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You must have a resin artist in your life if you are here! Well, we love resin art at DIY Craft Club, and have found so many amazing resin products, techniques and ideas that we had to put this list together to share with you, so you could find the best gift for the resin artist in your life.
Let's get right into those gift ideas for resin artists!
So many epoxy resin geode artists are finding long clear quartz crystals to add to their geode resin art. Real crystals can be hard to find, but these bulk crystals from Amazon have very high reviews. They come in 30-50 pieces per order and vary in size. They are unsorted and are natural, sourced from the Harena Mine and because they are natural, there are some which may have a bit of a hue, but if you want real crystals these would do the job.
We are ending our list of gemstone and crystal ideas for your geode resin art on a very exciting, high note, saving the best for last! Do you know what fire glass is? Think of those gorgeous modern fireplaces with that sparkly, reflective glass at the bottom. We found a supplier that does not tumble the glass before you get it, so it is extremely reflective and luminous!!! Plus, it is tempered and it is also available in 10lb. jars so you can do big projects with it! You can also choose between 1/2 size pieces and 1/4 size pieces. Or you can get both to do a ring of bigger reflective pieces and a ring of small geode sections to make it look even more realistic.
We are a HUGE fan of fire glass for geode resin art.
I love my Zap heat gun. This is what I personally like to use when clearing the bubbles from my resin layers after my pour. And it is so satisfying to watch them pop haha. If you are pouring resin in layers, you will want to use the heat gun for each layer. The heat allows the resin consistency to become more fluid so the bubbles are able to escape to the surface and pop. You can grab yourself a Zap heat gun on Amazon here.
You can also compare the Zap heat gun with other heat guns prices. Here is a selection of different heat guns for price comparison on Amazon right here for you.
A torch provides a higher level of heat than a heat gun can and many resin artists prefer using a torch over a heat gun for that reason. However, there is some discussion in the resin community for those artists who like to color their resin with alcohol ink. Alcohol is flammable, but there is such a small amount of alcohol ink required to color resin with. So it is just something to keep in mind.
I personally have found that the torch that comes in a creme brulee kit is just PERFECT for this job!!! I've used the big propane torches you can get at your local hardware store, you know, those green 1lb ones, but they are just heavy and bulky. The creme brulee torch is small, allowing you to work on the details and get those little bubbles out.
The exact set I have is from Bed Bath & Beyond, but I found the exact same one (for much cheaper) on Amazon, which you can check out right here.
Many resin artists don't have the proper respirator mask when working with resin. This respirator mask has filters that are rated N95 equivalent and they filter gasses and organic vapors. This safety mask also ticks off the boxes for comfort (as best a full face mask respirator can!) as it has a 'flex-fit' head harness, which means it stays in position once you adjust it to your head. It is silicone-based around the nasal area, so it is as comfortable as it can be. It also has 5 very easy to adjust straps which can be tightened with just one pull.
The PD-100 mask from Parcil is a one-size-fits all mask due to its adjustable harness. It also has an anti-fog face lens, so don't worry about your breath fogging up the inside visor!
This respirator is a lightweight mask and has high-density elastic straps to make sure the mask actually stays in the place you set it at. No constant adjusting while you are creating your resin art. Simply put it on, adjust it, and forget about it.
And to make sure you get the proper mask and not a knock off, I recommend purchasing it directly from the company, especially since it comes with a 1-year factory warranty.
Epoxy resin is a great place to start with resin, and having some on hand that is easy to work with and try out is great.
We like ArtResin as a great epoxy resin to have on hand.
We have worked with ArtResin for many projects and this is one of our favorite epoxy resins to work with. This resin is super easy to use and has a 1:1 ratio of resin to hardener.
ArtResin is high gloss so your jewelry pieces, thin pours or molds and geodes will turn out super clear and shiny. This is also one of the best resins for making your own dried flower pendants.
It is so difficult to find that perfect gold to color resin with. Trust us. We have searched and searched and have tried so many differnt ones, but many are too yellow, and others just don't have that right lustre.
Your resin artist would sure appreciate getting the gold that is just perfect fr them, and we have two to recommend.
These paint pens are perfect for geode resin art because they have a fine tip so it's super easy to get those fine geode lines. We like this particular set because it comes with six pens so if you are making a lot of geodes to sell, you will always have some spares on hand. Nothing like running out of a white pen when you need it!
Watch our tutorial of us creating some beautiful geode resin art below. In our YouTube video, we use the Sharpie paint pens to draw our lines on at the end. See if you like how it looks!
Well, we hope you found some really great ideas for the resin artist of your life. Whether they love making jewelry, geodes, tumblers or just enjoy resin molds and pours, these are sure to make their special day!
If you still want more ideas, we have so many resin articles that might give you some more insight into the perfect gift for the resin artist right here.
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