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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

7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity in 2020

Before anything else, the Counter Culture DIY family wants to wish you and your family a Happy New Year!  We hope you had a blast last year, as we are looking forward to a more positive and creative 2020!  We thank you for being a part of our year and we wish for more years of creating beautiful together. Looking for ideas to boost your creativity this 2020?  Here are some of our recommendations:     List your Goals  When you write a goal in your calendar, it will serve as a visual reminder.  What do you want to achieve this year? Do you wish to become a full-time tumbler artist?  Do you want to start your own business? A YouTube Channel perhaps? Writing down your goals is a good start.  Networking Join creative people like yourself.  There are so many artist groups on Facebook.  If you’re not a member of the [...]

By |January 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

How to Make Wood Coasters with Artist Resin

If you’re thinking of ways to customize your coasters, here is one for you.  This time we will look at how to use colored resin on wood coasters for different shapes, colors, designs and more. There are so many options! To begin with, look for precut wood shapes online at CCDIY. It's a good idea to seal the porous wood to prevent bubbles from forming while your resin is curing.  We recommend two thin coats of our Quick Coat. Follow our instructions for mixing Artist Resin.  Separate the resin into cups and add colorants. Pour your colored resin on the wood surface.  Using a popsicle stick, guide the resin until it covers the surface.  You can also tilt the wood and let the resin flow to get your desired look.  Check for bubbles, then using our recommended torch, apply heat over the surface. Be careful not to scorch the resin. [...]

By |December 30th, 2019|0 Comments

How to Make Glitter Tassel Earrings

Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin and glitter can give you so many fun ideas!  Both have the ability to help you create different projects, including jewelry.  Here is another craft idea for your favorite artist resin/ glitter combo. For this project, you will need: Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin  Counter Culture DIY Glitter Round nose and flat/needle nose pliers Silicone Earring Mold Two earring posts w/loops 7mm-9mm Jump rings Tassels Steps: Sprinkle your favorite glitter in the earring mold. Mix an equal amount of CCDIY Artist Resin and Hardener.  If this is your first time using the product, check out the instructions for mixing our resin. Pour resin into the mold.  Cover the project with a cardboard box (or any box), then leave it to fully-cure for 24 hours. The next day, take out the hardened resin from the mold and clean off any rough edges. Open one of the [...]

By |December 27th, 2019|0 Comments

How To Cover a Large Photo with Resin

Epoxy resin can make photos look more vibrant because it is translucent and glass-like.  As photos vary in sizes and shape, coating them with epoxy resin might be tricky, especially when it is a big one.  Applying Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin to a large photo print may seem pretty complicated in terms of size, but the truth is it's just as simple as putting resin into small prints.  In this blog we'll discuss how to use Artist Resin to cover a large photo.   Covering photos with resin gives a different look than the usual glass that comes with a frame.  Below are the steps on how to cover a large photo with resin: Before you begin, take out the photo that you will be using.  Cut a piece of heavy cardboard or something similar, 1/4" smaller than your photo and center it under your photo so it stays level [...]

By |December 24th, 2019|0 Comments

How to Shape Artist Resin

There are so many art projects that you can do with CCDIY Artist Resin. You can take advantage of its flexibility to create plates, mini bowls, discs, whatever shape you like. Prepare your resin as instructed. Divide the resin to add colors. For colorants, you can choose either mica pigment or dispersion colors, whatever you like.  Mix the resin plus the colors well. Make sure you have an extra clear resin just in case you will need more later on. Let the resin sit for about 10-15 minutes before pouring.  We want a consistency that is not runny so that we can mold the shape easily. Prepare the materials. We need a very flexible heavy plastic (such as a shower curtain) or a thin silicone matt with a smooth, shiny gloss to keep the gloss of the resin. (Tip: Artists Resin “copies” the surface that it adheres to. Glossy surface=glossy [...]

By |December 20th, 2019|0 Comments