If you make a resin piece in a mold or frame, or even if you create a dam around the edges with tape or similar, you will almost certainly get a sharp, unattractive and unwanted 'lip' around the edge of your resin. This is from the meniscus effect where the resin holds on to the surrounding… Continue reading Fixing the lip on the edge of your resin
It's here! My online class on how to create your own amazing resin geodes. It's perfect for beginners. I'm so excited to be able to share details of my class with you. I had such a blast making it and I think you'll love taking the class and making your first resin geode right along… Continue reading Resin Geodes Basics Class is launched
We all want to add a little sparkle to our resin geode art. Real gemstones and crystals can be expensive and the crushed glass you find in craft stores, and glass glitters come in small bags but not for a small price. There has to be a way to DIY the crushed glass yourself. Good… Continue reading Make crushed glass from dollar store glass vase filler nuggets
HELPFUL RESOURCES - Check out my resin colorants resources page here. Let me know if you have any that you love, that should be considered for the list. There is an almost endless supply of products you can use to color your resin, into any color of the rainbow, any color you can imagine and all shades of… Continue reading What can you use to color resin?
You might be wondering if any one brand of resin is better than another when it comes to making resin geodes. I have tried a few brands and they all seem to work pretty much the same. Some may be thicker or runnier than others at room temperature (the viscosity) and if you have a… Continue reading Which resin to use for your geodes?
So something terrible happened. Maybe you touched the piece before it was fully cured, or a fly dropped in and was stuck, or a hair or even a bubble just under the surface. Or maybe, like in my case, your resin piece stuck to the mold and the silicone had to be scratched off the… Continue reading How to fix flaws in resin
If you've never used resin before, then it's easiest to just start with clear resin and use it to coat, protect and enhance another project. In this video I'm taking you through all of the basics of safely using resin to clear coat some painted tiles which I will use as coasters. It's a complete… Continue reading Resin 101 basics for beginners