7 Reasons Your Resin is Still Sticky
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by Annaliza Muscat
3d ago
Resin is a versatile material that is commonly used in various crafts and DIY projects. It is known for its ability to create a glossy, durable finish on surfaces. However, one common issue that many people encounter when working with resin is that it remains sticky even after it has cured. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why your resin may still be sticky and provide some solutions to help you achieve the perfect finish. 1. Insufficient curing time Resin requires a specific amount of time to fully cure and harden. If you remove your project from the mold or touch the surface be ..read more
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Expert Tips for Curing UV Resin Perfectly
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by Annaliza Muscat
1w ago
UV resin is a versatile material that has gained popularity in various industries, including jewelry making, crafts, and 3D printing. It offers a quick and convenient way to cure and harden resin projects using ultraviolet light. However, achieving the perfect cure can sometimes be challenging. In this blog post, we will share some top tips to help you cure UV resin effectively and achieve outstanding results. 1. Use the Right UV Light Source Not all UV light sources are created equal. To ensure proper curing, it is crucial to use a high-quality UV light source specifically designed for resin ..read more
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Spring Meadow hand-painted resin bookmark
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by Annaliza Muscat
1w ago
Welcome to my resin crafting blog! This week I wanted to make myself a bookmark for spring-time. I wanted to draw within the resin layers, so I poured the bookmark in a total of 2 resin layers. I used clear epoxy resin for the first layer, which served as the 'canvas' for my drawing. Then for the second and final layer I used a mixture of 2 resin colors.  Keep reading for a list of craft supplies used, step-by-step instructions and a video showing how I made the bookmark.   Craft Supplies You will need the following craft supplies: epoxy resin mixing cups mixing sticks bookmark sil ..read more
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Resin Tutorial: Sun Magnet
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by Annaliza Muscat
1w ago
    Craft Supplies For this project you will need the following craft supplies: epoxy resin mixing sticks mixing cups sun silicone mold white mica pigment powder mango alcoholic ink lemon alcohol ink iridescent white cellophane glitter flakes stick on magnet paint brush black acrylic paint   Video Tutorial In case you want to follow along with me when making your project, a video tutorial is also available:     Instructions Step 1: Prepare and mix epoxy resin as per brand instructions. Step 2: Pour a thin layer of clear resin into the silicone mold. Do not fill the ..read more
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The Top Indicators of Expired Resin
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by Annaliza Muscat
2w ago
Like any other material, resin has a shelf life. Over time, resin can become old or expired, which can affect its performance and quality. In this blog post, we will discuss how to identify if resin is old or expired, so you can ensure that you are using the best quality resin for your projects. 1. Check the expiration date The first step in identifying if resin is old or expired is to check the expiration date. Most resin manufacturers provide an expiration date on the packaging. This date indicates the period during which the resin is expected to maintain its optimal performance. If the resi ..read more
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Maximize Your Old or Expired Resin with These Tips
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by Annaliza Muscat
3w ago
Like many other materials, resin has a shelf life. Over time, resin can become old or expire, which can affect its performance and quality. So, what should you do with old or expired resin? Let's explore some options. 1. Check for usability Before you decide to dispose of your old or expired resin, it's worth checking if it can still be used. Start by examining the resin for any visible signs of degradation, such as discoloration or a thickened consistency. If the resin still appears to be in good condition, you can try a small test project to see if it cures properly. If it does, you can cont ..read more
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The Science of Resin Reactivity: How Humidity Affects Resin
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by Annaliza Muscat
1M ago
Resin is a versatile material that is used in a wide range of applications, from crafting to industrial manufacturing. However, one factor that can greatly impact the quality and performance of resin is humidity. In this blog post, we will explore how humidity affects resin and provide some tips on how to mitigate its negative effects. What is humidity and how does it affect resin? Humidity refers to the amount of moisture present in the air. It is typically measured as a percentage, with higher percentages indicating higher moisture levels. When resin comes into contact with humid air, it can ..read more
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The Ultimate Guide to Low Temperature and its Impact on Resin
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by Annaliza Muscat
1M ago
Resin is a versatile material that is used in a wide range of applications, from manufacturing to art and crafts. It is known for its durability, strength, and ability to be molded into various shapes. However, like many materials, resin can be affected by temperature. In this blog post, we will explore how low temperature can impact resin and what precautions you can take to ensure its optimal performance. What happens to resin at low temperature? When resin is exposed to low temperatures, it undergoes a process called cold crystallization. This occurs when the molecules in the resin slow dow ..read more
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Create the Most Dazzling Lilac Coaster with Resin
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by Annaliza Muscat
1M ago
    Craft Supplies For this project you will need the following craft supplies: epoxy resin mixing cups mixing sticks paintbrush coaster silicone mold lilac glitter shimmer pearl embellishments: hearts, stars and bows iridescent white glitter iridescent heart confetti (purple, pink & white) lilac mica pigment white pearl resin pigment iridescent white glitter flakes   Video  A video showing how I made this coaster is also available: Instructions Step 1: Using a paintbrush, lightly dust the surface of your silicone mold using the lilac glitter shimmer. Step 2: M ..read more
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The Ultimate Guide to Mixing Resin Perfectly
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by Annaliza Muscat
2M ago
Resin is a versatile material that can be used for a variety of projects, from jewelry making to art and crafts. However, achieving the perfect resin mix can be a bit tricky. If you've ever struggled with resin that didn't cure properly or had bubbles and streaks, you're not alone. Mixing resin well is a crucial step in ensuring a successful outcome for your project. In this blog post, we will explore the best practices and techniques for mixing resin effectively. Why is it important to mix resin well? Before we dive into the specifics of how to mix resin well, let's first understand why it is ..read more
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