I have never worked with resin before and really wanted to try it. One day on amazon I found some cool geometric molds and decided that would be a good project to get started with resin. I added all kinds of things to them as this was mostly an experiment. I used dye, glitter, rocks, flowers, and ink.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
sticks to stir the resin
measuring or medicine cups
Step 2: Mixing the Resin
The resins I used in this video take equal parts of hardener and resin. I poured them into two medicine cups then I poured those into a bigger cup to mix them together. Make sure to scrape the sides to get all the resin mix so that it cures properly. I mixed it for three mins.
Step 3: Adding Dyes and Stuff
Once I mixed the resin all the way I added a little bit of dye (less is more!!!!!) and continued to mix for a few more seconds. I then poured the resin into the mold and held it high to try to release some air bubbles.
You can use a lighter to release more bubbles but it didnt really help me.
When I poured over the rose it kept wanting to float so I eventually tapes it down.
Adding Ink to the resin was the coolest part for me. I mixed up my last batch of resin and poured it into the mold. i then took small bottles of in squirted little drops into the resin. I alternated colors and after every drop of color I added I would add white in the middle of the drop. This was to push down the ink as far as possible.
I didnt think it was working and added too much ink so it started to over flow. Again less is more.
Step 4: Enjoy Your Geometric Shapes/Paper Weights
Overall I loved how these turned out and will probably use the ones I have left as paper weights. I gave a few of these as gifts to family members. The ink one was for sure my favorite and it was just a fun project all around. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.