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Dueling Paintbrushes - Episode 1

Posted on 28 Sep 22:23


Welcome to Dueling Paintbrushes!

This series pits 2 artists against each other as they compete for... well... bragging rights and the top honor of sleeping on the couch at home.

 

 
We came up with this series for a few reasons:


1) We wanted to entertain you
2) We wanted to inspire you
3) We wanted to showcase the beauty of interpretation
4) We wanted to watch mommy and daddy compete! These two are highly, HIGHLY competitive people.

Dave and Rebecca are both skilled artists who—what, with co-running a business, and a home, and co-parenting—rarely get a chance to dabble with artistic pursuits these days. So we decided to have a little fun. We chose an image, separated the two of them and asked them to create their own masterpiece based off of that image. In 30 minutes.

What followed was a plethora of action, sass, creativity, stress, inspiration, you name it! It was truly a fun experiment that we hope you, at home, will take part in.

Once you watch the video, please vote or comment on our YouTube channel as to who you think won the competition. Was it Rebecca and her "Luminescent Tree" or Dave and his "Luminescent Cat." Voting will close 1 week from the initial post date.

Also, please let us know if you'd like to see more of these competitions. Once things settle down in the world around us, we hope to open our doors and invite other artists to join in on the competition where everyone's a winner :)

Enjoy!

 


Iness Kaplun is our Instagram Winner!

Posted on 28 Sep 14:36


Congratulations to artist Iness Kaplun
, our latest Instagram winner! Iness is an Art Major graduate who lives in Brooklyn, New York. She teaches painting and art to children and adults while also pursuing her own artistic career.

Iness works in mixed media, creating wonderful collages made with original pieces of print, paint and ArtResin. She feels that this combination of materials leaves a bigger impact on the viewer.

 



When it's time to work on her next piece, Iness will first sketch it out and then work on the collage using newspapers, magazines and comics. She'll fill in the rest with paint and then blend everything together with a clear coat of ArtResin.

Iness discovered ArtResin about 3 years ago and fell in love right from the first drop. Resin completely transforms the looks of her paintings, giving it a magnificent glossy touch.

 



You can find more of Iness’ work on Instagram @Iness_Kaplun and on her website:
www.InessKaplun.com. She also sells prints of her artwork at iCanvas.com and lisamonas.com.

 

 

Congratulations on your win, Iness!

 

To celebrate all the amazing artists staying home and creating, every month we will be sending out a 32 oz kit to a couple of artists who have tagged us on Instagram—and we'll share their work with the world! 

 

Don't forget, tag YOUR ArtResin work with @art_resin on Instagram, and YOU could be our next weekly winner!!


Upgrade Your Art

Posted on 8 Sep 15:44


Change is good!

No, not those nickels and dimes weighing you down (let's face it, bills are better, am I right?!).

We're talking about art. When choosing artwork for your home, fashions and trends often change and seldom last forever. Sometimes it's nice to take something off the wall and add a little flare or color pop to make it feel fresh.

In this blog, we'll show you 3 examples of how you can take something old and make it new again!

 


 

Project #1
Change Color Scheme


What if you decide to change up your living space by going with a new color scheme? Blues and greys instead of reds and yellows for example. Does that mean that you need to buy all new wall art? Absolutely not.

Paint over it!

 

 
First, find that specific art piece that you know you could change with a few brush strokes. The pattern is there, you know the color and the talent is in your hands.

 
Choose your new color palette and mix up any shade you want.

 
Dive right in!
Paint over the art however you see fit. It's a new piece of art now, so make it your own.

 
Once the paint has dried, let's add a shiny, protective coating of ArtResin to your new masterpiece!

Carefully pour equal parts of resin and hardener into a mixing container. Remember to measure by volume and not by weight.

 
Mix the solution for at least 3 full minutes, scraping the sides and bottom. Once complete, you will have approximately 45 minutes to work with the resin before it starts to cure.


Prop your artwork up on stands so it doesn't adhere to your tabletop.

Pour the ArtResin onto you piece.

 
Spread the ArtResin over the entire piece. Feel free to let the resin drip over the edges or carefully nudge the resin close to the edge. To avoid drips at the bottom of your frame, tape the bottom with painter's tape.

 
Carefully examine the top of the artwork for any hairs or dust particles. Remove any unwanted visitors with a toothpick.

 
Torch out any bubbles being careful not to get to close to the ArtResin surface.

 
Cover it up and wait 24 hours to reveal your finished product.

 
Place your new piece of art on the wall and step back to enjoy the beauty of your very own creation!

 

Project #2
Add Some Shine


There are things that just naturally shine such as a diamond ring or a disco ball. At the beach, think of how the water glistens as the sun kisses the ocean waves. But getting that same shimmer in art can be difficult... unless you have ArtResin!

In this project, we take a beautiful ocean scene and simply coat the water portion with a layer of ArtResin. Once hung on the wall, the natural light reflects off of the resin giving you that same ocean glimmer.

 

 
As always, carefully measure and mix ArtResin in a container being sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the container so as not to leave any unmixed resin.

 
Pour the ArtResin over the portion of your piece that you wish to add that extra shine.

 
Be careful while moving the resin. You will want to bring only a thin coat of resin to the edge of your image line. ArtResin will self level so if you bring too much to the edge, a portion will likely flow over the line.

One option while moving the ArtResin is to let the mixture sit for up to 30 minutes so that the resin has cured slightly and is easier to manipulate into place, in that it will be thicker.

 
Remove any hairs or dusty bits, torch out the bubbles and cover for 24 hours.

 
Enjoy your shiny new friend!

 

Project #3
Sparkle & Personality


Maybe your art piece is colorful and fun but it just needs a little extra oomph to give it some personality. Adding some glitter and ArtResin is a perfect way to jazz up some art.

 

 
Select some colored glitter and place it into a cup, or multiple cups.

 
Pour your carefully measured and mixed ArtResin into each cup of glitter and stir it up together.

 
Pour and place your sparkly mixture wherever you see fit.


Using a toothpick or Q-Tip, move the resin mixture to cover your desired portion of the art piece.

 

Cover your artwork for 24 hours.

 
Try not to smile as you admire your wonderful, new and improved work of art :)


 

There are endless possibilities when it comes to upgrading your art. Take these ideas and add your own spin! And if you do, we'd love to hear about it!

Comment below or send us you pictures and we'll share them online.

 


Toni Martin is our Instagram Winner!

Posted on 8 Sep 11:12


Congratulations to artist Toni Martin
, our latest Instagram winner! Toni is a self-taught artist working full-time in Frisco, Texas. Her abstract artwork is very emotional and expressive thanks to its fluid movement and color.

Toni discovered resin 6 years ago only to watch her work blossom as the acrylics and other mediums intersected with the resin. Not only does Toni love the sheen that ArtResin provides but for her there is a purity in its ability to encase beauty in chaos.  




Toni's sense of self is very present in each of her pieces. Her creative process is more like a conversation with herself where color takes the place of words. Through this process, Toni is able to visually express her emotions in order to make sense of the world around her.

Emotion through color.

 




You can find more of Toni’s work on Instagram @tonimartinart and on her website: www.tonimartinart.com.


 


Congratulations on your win, Toni!

 

To celebrate all the amazing artists staying home and creating, every month we will be sending out a FREE Trinket Dish Kit to a couple of artists who have tagged us on Instagram—and we'll share their work with the world! 

 

 

Don't forget, tag YOUR ArtResin work with @art_resin on Instagram, and YOU could be our next weekly winner!!

 

Interested in finding out how EASY it is to make your own Trinket Dish?
We've got you covered with all the colorful details, here!

 

 


How To Make A Custom Resin Pen

Posted on 24 Aug 16:31

If you've ever thought to yourself, "I bet I could make my own pen," you would be write! (See what I did there?)

Creating your own custom pen is a wonderful little craft that is both fun and functional. You can create your own designs using ArtResin, wood, color tints, glitter, all sorts of materials. In this blog, we are joining Todd Duka from Duka Heritage as he shows us how he likes to create his own unique pen blanks.

Let's get started!

 

In this example we will be adding wood to our casting. You can also create a pen with just ArtResin and ResinTint or Alcohol Ink. There are endless possibilities!


Here's what you'll need:

  • ArtResin epoxy resin
  • Wood blocks (optional)
  • Pen blank mold
  • Pen kit
  • ResinTint (or a colorant of your choice)
  • Pen turning mandrel + bushings to match your pen kit


Select your wood block and cut down to size in order to fit into your mold.



Mix up the colorants of your choice. We recommend ResintTint. Adding Metallic Pearl to the mixture brings out a beautiful pearlescent result.

Be sure to keep the resin mixture fairly opaque so as to prevent seeing through to the pen body tube.



Place the wood block into the mold and fill the mold with your colorant(s) of choice.


Place the mold into a pressure pot. Pressurize the pot to at least 50 psi.

Placing a mold with resin into a pressure pot eliminates all bubbles giving you a crystal clear result.


Remove the mold from the pressure pot and then the resin block from the mold.


Place the pen blank in a lathe or drill press. Bore your blank to the appropriate size based on your pen kit.



Place pen body tube into the blank.

Using a medium CA glue or 5 minute epoxy (i.e. some kind of quick-setting glue), apply adhesive to both the pen tube and the inside of the blank. Insert the pen tube into the blank, rotating as you go to ensure a good bond.


Using a pen mandrel and the appropriate sized bushings, secure your piece in your lathe and turn to your desired shape.


Sand your newly shaped pen body to 320 grit to prepare for finishing.



Clean the pen body thoroughly.



One popular method of pen finishing is to use CA glue. This method will leave you with a glass like finish that will last a lifetime.

Apply 3 coats of thin CA glue while the lathe runs, curing the glue with activator between coats. Repeat using medium CA glue to build up the finish to your desired depth.


Sand the pen body using 320 grit sandpaper to ensure that the CA glue finish is level.



Polish using MicroMesh sanding pads.

Wet sand the pen body working through the steps from 1500 grit all the way to 12000 grit.



Using your freshly polished pen body, ​assemble your pen as per the included instructions for your selected pen kit. These steps vary based on your selected pen style.





Voila! Behold your wonderful resin pen creation :)

 


Jermine Dante' Burse is our Instagram Winner!

Posted on 24 Aug 16:10

Congratulations to artist Jermaine Dante' Burse, our latest Instagram winner!
Jermaine is a prolific, self-taught artist from San Francisco, California. His incredible portraits provoke thought by opening a window into the inner workings of certain communities.

Jermaine's goal is to bring awareness to social, economical and worldly issues about urban art culture through portraits of minority and urban subjects. Very inspiring Jermaine!


Starting at the young age of 3, Jermaine has developed his sketches into the sophisticated and intricate portraits that they are now. He prefers to work with acrylic paints due to their vibrancy and versatility.

Once a portrait is created, Jermaine will pour a layer of ArtResin onto his paintings in order to make the colors pop and enhance the experience for the viewers. In his words, "there is a "Shock & Awe" effect once the ArtResin is cured and gives my Fine Art an "HD" effect."



You can find more of Jermaine’s work on Instagram @jermainedante_art, on Facebook under Jermaine Dante' Art and on his website: www.jermainedanteart.com.



Congratulations on your win, Jermaine!

 

To celebrate all the amazing artists staying home and creating, every week we will be sending out a FREE Trinket Dish Kit to one lucky artist who has tagged us on Instagram—and we'll share their work with the world! 

 

 

Don't forget, tag YOUR ArtResin work with @art_resin on Instagram, and YOU could be our next weekly winner!!

 

Interested in finding out how EASY it is to make your own Trinket Dish?
We've got you covered with all the colorful details, here!

 

 

 


Sue Watson-Bongard is our Instagram Winner!

Posted on 6 Aug 14:15


Congratulations to artist Sue Watson-Bongard
, our latest Instagram winner!
Sue is from Courtice, Ontario, working full time as an art therapist at one of the larger hospitals in Toronto. Sue's jewelry is a mix of pen and ink illustration and some watercolor on wood with an ArtResin finish.

While working with her patients, Sue loves showing them how creating art can truly make a difference in one’s health and well-being. For herself, art provides the opportunity to fully live in the moment.



Much of Sue's work is illustration mounted on wood. She will then apply ArtResin to coat and finish the artwork because of its high quality finish and its ability to keep colors vivid. She calls it her "secret weapon".

Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent and inspiring field of work, Sue. Keep spreading the love!

 

 

 

 You can find more of Sue’s work on Instagram @rtsygirl and in her Etsy shop: @Rtsygirl.

 


 

Congratulations on your win, Sue!

 

To celebrate all the amazing artists staying home and creating, every week we will be sending out a FREE Trinket Dish Kit to one lucky artist who has tagged us on Instagram—and we'll share their work with the world! 

 

 

Don't forget, tag YOUR ArtResin work with @art_resin on Instagram, and YOU could be our next weekly winner!!

 

Interested in finding out how EASY it is to make your own Trinket Dish?
We've got you covered with all the colorful details, here!

 

 


Top Ten Easy Resin Projects

Posted on 28 Jul 10:27


Here it is!

Simply the best!

Better than all the rest!

 

Are we still talking resin or classic rock music?

Either way, we took the liberty of putting together some fun ArtResin projects. Some old, some new. All easy and guaranteed to keep you up all night long!

So if you're looking for something to do and you still haven't found what you're looking for, look no further. These creative ideas will have you smiling time after time.

So, don't you.... forget about.... these projects. Don't, don't, don't, don't!

Okay. We'll stop. On to the list!

 

Number 1 - Petri Dish Art

It's colorful, it's easy and it's so unique!

 

Petri Dish Art is made by encapsulating alcohol ink in ArtResin within a reusable silicone mold. The ink pushes through the resin creating vibrant ribbons and colorful "petrified" squiggles.

What You Need: 

Or you could simply order the ArtResin Petri Dish Art Kit.

The kit includes: 

  • 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 silicone mold
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 mixing stick
  • 1 pair of disposable gloves
  • 4 display stands

How To Make It:

  1. Mix up a batch of ArtResin into your mixing cup (equal parts resin and hardener). Pour approximately 3oz of ArtResin into each mold cavity.
  2. Using the alcohol ink, drop your favorite colors directly from the bottle into your resin. After using the color, drop the white Alcohol Ink Sinker over each of your color drops. The Ink Sinker helps to drive the colors through the resin.
  3. Cover your mold and leave it to cure overnight (between 12 – 24 hours).
  4. 24 hours later, remove your cured petri dish art from the silicone mold and see how they turned out.
  5. Do it again and again! Experiment and get funky :)

 

Number 2 - Bottle Cap Coaster

Instead of putting a cap on your beer, why don't you put your beer on a cap?

Coasters can come in many different designs and colors but one that always sticks out is a resin coaster filled with your favorite beer caps.

What You Need: 

How To Make It:

  1. Mix up a batch of ArtResin into your mixing cup (equal parts resin and hardener).
  2. Pour a thin layer of ArtResin into the mold cavity.
  3. Place the beer caps UPSIDE DOWN into the mold (this will end up being the top).
  4. Wait 3-4 hours.
  5. Submerge the beer caps in ArtResin.
  6. Wait 24 hours.
  7. Remove your cured coaster and enjoy!

 

Number 3 - Flow Art Tray

Let it flow! Let it flow! Let it flow!

Serving trays are handy and inexpensive so why not spruce them up with some tinted ArtResin! They are beautiful, unique and almost always a conversation piece.

What You Need: 

How To Make It:

  1. Mix up a batch of ArtResin into your mixing cup (equal parts resin and hardener).
  2. Pour your desired amount of ArtResin into multiple plastic cups.
  3. Tint the resin using any combination of colors from our line of ResinTints.
  4. Pour the colors into the tray, lining the colors alongside each other.
  5. Using a mixing stick or spatula, drag the stick through the resin to mingle the colors together.
  6. Torch any bubbles.
  7. Cover and wait for 24 hours.
  8. Enjoy the results!

 

Number 4 - Puzzle

We like to call this project the "no-brainer".

Puzzles are fun. Puzzles are beautiful. Puzzles don't need to be disassembled!

Simply choose a puzzle that you would love to hang on your wall and coat it in ArtResin to enjoy it long after you put in that final satisfying piece.

What You Need: 

How To Make It:

  1. Put your puzzle together. The better the quality of the puzzle, the better the results you will have.
  2. Brush and spread on a sealant such as ModPodge and allow it to dry thoroughly.
  3. Flip your sealed puzzle over and apply a thin coat of ModPodge.
  4. Mount the puzzle onto the board. Lay a piece of parchment paper on top to protect the puzzle and run a brayer over the entire surface to ensure the puzzle bonds to the board.
  5. Once dry, prop your piece up on stands.
  6. Mix up a batch of ArtResin in your measuring cup (equal parts resin and hardener).
  7. Pour the ArtResin onto the center of your piece and spread it out to the edges using a plastic spreader.
  8. Torch any bubbles.
  9. Cover your piece and let it sit for 24 hours.
  10. Enjoy the results!

 

Number 5 - Resin Accents

You know when you travel to a foreign country, speak to the locals and fall in love with their accents? Well, this is not that. But you will fall in love with the idea of taking an existing or unique piece of artwork and adding an ArtResin "accent" to it.

Simply select a small or big portion of the piece to cover in resin to provide that extra oomph. Not only is it shiny and smooth, but it adds depth to an otherwise flat piece.

What You Need: 

How To Make It:

  1. Find an art piece that needs a little boost. 

  2. Mix up a batch of ArtResin in your measuring cup (equal parts resin and         hardener).
  3. Pour the ArtResin onto certain areas of the piece. Highlight certain aspects such as water, objects or colors. 
(*TIP: Let the resin sit for about 30 minutes to allow it to provide more control)
  4. Torch any bubbles.
  5. Cover your piece and let it sit for 24 hours.
  6. Enjoy the results!


Number 6 - Artwork Upgrade

Not all artwork will match your home decor. Sometimes you find that perfect piece but you wish that the artist had used more blue. This should not be looked at as anything but an opportunity to dive into your creativity and take an original piece of art and make it your own.



What You Need: 

How To Make It:

  1. Find an art piece that needs a face lift. Maybe it just needs a new color splash to match your kitchen. Change it up to suit your style and talent.
  2. Mix up a batch of ArtResin in your measuring cup (equal parts resin and         hardener).
  3. Pour the ArtResin onto the center of your flashy new piece and spread it out to the edges using a plastic spreader.
  4. Torch any bubbles.
  5. Cover your piece and let it sit for 24 hours.
  6. Enjoy the results!


 

Number 7 - Charcuterie Board

It's easy to see why charcuterie boards are so popular with those who love to entertain!

A charcuterie platter is a show-stopper that's simple to prepare, delivering big on both flavor and looks, especially when you have a gorgeous piece of wood as your starting point. 

Making your own one-of-a-kind charcuterie board is easier than you think!

What You Need: 

How To Make It:

  1. Find a wood board that suits your size and style.
  2. Prop the piece up on stands and ensure that it is level.
  3. Mix up a batch of ArtResin in your measuring cup (equal parts resin and         hardener).
  4. Apply a thin layer of ArtResin over the entire board to seal the piece. Wait 24 hours.
  5. Tape the bottom and cover any large holes with acetate.
  6. For any big holes, pour the ArtResin in multiple thin layers every 3-4 hours.
  7. Once the hole has been filled, sand the top of the board until the wood is flat and level.
  8. Pour the final top coat.
  9. Cover and wait 72 hours for a full cure.
  10. Invite some guests over and show off your new serving tray :)


Number 8 - Crayon Art

Be prepared to get addicted!



Crayon art is so satisfying and fun that you may never stop creating these colorful art pieces. A rainbow of color is at your disposal to melt and design. Adding a little ArtResin pop is also a nice touch to set your piece apart from the rest.

What You Need: 

  • ArtResin® epoxy resin
  • Crayons
  • 1 solid board (turn any old cupboard door into a frame)
  • Black and white paint
  • Painter's tape
  • Glue gun
  • Heat gun or blow dryer
  • X-acto knife
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 mixing stick
  • 1 pair of disposable gloves
  • 1 Artist Torch (recommended)

How To Make It:

  1. Find an old or cheap cupboard door - Ikea has a variety of cheap options. Paint the inside white.
  2. Design a unique silhouette and paint it black.
  3. Once the paint dries, 
mix up a batch of ArtResin in your measuring cup (equal parts resin and hardener).
  4. Wait approximately 30 minutes and pour the ArtResin over only the black silhouette. (waiting allows you to have more control over the resin)
  5. After 24 hours, cover the black silhouette with painter's tape.
  6. Organize your crayons as you see fit and apply them to the top of the board with a glue gun.
  7. Prop the board up and use a heat gun to melt the crayon tips. Let the colors flow and stop whenever you've achieved your desired look.
  8. Using an X-acto knife, carefully slice through the melted crayon wax where the wax meets the tape. Remove the tape.
  9. You are now a hero to your kids or inner child ;)



Number 9 - Jewelry Pendants

Sometimes you just want to make something simple and small. Jewelry pendants are perfect to carry with you all day while showing off your talents and unique flare.




What You Need: 

How To Make It:

  1. Order any number of jewelry pendants online.
  2. Mix up a batch of ArtResin in your measuring cup (equal parts resin and         hardener).
  3. Pour the ArtResin into any number of plastic shot glasses.
  4. Mix in some ResinTint.
  5. Pour the tint into the pendant bezel. Add white streaks, gold leaf, glitter or any other item to spruce things up.
  6. Wait 24 hours and enjoy the results!


 

Number 10 - Trinket Dish

Where do you put your change? Or your earrings? Or paper clips?

Creating your very own trinket dish is not only fun and easy but it's so uniquely stylized that you'll find yourself placing them all over your home or office. It's functional art!

What You Need: 

Or you could simply order the ArtResin Trinket Dish Kit.
The kit includes: 

  • 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 silicone mold
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 mixing stick
  • 1 pair of disposable gloves
  • 4 display stands

How To Make It:

  1. Mix up a batch of ArtResin into your mixing cup (equal parts resin and hardener). Pour approximately 2oz of ArtResin into the mold.
  2. Using the alcohol ink, drop your favorite colors directly from the bottle into your resin. After using the color, drop the white Alcohol Ink Sinker over each of your color drops. The Ink Sinker helps to drive the colors through the resin.
  3. Cover your mold and leave it to cure overnight (between 12 – 24 hours).
  4. 24 hours later, remove your cured petri dish art from the silicone mold and see how they turned out.
  5. There are so many creative ways to make a trinket dish so do it again and again!

 


Dave Blanch is our Instagram Weekly Winner!!!!

Posted on 21 Jul 12:22


Congratulations to artist Dave Blanch, our latest weekly winner!
Dave was born and raised in Philadelphia but lives and works in Florida. He is a full-time self-taught artist who prides himself in being able to paint virtually anything. Although acrylic is his favorite medium, many of his pieces are rendered in multimedia as he loves finding new techniques and ways of creating.

 



The process for every piece varies, but in general Dave will begin with a colorful abstract background and then paint something either from nature, an emotion, or the female face. Eyes are also a huge focus for Dave in his artwork.

Dave will then add ArtResin to his pieces or provide the option to his clients. He loves how the colors really stand out under the resin, especially when he mixes in some glitter. The combination of Dave's talent and ArtResin really takes the viewer's eyes for a ride!

 

 



You can find more of Dave’s work on Instagram @blestdesign
, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/blestdesign, and in his Etsy shop: @BlestDesign

 


Congratulations on your win, Dave!

 

To celebrate all the amazing artists staying home and creating, every week we will be sending out a FREE Trinket Dish Kit to one lucky artist who has tagged us on Instagram—and we'll share their work with the world! 

 

 

Don't forget, tag YOUR ArtResin work with @art_resin on Instagram, and YOU could be our next weekly winner!!

 

Interested in finding out how EASY it is to make your own Trinket Dish?
We've got you covered with all the colorful details, here!

 

 


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.

 

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: 

 

  • 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

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Step 2

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.

 

 

 

Step 3

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

 

 

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!

 

 

💡 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.

 

 

 

Step 4

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).

 

 

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!!

 


Voila! 
You've just made your very own 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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