Budget geodes, Inspiration, Tutorials

Auditioning some colors for a resin geode

Let's face it. Resin is expensive. If we make a mistake, and a piece is ruined or just doesn't come out as expected, that's a lot of money to waste. When I have a large project in mind, sometimes I will audition the colors on a tile and see how they work together. That's exactly… Continue reading Auditioning some colors for a resin geode

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Inspiration

Making geodes geometric

{Scroll to the bottom for the video of this resin geode.} The accountant in me likes lines and order. Things should be neat, regular, in lines and columns, equal distance from each other and all in the same font. Ok, so perhaps the last one doesn't translate well to resin geodes, but the others could.… Continue reading Making geodes geometric

Resin basics, Tutorials

Fixing the lip on the edge of your resin

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

Budget geodes, Materials, Tutorials

Make crushed glass from dollar store glass vase filler nuggets

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

Budget geodes

Budget resin geode with dollar store supplies

This is the first geode art that I took any video of. I had already started and had mapped out my colors, painted the base and added my sparkles, beads and stones before I started to record the rest of the process.  This is created on a 6 inch birch cradled panel. My materials can… Continue reading Budget resin geode with dollar store supplies