How to start your work with resin? And, you’re supposed to give resin a try. Amazing! You are in for a fun way to create your own resin arts, crafts, and jewelry. Like many people, you are going to start resin art. But you are confused about how to get started.
What are you going to prepare with resin?
It is important to choose the right resin for your project. Resin to cover artwork is not the same resin you need to use in molds. Understanding the difference between doming resin and casting resins is important. For projects where you need a ‘coating’ of resin, you need to use a doming resin formula. If you are using a mold, you need to try a casting resin formula. I have mentioned the difference between casting resin and doming resin previously. And the purchase questions are also discussed in my previous blog.
Make a resin work area for you
Creating resin art can be messy. You need to save your area with the right materials to make sure the resin doesn’t spoil the surface. If you aren’t sure what those are, this list of surfaces resin won’t stick to will help. Moreover, resin art will make your surface messy and you will need to cover your area. And make sure you are wearing gloves.
Remember resin safety is a must
Resin kits are chemicals and should be dealt with with care and respect. You need to wear personal protective gear and work in a well-ventilated area to keep yourself active and healthy. Therefore, there are other resin safety safeguards you should also take to keep yourself healthy and able to help with resin for a long period. The resin must be used in a room where there are windows and some areas are open.
Buy your resin supplies
In addition, to the resin you will require measuring cups, mixing utensils, and safety gloves to calculate and mix the resin. You may also suppose to want resin colors and resin molds to do your project. As I have mentioned in my previous blogs what questions you must ask while purchasing resin.
Plan out what you are going to create
So, take a little bit of time here to plan what resin projects you are going to create. Yet, you must have a plan of action before mixing the resin because once you mix the resin, you only have a restricted time to use it. You don’t want to waste valuable time working out the facts of your resin project. Like if you are thinking of creating jewelry or keychains, prepare your molds before it.
Mix and pour the resin
Now, this is an opportunity for you to put your skills to use! Calculate and thoroughly mix your resin, then use your resin right away. You need to get it used before it begins to gel. Read the previous blog on mixing resin.
Let the resin cure
Cover it with a huge container to keep dust and hair away from the resin while it cures. Leave it to cure, which almost takes hours to days, relying on the resin you are using. Therefore, it is important to make your resin dust-free and in such a way it will look glossy and clean.
Finish your work with resin
When the resin is cured, put on the final touches. You may desire to add jewelry findings to create a jewelry project wearable or sand off rough edges. With resin art projects, you may eliminate drips from the back of your artwork surface. Clean the rough edges and use silicone mold which will easily demold it after its cured.
How to start your work with resin? Resin is fun and when you are thinking to start this fun you need to get motivated. However, here we are guiding you. Once you purchase your supplies and start working we assure you that you will love them.