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How To Pour And Spread Epoxy Resin

You’ve always wanted to create a resin art but don’t know where to begin? No worries…pouring Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin is as easy as 1, 2, and 3! To give you an idea, every resin artwork starts by preparing the object that you want to coat with. You need to clean, dry, and level it on our Counter Culture DIY 5x5 cradled wood panel.  Then, thoroughly mix equal parts of resin and hardener. Pour the resin into the panel, spread it nicely, torch out the bubbles, cover it and wait for 24 hours before you reveal your masterpiece! Isn’t it that easy? Still afraid to try? Well, read on these tips on how to pour and spread Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin. Pouring & Spreading: At this time, you must have prepped your artwork. Measure and mix your resin and hardener properly. Pour the mixture over the subject. If [...]

Glitter Tumbler Tutorial

You can use any tumbler that you want but for the sake of this tutorial, I’ll be using a double-wall insulated stainless tumbler. You can order this online via Amazon or in other places like Walmart. Here are the steps on how to make your own glitter tumbler:    Take off the labels. Use electrical tape around the circumference at the bottom and top of the tumbler. You decide how thick your tape can be. Some tumblers have a line that serves as a guide in keeping your tape straight.    Wipe the surface with alcohol to remove dust or any other impurities, including the adhesives from the labels. Doing this step is important so that everything you put on the surface will stick on it.    Painting your tumbler is optional. There are spray paints available in the market that you can use. Put the tumbler upside down, while spraying the paint [...]

How to Clean Artist Resin Tools and Your Hands

One thing that might concern you when you use Artist Resin products is how you will clean your tools after doing your artwork. Well, our items are designed to make cleaning your tools and your hands easier. Here are some tips to help you:    Wipe them off with paper towels. If you have scrap papers, use them first to take out the greasier crap. Then use fresh paper towels to make sure nothing is left behind. The paper absorbs the oil, thereby making your tools more comfortable to grip on your next use.    If wiping with paper is not enough, use alcohol to remove the crap. We don’t recommend any brand since most alcohol can do the job. Dab some rubbing alcohol on a paper and use it to wipe off the tools.    For a cleaner look, use soap and water to wash your tools and hands. This process takes [...]

3 Most Common Mistakes Made by Newbie Resin Artists

If you’ve been following our blogs, you heard us say how easy it is to use Artist Resin. While it’s true, the newbies are somehow exempted to the rule. Here are three issues that people encounter when they first try using resin, follow along so that you will know how to avoid them. First, you need to know that our Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin comes in two bottles: a resin and a hardener. These two parts must be mixed together as directed to form a chemical reaction which causes the mixture to cure. Make sure that this mixture is not disrupted, or else the right curing will not take place, and the result is a big mess! Make sure not to do the following:    Not Measuring Accurately Artists Resin is combined in a 1:1 ratio. It is important to be exact when measuring both parts to come up with [...]

How To Pursue Your Passion

You know that you’ve always wanted to be an artist. There is something about being creative that makes you alive- it’s in your body and it inspires you to keep going. However, being creative also comes with challenges. There are times when you are running out of ideas and you have bills to pay. Isn’t it great if you can turn your passion into an income-generating project as well? So how will you do that? Let us show you how:    Embrace Your Creativity There is absolutely nothing wrong if you love art than other people. Your brain is different- it is developed to appreciate art, unlike others. Don’t worry; it doesn’t make you a “ridiculous” person.  What’s ridiculous is when you are creative but you are not doing any art at all. Make sure to consistently feed your imagination with creative ideas then find a way to execute them. That’s [...]