Working with Resin

Recently I’ve acquired some Easy Cast Resin to make some cabochons with. It is one of my favorite hobbies right now and it very time consuming. Working with resin can be very tedious and if it gets everywhere, it’s really hard to get up.

So if you’re planning on working with resin, here are some tips:

  • Put down wax paper over the surface you’re working on. I figured this out after I spilled resin on my craft desk. While spilling it on a craft table may not be a big deal, I’m glad I didn’t spill it on the kitchen table or my desk.
  • Wear gloves. Yes, it’s true. This is mostly optional. If you decide not to wear gloves, make sure you rinse or wipe off your hand as soon as the resin comes in contact with your skin.
  • Depending on the amount of resin you’re working with, you should wear a mask over your nose and mouth. I do not, because I only work with a few ounces at a time and I cannot smell it at all. However if you’re making a table top or a coaster, you should definitely where a mask.
  • If you’re using resin pigment to color your resin only use a few drops at a time. Otherwise, you could end up with the wrong color.
  • Use silicone molds.

These are just a few tips I’ve picked up in the two short weeks I’ve been working with Easy Cast Resin. You can follow my crafty journey on Instagram @crafty_casper .

If you work with resin often and you have some tips, I’d love to hear some in the comments!!!

 

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