Epoxy Resin 101: Work with Resin for Beginners

Epoxy Resin 101: Work with Resin for Beginners

How to Work With Resin for Beginners

Diving into the mesmerizing world of epoxy artistry? Whether you’re inspired by the vibrant jewelry pieces you've seen or the intricacies of tumbler designs, beginning with resin might seem a bit daunting. But with the right guidance and high-quality products, you can create masterpieces. Let's embark on this journey together and cover some of the basics.

Mastering the Mix: How Do I Mix and Measure Resin?

Resin's beauty emerges when it’s measured and mixed correctly. The secret? A perfect balance. If you’re using Liquid Art by KSRESIN, the task becomes effortless, thanks to its beginner-friendly 1:1 mixing ratio and long working time. Liquid Art is a medium viscosity (thickness) which is extremely easy to measure and mix.
You will start by pouring one component (Resin) into a graduated mixing cup. Then you'll follow by pouring the second component (Hardener) into the graduated mixing cup in an equal volume. For example: Start by pouring 1oz of resin into the mixing cup, follow by pouring 1oz of hardener into the same mixing cup.
Now that you've accurately measured the two components you will need to mix them very well. Use a stir stick and go in a circular motion to combine the two ingredients. While mixing be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the container multiple times to prevent any unmixed epoxy resin. Continue mixing for 2-3 minutes or until there are no longer noticeable ribbons and the epoxy resin turns back to clear. There may be some bubbles from mixing, but this is nothing to worry about!
Measuring and mixing are the most crucial parts of a successful epoxy resin project and ensure that you don't experience issues like epoxy tackiness, soft epoxy, or epoxy resin that stays liquid.

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Colorful Creations: How Do I Color Resin?

The possibilities to color resin are boundless, but the choice of colorant matters. KSRESIN's Liquid Resin Dyes are specially designed epoxy resin colorants, ensuring vibrant hues every time. Other popular choices include mica powders for a shimmering touch, alcohol inks for a dreamy, translucent finish, and acrylic paint for bold and defined shades.

The Learning Curve: Is Working with Resin Difficult?

One might think that creating with resin is a challenging task. However, products like Liquid Art are tailored for both pros and novices. With its user-friendly mixing ratio and extended working time, you can take your time to perfect your art without feeling rushed.
It can be a little overwhelming at first, but you can always reach out to us for project support and we would be happy to help. Once you get through your first project we guarantee you'll be running to start the next epoxy resin project!

Epoxy Resin Supplies: What Is Needed to Work with Resin?

Some common epoxy resin supplies are listed below. There are so many different epoxy resin projects and supplies to choose from, so it really depends on what interests you.

  • High-quality epoxy resin (KSRESIN's primary focus is on a high-quality product)
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Heat gun or propane torch to help with popping bubbles or creating designs like ocean waves
  • Silicone molds
  • Mixing cups
  • Stir sticks
  • Additives like glitter, alcohol ink, mica powder, or Liquid Resin Dyes 

Safety First: Is It Safe to Work with Resin at Home?

Safety and artistry can harmoniously coexist. KSRESIN’s products prioritize your well-being, being VOC free and exuding minimal odor. Nonetheless, always ensure that you're working in a well-ventilated space, ensuring both safety and the perfect finish to your creations.

Why choose KSRESIN epoxy resin?

In a market flooded with epoxy resin for sale, KSRESIN stands distinguished. Our commitment to quality ensures that the epoxy resin prices reflect top-tier standards. Our best seller, Liquid Art, is versatile epoxy resin, suitable for various resin art products, including tumbler resin designs, adding a protective layer to canvas paintings, and many more DIY epoxy resin projects. When you choose KSRESIN, you’re not just buying an art resin; you’re investing in quality.

If you ever have any questions please feel free to reach out to us. We're knowledgable and happy to help!

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