Tips for Using Epoxy Resin

How to Use Epoxy Resin:

 

1. Gather your basic supplies: epoxy resin, hardener, two plastic measuring cups, and stir sticks.
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2. Always work in a well-ventilated area. Pour epoxy resin into a plastic measuring cup.
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3. Add an equal amount of hardener on top of the epoxy resin in the same measuring cup.
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4. Stir the mixture thoroughly for two minutes, scraping the sides occasionally and being careful to avoid air bubbles by not mixing too vigorously.
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5. Pour the mixture into a second, clean measuring cup. Stir the mixture for one minute.
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6. Pour epoxy resin mixture into a mond, such as a silicone pan, a jewelry finding, or a bottle. Allow to harden for up to 72 hours to ensure a strong bond.
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How to Add Color to Resin:

 

1. Choose pigments and dyes made for epoxy resin.

2. Partially fill mold with epoxy resin. Pour a small amount of pigment or dye into wet resin.

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3. Mix pigment or dye into resin with a crafts stick or toothpick. Fill mold with more resin.
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How to Embellish Resin:

 

1. Partially fill mold with epoxy resin. If desired, add a drop of pigment or dye; stir with toothpick. Add glitter on top.
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2. Add larger items, such as sequins, being careful not to get resin on your fingers. If needed, wear rubber gloves.
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3. To prevent a heavy object from sinking too far in the resin, let the resin set up for a few minutes before dropping it in. Allow to harden for up to 72 hours.
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