How to Create A Resin Trinket Dish

Posted on 8 Jul 09:04

 

Art is beautiful... Functional art is even better!

We’re excited to introduce our new Trinket Dish Kit! This kit contains everything you will need to create your very own, stylized dish to hold anything from rings to plants to paperclips, and more.

Create A Resin Trinket Dish - stylized dish

 

This kit is the perfect way to get creative at home — enjoy our FREE two-day shipping, as usual!

Just click and create! 


 


How to Create Trinket Dish Art: 

 

From start to finish this kit includes: 

 Create A Resin Trinket Dish - start to finish this kit

  • 8 oz ArtResin epoxy resin
  • ArtResin Alcohol Ink in Yellow, Cyan & Magenta (14.79 ml/0.5 fl oz bottles)
  • ArtResin Ink Sinker (14.79 ml/0.5 fl oz bottle)
  • 1 reusable, durable silicone mold
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 mixing stick
  • 1 pair of disposable gloves
  • And detailed instructions to guide you through the process! 

 

Step 1- Place Resin & Hardener in warm water

Start by placing your closed resin and hardener bottles in a warm water bath for about 10 minutes. When they are nice and warm, take them out of the bath and measure equal parts resin and hardener into your mixing cup.

 

Create A Resin Trinket Dish - measure equal parts resin and hardener

 

You will need about 2 oz for each trinket dish mold — that’s 1 oz of hardener, and 1 oz of resin. Gently stir your mixture for at least 3 minutes. Try to stir carefully so that you don’t end up with a lot of bubbles.

Create A Resin Trinket Dish - Place Resin and Hardener in warm water

 

 

Step 2- Place your silicone mold into the cardboard box

Place your silicone mold back into the cardboard box that the kit came in — this way, the box will catch any spills!  Once your resin and hardener are thoroughly combined, pour the mixture into your silicone mold. Fill up each mold right to the top.

 

Create A Resin Trinket Dish - Place your silicone mold into the cardboard box

 

 

Step 3- Use the alcohol ink

Now for the fun part! Using the alcohol ink, drop your favorite colors directly from the bottle into your resin.     

 

Create A Resin Trinket Dish - Use the alcohol ink

 

After using the color, drop the white Alcohol Ink Sinker over each of your color drops. Keep alternating between color and ink sinker until you're happy with your creation!

  Create A Resin Trinket Dish - drop the white Alcohol Ink Sinker

 

💡 TIP: It’s helpful to use about 2 drops of color to 1 drop of ink sinker. This helps the color to sink through the resin properly. Also, you’ll want to use no more than 75-100 drops for each mold so as to allow the resin to properly catalyze.

 Create A Resin Trinket Dish - allow the resin to properly catalyze

 

 

Step 4- Close the cardboard kit box

That’s it! Once you’ve dropped your ink in, close the cardboard kit box to cover your mold and leave it to cure overnight (between 12 – 24 hours).

 

Create A Resin Trinket Dish - Close the cardboard kit box

 

The next day (i.e. after about 10-12 hours), you can remove your cured trinket dish from the silicone mold and see how it turned out!

Be prepared for a satisfying color surprise!!

 

Create A Resin Trinket Dish - remove your cured trinket dish


Voila! 
You've just made your very own functional trinket dish! 

Create A Resin Trinket Dish - functional trinket dish

 

 

Bonus Tips!

Try premixing your inks in the resin and then pouring them into the mold to achieve a solid, pastel look.

 

Create A Resin Trinket Dish - premixing your inks in the resin 

 

Also, try pouring one color into the mold about half way up and then let it cure for 4 hours. Then mix and pour another color to fill the rest of the mold for a cool color-blocking effect.

 

Create A Resin Trinket Dish - mix and pour another color

Create A Resin Trinket Dish - mold for a cool color-blocking effect

 

Our full line of Alcohol Ink and colored ResinTint are sold seperately. The color possibilities are truly endless!

Create A Resin Trinket Dish - full line of Alcohol Ink
Create A Resin Trinket Dish - colored ResinTint

 

Also check out our FREE ResinTint Color Mixing Guide to help you get the desired look and hue your searching for!

Create A Resin Trinket Dish - ResinTint Color Mixing Guide

 

 

We hope you enjoy making your own trinket dish at home!

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