Hi and welcome back everyone. This is for all of you who would like to try your hand at epoxy resin crafts but not sure what brand to try first. Or, if you have already been using ArtResin but haven't tried their ResinTint colors, we have a full product review to you today! We are taking a closer look at ArtResin.
We were pretty excited to collaborate with ArtResin and get their PR package in because we love to work with resin here at DIY Craft Club. And when we saw that they released their new pearl ResinTints, we just knew we had to get them in for a review and try them out. So we are so happy that we could give our readers and subscribers a really good look at them.
ArtResin has several different color sets to color epoxy resin with, and they sent us the original colors and also the pearls. The original colors come in a set of 10 and the pearls come in a set of 8.
Original Color ResinTints on Amazon
Pearl ResinTints on Amazon
When you order from ArtResin, they include a guide in their package, and their brochure has information about their company as well as technical and safety information. We always suggest reading all you can about a product before going ahead and using it.
If you go onto the ArtResin website, they have a ton of tutorials and project ideas to try. So do take the time to educate yourself and reading through their information before making your first piece with their resin and colors.
A Calculator For Measuring The Right Amount Of Resin
Another thing we really like about ArtResin is that you can run your project through their handy calculator. That will help you figure out how much resin you will need per project so that you don't have too much waste. And the calculator helps you calculate enough of the resin and hardener to cover your whole piece.
Try This When Using ArtResin 16oz Bottles
A handy tip for y'all is to grab some syrup pumps and put them into the ArtResin bottles. These are a lifesaver because then you can pump the exact measurement every single time without any spillage or mess. They save so much time! We discovered them when we were making some geodes here for a tutorial.
We were getting resin everywhere and we were thinking that there had to be a better way to get the resin and hardener out without it dripping all over the place. I remembered that we had some syrup pumps and I went to grab them. To our delight, they fit right onto the 16oz bottles. You can grab them here on Amazon.
You will have to cut them to fit so be sure to cut them exactly the same. Also when you stick them into the bottle, don't just put them right in or the resin and hardener will spill over the top. You need to pump them and bring the liquid up into the pump while you insert them in. We show you how to do that in the video below, don't worry!
Once you have the pumps inserted, now just prime them so that the resin and hardener are right up to the top of the pump so that they are both equal. It's very important because this resin is exactly a one-to-one ratio.
Swatching Colors To Help Plan Your Resin Art Pieces
If you have a large collection of colors or make resin creations for a living, then it's nice to be able to tell at a glance what the color actually looks like, and then you can plan your pieces better. So making a swatch is very helpful! Just like a pen or marker swatch, you can also swatch resin tint colors.
I've made this swatch on an 8x10 artist board. What I did was paint it white, then with my glue gun, I made the wells for the resin, and then painted the glue a nice gold. This is going to hang on the wall here and we want it to look nice. And this is all in the video below.
Mix The ResinTint Colors Well Before You Use Them
When you first get your ResinTints, you will see that the pearl mica will be sitting at the bottom of the containers. And especially with their first use, it's going to take a bit of shaking to get it all mixed up. Just be sure to do this right or the color will not be as true as it can be. With any kinds of pigments, you are going to have to shake them to get everything well dispersed.
One thing that's nice about ArtResin tints is that you can see the pearl pigment down at the bottom. We have used pigments that come in dark bottles and although the packaging looked really nice it wasn't very practical because you can't see if it's fully mixed or not.
Two Important Rules To Follow
ArtResin says to mix the resin and hardener together for at least three minutes. Also, add no more than 6% of color to resin because that can interfere with the curing process.
Geode Resin Art
Here's the piece that was made with the white, pearl pink, and pearl silver colors. Oh my this turned out so pretty! We will have the full tutorial of this piece linked here when it's up on our channel. We are going to make a ton of resin tutorials for you guys so be prepared! In fact, we have a TON of articles in the Resin Section, so please take a look.
Here is some inspiration for your next geode resin art creation, from our YouTube channel (be sure to head to YouTube and hit subscribe!!)
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