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Why Artists Love 3D Crete by Counter Culture DIY

Are you looking for an easy way to add texture and interest to your art pieces? Do you long to add that something special? Are you ready to take it to the next level? Not sure where to start? We’ve got you. More and more artists are turning to 3D Crete because it’s easy to use and creates dozens of textures and unique effects quickly and easily. From resin geodes, to seascapes to creating barriers to keep your resin where you want it, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.  So what is Counter Culture DIY 3D Crete ? It’s is a high strength, fast setting white concrete made to accept stains and topcoats with only a few hours of dry time.  3D Crete works great for sculpting, solid pours and creating natural elements like stone or wood.   Are you ready to learn more?  Let’s start by collecting the [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|0 Comments

How to Coat your Colored Pencils with Artist Resin

Coating your colored pencil art with Artist Resin is so easy!  It will also help preserve your artwork and gives it a beautiful glossy finish suitable for display. Let’s get started: Supplies:     Cradled Wood Panel     Colored Pencil Drawing     Spray sealer     Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin     Nitrile gloves     A Level     Measuring Cups     Mixing Container     Stir Sticks     Torch     Toothpicks Steps: Complete your colored pencil drawing.  Trim it to fit your cradled wood panel.   Seal your artwork using a spray sealant. Adhere it to the cradled wood panel with your preferred adhesive, let dry. Go to our Resin Calculator to determine how much Artist Resin you will need. Wear your gloves, and accurately measure part A & part B into a mixing container.  Mix for about three minutes, making sure [...]

By |January 29th, 2020|0 Comments

How to Coat Modeling Clay with Artist Resin

Coating modeling clay with artist resin is so easy!  In fact, you can also use Artist Resin to create a glass-like finish on many types of textured artwork. The cool thing about artist resin when used in modeling clay is that it take your 3D effect to the next level. It helps preserve your clay artwork to make it last for years to come. At the same time, it enhances the texture, color, and creates that glossy finish that is very pleasing to the eyes and to touch. So, let’s get started. Supplies:     Cradled Wood Panel     Modeling Clay     Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin     Nitrile Gloves     A Level     Measuring Cup     Mixing Container     Stir Sticks     Handheld Torch     Toothpicks   Assemble the clay art on the wood panel. You may want to draw [...]

By |January 27th, 2020|0 Comments

How to Make an Ombre Glitter Tumbler

Doing an ombré glitter effect on your tumbler is easier than you think.  The most important thing is to get a nice, smooth transition between your colors. Let’s get started.  Make sure your tumbler is clean and prepped. Put tape on the lower and upper rim of the cup if needed.   Apply your preferred adhesive. Now use two different colors of glitter, Very Cherry and Gold Rush, both can be found on the Counter Culture DIY website. Here are the steps on how to make ombré glitter tumbler: Position your cup in your hand and make it parallel to your working surface. Put a clean sheet of paper underneath to catch loose glitter. Sprinkle Gold Rush along the bottom portion of your tumbler. Tilt your tumbler at about 45° angle with the bottom of the tumbler tilted up. Sprinkle some more glitter. The angle will encourage the glitter to fall [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|0 Comments

How to Coat Paint Marker with Artist Resin

Coating your acrylic paint marker art with our Artist Resin is easy!  The cool thing about Artist Resin is it helps preserve your artwork and make it last longer.  At the same time, it enhances the colors and creates that beautiful glossy finish. Let’s get started coating paint marker with Artist Resin. Supplies: Cradled Wood Panel Acrylic Paint Markers Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin Nitrile Gloves A Level Measuring Cup Mixing Container Stir Sticks Handheld Torch Toothpicks   Go to our Resin Calculator to determine the amount of Artist Resin you need for the size of panel you're using. Wear your gloves, and accurately measure the recommended amount of resin and hardener in a mixing container. Stir well for about three minutes.  Making sure you scrape the bottom and the sides of your mixing container as you stir. Read our blog on How to Properly Mix Counter Culture DIY Artist [...]

By |January 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

How to Coat Spray Paint with Artist Resin

Coating your spray paint art with Artist Resin is a great way to preserve your artwork and give it a beautiful glossy finish suitable for display. So, let’s get started. Supplies:     Artist Resin     Cradled Wood Panel     Finished Spray Paint Art     Spray Sealer     Your Preferred Adhesive     Spray Paints     Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin     Nitrile gloves     A Level     Measuring Cups     Mixing container     Stir Sticks     Torch     Toothpicks   Finish your spray paint art and trim it to fit to the wood panel.  Adhere your art to the wood panel using your preferred adhesive. Go to our Resin Calculator to determine how much Artist Resin you need. Wear your gloves, and accurately measure part A & part B into a mixing container.  Mix for about three [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|0 Comments

How to Make Decorative Wooden Tray

Turn that boring wooden tray into something amazing! Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin makes your wooden tray a work of art with its beautiful colors and glass-like finish! Doing this project is so easy! Here are the steps:     Measure an equal amount of resin and hardener. Try to pour them slowly into your mixing cup to prevent bubbles. Or, use a stirring stick to guide them as you pour on the cup.     Mix for 2-3 minutes, until the resin becomes clear.     Divide the resin into smaller portions, depending on how many colors you want to use.     Drop your favorite dispersion color on each cup, then blend well using stirring stick. You can add more color depending on how bright or opaque you want it to be.     Start to pour the colored resins one by one. Make sure that one resin [...]

By |January 17th, 2020|0 Comments

How to Make Dried Flowers in Resin

Do you wish to make your flowers from Valentine’s Day last forever? Do you want to encapsulate your treasured moments by preserving your flowers? The solution?  Dried flowers in resin. This project is so easy. Let’s get started! Here are the things that you will need: Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin, for that shiny, glass-like finish! Dried flowers. You can buy them online, or air dry fresh flowers for 1-2 weeks. A mold to fit your needs Glue Sand Paper Polishing Compound Polishing liquid Steps: Make sure your mold is level and stable. Start arranging dried flowers, leaves, stones, and other embellishment inside the mold.  You can use hot glue to keep the materials in place. Prepare the resin.  Pour 1:1 ratio of Parts A and B in a mixing cup. Mix the two parts for about 3 minutes.  If you want to add a little color to the resin, [...]

By |January 15th, 2020|0 Comments

How to Coat Your Charcoal Drawing with Artist Resin

Are you worried that charcoal will smudge under our resin and will leave your artwork looking dirty?  Don’t worry; Counter Culture DIY resin is self-leveling. And in just a few steps you can keep your charcoal painting looking amazing! Artist Resin seals and protects your painting from external elements, and keeps your artwork looking fresh for a very long time. So, let’s get started.   Supplies: A 12 x 12" wooden art panel  A charcoal drawing sized to fit the panel Fixative/sealant sprays for charcoal drawing Glue stick or spray adhesive Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin Nitrile gloves  A level Measuring cup  Mixing container  Stir sticks Spreader or popsicle stick  Handheld torch   Toothpicks A cardboard box that can cover your project as it dries Steps: Finish your charcoal drawing and cut it to fit the panel.  Mount your finished artwork on the wood panel using adhesive.  Make sure that [...]

By |January 13th, 2020|0 Comments

How to Make a Wood Grain Tumbler

When making your DIY tumblers, the sky's the limit!  You've probably seen many wood-inspired cups on Instagram and wonder how they are made.  Well, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we're going to talk about how to make wood grain tumbler with CCDIY Artist Resin. Here’s what you need:     Tumbler     Alcohol inks and paintbrush     White spray paint     Clear spray sealer     Counter Culture DIY Quick Coat     Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin     Printable vinyl - Waterslide etc.     Electrical tape Steps: Prime your tumbler by lightly sanding it so that your paint will have some texture to adhere to. Wash your tumbler with soap and water, then let it dry. Tape off the lower and upper rim of the tumbler using electrical tape. (optional) Spray paint the tumbler with white paint. Choose 2 or 3 "wood [...]

By |January 10th, 2020|0 Comments

How to Make a Floating Glitter Tumbler

Remember those cute mugs you had when you were young?  They looked super pretty with all the glitter, sequins, and confetti floating while you take a sip of your favorite juice.  Bring back the fun memories of your childhood by making your own floating glitter tumbler. You will need: Glitter (Find them here!) Storyboard or Snow Globe Tumbler made especially for this purpose Water Steps: Mix all your glitter.  Mix different colors, shapes, and sizes. Unscrew the bottom of the tumbler. Take out the paper form the inside. Put the mixed glitter/confetti inside. Fill it with water, as little or as full as you want. Put the cup back together and tightly close the compartment. Do not put these in the dishwasher. This project is so simple and fun! Your kiddos will surely have fun doing this too!  

By |January 8th, 2020|0 Comments

How to Make a Glitter Wine Glass

Counter Culture DIY glitter can be used in so many projects. Its use is limitless. So, today I’m going to tell you how to add sparkle and shine to a “boring” wine glass. Here is what you need:     Your Choice of Adhesive     Your Choice of Glitter     Wine Glass     Paint Brush     Tape (optional) Steps: Clean your wine glass with soap and water. Let it dry. Wipe off with a clean towel. Optional: now is the time to tape off any areas of the glass that you don't want to glitter. Using a brush, apply your adhesive to the areas you want to glitter. Put a clean paper on your work surface to catch the extra glitter. Sprinkle the glitter onto the adhesive until it is covered.  Tap the glass to remove excess glitter. Pick up the paper and pour the extra [...]

By |January 6th, 2020|0 Comments