Tag: troubleshooting

12 reasons why your resin didn’t cure

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Why didn’t my resin cure properly? Originally published May 2012.  Updated September 2018. This is a problem that resin newbies and seasoned professionals alike run into from time to time. Here are a few trouble areas where you should evaluate in case you’re asking yourself, “Why is my resin sticky?” 1. How old is your… Read more »

Resin Troubleshooting Tips

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General resin troubleshooting tips Originally published November 2013.  Updated August 2018. When working with resin, technique is very important to ensure outstanding results.  Here are a few of the commonly encountered problems with using resin and suggestions for how to fix it. Resin not cured or has not fully cured 1.  Resin not mixed in… Read more »

10 tips for getting rid of resin bubbles

Ten tips for getting rid of resin bubbles Hand up if you hate bubbles in resin! (I have both of mine up in case you are wondering.) Nothing can ruin the look of resin quicker than finding a bubble in your finished project. Here are my 10 tips for avoiding and getting rid of resin… Read more »

Mistakes beginners make with resin

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The five most common mistakes beginners make with resin Originally published October 2016.  Updated April 28, 2018. Believe it or not, I was once a beginner with resin. So I’m sure you figured that out before now, but I tell you this, because when I started with resin, boy did I make some mistakes. I… Read more »

What to do with yellowing resin?

What do I do if my resin has yellowed? by Penny Reid I’ve heard mixed experiences with using yellowing resin.  I have heard it won’t cure or that it will only get deeper yellow when cured.  I also read the opposite -- that it gets less yellow when cured. Having some 1:1 epoxy resin with... Read more »

Resin challenges

challenges with resin Resin challenges The struggle is real, even for experienced resin artists and crafters.  We have our challenges when it comes to casting resin.  I recently asked a few of my resin friends what some of their biggest resin challenges are, despite their years of experience.  Here's what they had to say:   As all of... Read more »

How to fix bubbles in resin

cutting bubbles out of resin How to fix bubbles in resin by Kate Ledum Even when you are very careful.  Even when you are very experienced.  Even when you are completely aware that bubbles can happen and you know to watch for them. Bubbles can wreck your resin piece. Unfortunately, the resin coaster with leaves from the How to Make... Read more »

10 ways to make sure your next resin casting is a disaster

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Ten ways to make sure your next resin casting is a disaster   Resin casting is a lot of fun.  I love the versatility of embedding objects in the resin along with making it any color I want.  Unfortunately, it isn’t always as easy as it looks and can cause frustration for even the most… Read more »

At what temperature should I be mixing my resin?

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What temperature should my resin be when I mix it? Did you know that the ambient temperature of the room you’re working resin in is very important to the outcome of your projects? Ideally, the temperature of the room that you’re doing resin crafts in should be about 68 to 72 degrees F.  Theoretically of… Read more »