resin

pouring teal resin How to color resin *This article is a part of a series on resin coloring experiments.  I am using one brand's resin with another brand's colorants.  Read the results on the first two experiments: resin coloring part 1 and coloring resin part 2.* In this week's experiment, I mixed one ounce of Castin’ Craft Easy Cast resin... Read more »

Coloring resin

opaque resin colors Coloring resin with a different brand resin color.  Is that okay? This post is the next in a series of experiments on coloring resin.  What I am investigating is whether or not you can color one brand's resin with another brand's resin colors. For this set of experiments, I mixed up two ounces of Castin’ Craft... Read more »

Resin color pigments

bright resin colors detail 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... Read more »