Get the scoop on the best technique for mixing our Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin. One of the most often asked questions we get is “How do I mix Artist Resin properly?”
Mixing our Artist Resin involves simple steps that even newbie users can easily follow. The first step is to measure an equal amount of Part A and Part B into a cup. First pour Part B then Part A. Part B is thinner than Part A and we don’t want Part A which is thicker, to stick to the bottom of the cup so we pour in Part B first.
Now use a stirrer to mix the resin. Mix the resin by making a figure 8 or letter S while keeping the stirrer on the floor of the container, alternate that with scraping the sides of the cup. We recommend that you work in an area with a room temperature ranging from 70°F to 75°F.
Mix the resin for 3-4 minutes. At this stage don’t worry if you can see bubbles in the resin, that’s normal. Transfer the resin from the cup you’re using to a new cup. This is a step that doesn’t take much time and really helps ensure your parts are mixed thoroughly to give you the desired glass like finish. Now that you have all the resin on a new cup, stir another minute or so. The resin will become cloudy and ultimately clearer again. If you see bubbles at this stage, don’t freak out…it’s normal. Don’t throw the resin away.
If this is your first time using our Artist Resin, you will notice that it’s a bit thicker than some other brands. If you’re used to a thinner resin, using ours for the first time can be challenging. But once you get the hang it, you’re going to love it.