Tag: experiments

Resin casting in an ice cube mold

how to use resin in an ice cube mold Originally written August 2016.  Updated January 2020.   Imagine my joy when I opened a box of cereal for my peeps a couple of weeks ago to find a mold.  I get it was intended to freeze water or juice, and not end up on my resin crafting table, but I found it first.  I... Read more »

Polyester resin coloring agents

coloring polyester resin Polyester resin coloring agents or this post could be alternatively titled Five things not to do when casting resin One of the things I love to do for Resin Obsession fans is take experiment requests.  I totally get this.  I wouldn't want to waste resin either on something without knowing whether or not is was... 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 »

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 »