Tag: techniques

How to use a heat gun with resin

resin heat gun advice

If you hate bubbles in resin as I do (okay, let’s get real. Who likes bubbles in resin??), then you are going to love this article where I show you how to use a heat gun to remove bubbles in resin. There are three reasons why I like to use a heat gun to help… 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 »

How to make resin art – how to paint with resin

how to paint with resin

If you are wondering how to make resin art, here are the simple steps to help you get started. Step 1:  Prepare your workspace. You will need a space where you can do the following: 1. Elevate the painting so resin can drip off the side 2. Can stay undisturbed for the entire cure time… Read more »

What is the best resin for jewelry? – Best jewelry resin

best jewelry resin

Creating with resin is an easy and inexpensive way to get started making your own jewelry. You don’t have to invest in precious metals or expensive equipment, and many resin jewelry making techniques can be learned from the comfort of your own home. You can use resin to make earrings, rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and… Read more »

How to sand resin smooth: get an even surface on resin art and jewelry

sanding resin smooth

Sometimes when you are making resin jewelry or painting with resin, you may find you have an uneven surface, scratches or ‘gaps’ in your resin surface (otherwise known as ‘fish eyes’). The good news is that resin can be sanded to get a smooth surface. Here are my tips on how to sand resin smooth…. Read more »

How to polish resin – different ways of polishing resin

resin polishing options

After completing your resin project, you may decide you want a shinier finish. Here are a few key steps on how to polish resin. Determine how hard has your resin cured. Not all resins can take heat and friction well. Some will make crumbs and can even melt. So how do you know how hard… Read more »

Resin casting tricks – resin casting hacks

resin casting hacks Resin casting tricks One of the neat things about resin is that while many people create things with resin, almost everyone has a different way of doing things.  Over the course of time, many of us have found our own resin casting tricks to help us get the end results we want.  I recently asked a... Read more »

Casting butterfly wings in resin – using butterfly wings in resin

casting butterfly wings in resin by Zell Lee If you are interested in casting butterfly wings in resin, there are a few things you need to know first.  Butterfly wings can be a little tough to use in resin, but with some preparation and planning your projects will come out amazing! Wondering where to get them for your next project? ... Read more »