Tag: resin casting

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 »

Cold weather resin tips – casting resin in cold temperatures

cold weather resin tips

One of the things I love about living in Florida is that our winters tend to be quite reasonable.  That doesn’t mean we don’t have any cold days, but I know that when the cold ones are here, warm ones are only a couple of days away.  It also means that I generally don’t have… Read more »

What is resin? – History and uses of resin

what is resin

History Resin is a unique compound that has actually been around for centuries. If you have ever seen a piece of amber, you have seen nature’s version of resin! In addition to the naturally occurring versions, they can be made synthetically as is the case with resins available for jewelry, art, crafts and commercial use…. Read more »

Advice on what resin to use

advice What resin to use? originally published August 2014.  Updated April 2018. An expert's thoughts on choosing a resin and resin supplies Lots of you have asked me what resin to use for resin jewelry and crafts.  Part of the fun of learning resin is experimenting with different items and finding what works for your specific... Read more »

Casting resin in silicone putty molds

Casing Silicon Putty

Creating resin Legos with reusable silicone molds After my post last week about creating silicone putty molds to make Lego crayons, a few of you remarked that doing that was all well and good, but you wanted to see how well resin did in the molds. Okay.  Let’s do it. I mixed a batch of… Read more »

How to use dried flowers in casting resin charms

dried flowers in resin

Using parchment paper dried flowers to make resin cabochons This is the final experiment in a series about using dried flowers in resin. For this blog post, I will get right to the point.  I won’t show how I sealed the flowers, prepped the mold, mixed the resin or other details about the decisions I… Read more »

How to apply mold release to an intricate pattern silicone mold

applying mold release

Did you know that applying mold release to a silicone mold is an important step in getting a good resin casting?  Ever wonder how you can apply the mold release, especially when dealing with a mold with lots of cracks and crevices?  This 3 minute video gives you a brief explanation as to how to… Read more »

How to cast resin into a reusable silicone mold

pouring resin into a silicone mold

New to casting resin in a silicone mold?  This short video shows you how to prepare mold, demold your resin casting, and gives you tips to extend the life of your mold.     Unpublished Blog Posts of Resin Obsession, LLC © 2012 Resin Obsession, LLC