Monday, May 6, 2024

What Colours Work BEST in Resin

Mixing and playing with colours in resin is fun and enjoyable, and it adds an element of excitement to the creative process. You can achieve stunning effects and breathtaking colour combinations. Think vibrant marbling, captivating mica powder swirls, and bold colour-blocking - each more exhilarating than the last! You can mix and match opaque tones with translucent hues to create your own unique colour palette. With so many colour choices available, let's explore what types of colourants work well in resin. Resin Colourants - Colours Made for Resin So firstly, what can you colour resin with? The BEST colourants are those designed specifically for resin.  Resin pigments and dyes might be more expensive than other types of artists' colourants but with good reason: They are formulated to WORK with resin. When you use resin pigments and resin dyes, you can rel...
Saturday, March 30, 2024

How To Look After Your Resin Pieces

Resin is a durable and versatile plastic that can be made into so many wonderful items. With care, you will get many years of enjoyment from your pieces. But there are some things you should and shouldn't do with your resin pieces to make sure they stay looking their best. If you want to avoid yellowing, scratches, chips, cracking and deterioration, then you need to know the DOs and DON'Ts of resin care.  Here are the general rules and guidelines for caring for your resin creations: First, let's look at the things that can damage/ruin your resin pieces. Sunlight.  The sun and UV rays accelerate yellowing. Epoxy breaks down when exposed to sunlight and UV rays. There's no such thing as sunscreen for resin, so keep your resin pieces away from direct sunlight. Exposure to the elements . Epoxy resin doesn't cope with exposure to the elements, so it's not suitable for being left outside for...
Saturday, November 25, 2023

11 Practical Ways to Achieve Resin Success and Avoid Disasters

Welcome to your Resin Survival Guide!  Working with resin can seem tricky at first, and it's true, the learning curve is quite steep. But fear not, I've got your back. When I introduce newcomers to resin, I always share a set of essential DOs and DON'Ts - think of them as your resin commandments - to pave the way for successful creations while avoiding the common pitfalls resin crafters often encounter. So, whether you're a seasoned resin expert or taking your first steps into this craft, sticking to these golden rules ensures your resin crafting journey is safe and successful. Let's dive into the 11 fundamental resin rules everyone should swear by. First, the things you should always  do. ALWAYS... 1) Wear Gloves and Protective Eyewear  Wearing appropriate PPE is the NUMBER 1 RULE when working with resin.   ...