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How to Make UV Resin Earrings

One of our favorite things about UV Resin is how quickly you can make beautiful art come to life. Meg Epps of Lyndly Grove is showing us how to make UV Resin earrings that come together beautifully and in a snap! UV Resin requires no lengthy stirring and cures in a matter of minutes under a UV Lamp. Which means we can create many beautiful pieces in the fraction of the time that it takes traditional resins to cure. Don't get us wrong, we adore Artist Resins and Casting Resin! They are perfect for so many projects. But UV Resin gives us another fabulous option for making small items like jewelry, badge reals, key chains, and magnets! In the video below, Meg shows us how to make UV Resin earrings using some beautiful glitter and Dispersion Colors. We hope you love them as much as we do! How to Make [...]

How to Make Glitter Resin Pens

Pens, pens, and more pens! Give us all the resin pens! Kaelee Rupell of Kaelee's Kustoms is back to show us how to make glitter resin pens. She gives us all the steps and lots of fun glitter pen options! There are lots of different ways that you can add glitter to your pens and tumblers. But they all start with a solid base coat. We have a few different base coat options for you. And Kaelee is covering them all for us! In the video below, Kaelee shows us how we can use Prime Time, Dispersion Colors, and Pop of Color Shock Paint as a base coat and for our glitter application.  This is a simple process and once you have the technique down, you'll be able to add your own flare to your pens. So grab your favorite Artist Resin and glitters and let's get crafting! Top: [...]

How to Make a Vinyl Split Tumbler

We are getting back to tumbler basics today! Jessica Rike of  Jessica Rae Designs and Misfit Makers is showing us how to make a vinyl split tumbler and the results are beautiful! There are so many creative and amazing tumbler designs out there. And we love them all! Today we are having fun with a classic design. Jessica is giving us all the info we need to learn how to make a vinyl split tumbler that is simple and fabulous!  Jess uses Pop of Color Shock Paint, gorgeous glitter, and fun vinyl to make her split tumbler. She added an off set decal at the end to round out her design. In the video below, Jess shows us step by step how she completed this fabulous tumbler and we can't wait for you to learn how to make your own! How to Make a Vinyl Split Tumbler We are so [...]

Making Resin Car Coasters

Hello again, resin fans! We have another great resin tutorial for you today. Karen Horovath of MG Creations is making resin car coasters and showing us how it's done. These little cuties are very pretty and a lot of fun to make! Coasters for cars have become very popular in the last couple of years. And it's easy to see why! Not only does it give people a chance to add some beauty and bling to their cars, these coasters also offer a lot of protection for your cup holders!  In the video below, Karen is showing us all the tips and tricks for making resin car coasters with a floral theme. And, as usual, Karen answered your questions. She dives in to how she organizes and stores all of her silicone molds. As you already know, we resin artists have a loooot of molds. Storage tips are always welcome! [...]

DIY Resin Notebook Tutorial

Hello resin fans! We have another great resin tutorial for you today. Karen Horvath of MG Creations by Karen  is giving us a fabulous DIY Resin notebook tutorial. She shares everything we need to know to make our own beautiful notebooks! When it comes to resin art, many of the pieces we create make wonderful gifts. Whether for loved ones or our children's teachers, our handmade creations are intended to be shared with others. Karen's DIY resin notebook tutorial gives us an another wonderful gift idea to add to our repertoire. Using Thin Viscosity Artist Resin, gorgeous mica powders, and foil flakes, Karen makes a personalized notebook that is as beautiful as it is functional. Check out the video below to see how she does it! DIY Resin Notebook Tutorial Karen uses some gorgeous colors for her notebooks! The reds she uses in the video below are vibrant and lovely. [...]

Watercolor UV Resin Pen Tutorial

We have a simple and beautiful resin craft for you today! Kaelee Rupell of Kaelee's Kups is back with a fabulous watercolor UV resin pen tutorial for us. Once you learn this technique, you'll be using it on everything! If you are new to resin art, creating resin pens is a great project to start with! You learn some basic resin techniques without committing to an entire tumbler. Plus, they are just fun to make! For this watercolor UV resin pen tutorial, Kaelee uses Brea Reese Alcohol Inks, our infamous and beautiful Sterling Snow, and UV Resin to make a beautiful watercolor effect. And the results are gorgeous! You are going to love this one. Watercolor UV Resin Pen Tutorial Resin pens have become very popular among artists and their customers. They are a great way to try new techniques that you can later use on tumblers. Since the pens [...]

How to Make an Ombre Tumbler Using the Tack It Method

More gorgeous tumbler tutorial coming attcha!! Meg from Lyndly Grove is showing us how to make an Ombre tumbler using the Tack It method. The results are a fabulous blend of color and shine! There is just something beautiful about the subtle blending of colors on any surface. But under a coat of epoxy, it takes on a whole new level. Meg is back to show us how to make an Ombre tumbler using the Tack It method and Pop of Color Shock Paints. If you haven't tried these beautiful chalk paints yet, you're in for a big treat! In the video below Meg shows us how to blend our paints into a beautiful ombre look. If you have never tried this technique before, this is the perfect tutorial for you. You get to see exactly how Meg applies her paint and how she blends it into seamless perfection. How [...]

How to Make a Gold Leaf Brush Stroke Tumbler

Another tumbler tutorial is coming in hot! Meg Epps of Lyndly Grove is is back and showing us how to make a gold leaf brush stroke tumbler. The beautiful colors and shimmery gold flakes produce a fabulous tumbler! Meg shows us how to make a gold leaf brush stroke tumbler using Dispersion Colors and Precious Metals gold flakes. We get the chance to pull out our paint brushes and use some basic painting techniques. For some of that is a first while others get to show off their skills.  If you are new to hand painting tumblers, no worries! Meg is a great teacher and shows us exactly how it's done. In the video below Meg takes us step by step through how to paint this brush stroke tumbler. So even if this is a new technique for you, you'll be able to pull it off with style! How to [...]

How to Make Custom Crystal Resin Coasters

It's time for another fabulous resin coaster tutorial! Meg Epps of Lyndly Grove is back and showing us how to make custom crystal resin coasters. The mix of colors and textures in these coasters are so beautiful! Whether you have been working with crystals and painted glass for awhile or you are just thinking about diving in, this coaster tutorial is for you! Meg shows us how to make custom crystal resin coasters with some of our favorite CCDIY items. She uses Precious Metals, crystals and painted glass, and Artist Resin to make these elegant coasters. And she is showing us how it's done in the video below! How to Make Custom Crystal Resin Coasters Not only did Meg show us how she made these beautiful resin coasters. She also explained how to match crystals and glass with other elements to make unique creations. Meg explained that stones aren't just [...]

How to Make a Candy Tumbler

Another fabulous resin tumbler tutorial coming at you! Kaelee Rupell of Kaelee's Kups is back and showing us how to make a candy tumbler. This cup is as cute as it is sweet, you're going to love it! We love all of the tumblers that you amazing resin artists design. And the flux of 3D tumbler designs has been a blast to watch. The creativity in our community continues to blow us away! Kaelee gives us another great example of this as she shows us how to make a fabulous candy tumbler on our YouTube channel! Kaelee uses adorable candies, some Nice N' Thick drips, and Brea Reese Alcohol Inks to make her fabulous cup. And she gives us everything we need to know to make our own. It's about to get sticky sweet around here! How to Make a Candy Tumbler This candy tumbler is so fun to look [...]

Easy Resin Storage Jar

We absolutely love functionable art around here. Functionality allows you to mix even more lovely artwork into your home decor. Today Tanya Bankston of ResinateBR is showing us how to make a beautiful and easy resin storage jar. Y'all are going to love this! Whether you are new to resin art or have been having fun with epoxy for awhile, you can make your own easy resin storage jar. You can't tell by looking at all of the beautiful details in Tanya's jar but she uses very basic resin techniques. With just a little bit of glitter and Dispersion Color, Tanya achieves a gorgeous look.  And, since the pour for this mold isn't thick, you can still use your regular Artist Resin. No Casting Resin needed for this mold. Just some goodies to add sparkle and shine!  Easy Resin Storage Jar If you are like many of us, you have [...]

How to use Nail Foils with UV Resin

Today we have a tutorial for you that combines some of your favorite things! Kaelee of Kaelee's Kups is showing us how to use nail foils with UV Resin. You can transform your small resin pieces in a fun new way! And it only takes minutes.  Resin artists are always on the look out for new techniques and mediums. Nail tape has been in our tool boxes for awhile now. But have you tried using nail foils in your resin art yet? In the video below, Kaelee shows us how to use nail foils with UV Resin. She gives us the play by play of making a phone grip and dog tag. And the results are adorable!  The nail foil works the same way on your small resin pieces as it does on your nails. When you peel it back, you find some fabulous design with a little bit of [...]