Can I Embed Objects In Clear Resin?

You can embed all kinds of objects into epoxy resin - it works great! 

There's no limit as to what you can embed into ArtResin: for example, you can embed beer caps, flowers, beads, shells, pennies or coins and many other objects, so let your imagination go! 

How to encase things in epoxy resin?


  • Working in layers no thicker than 1/8", pour an initial layer of resin over the surface of your piece to hold the objects in place.
  • Next, with gloved hands drop the objects into the wet resin, in whatever pattern you desire.  
  • Torch and cover to protect the wet resin from dust.
  • Allow it to dry for at least 3-5 hours, then pour a second coat to cover the objects.
  • For areas of high relief, you may need to pour multiple coats to cover the objects completely.

We have a couple of step-by-step tutorials on how to embed objects into ArtResin on our YouTube page and on our blog.

We have a great blog and video on how to make coasters:

We also have a blog and video on embedding rocks:


Do you want to learn more about using ArtResin epoxy resin? Read our guides below and get informed:

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About the author: Rebecca Zak

Hi, I’m Rebecca, and I co-founded ArtResin with my husband, Dave. I’m a serial entrepreneur! As an artist and a former teacher, I've been able to leverage my creativity and experience to start multiple business ventures. In fact, there's nothing I love more than seeing a good idea turned into...