Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Basics of Mixing Resin

Hello Resin Fans! I decided to make it easier when blogging about resin to have this tutorial that I can link you to if you need the basics. That way experienced resiners (yes I made that word up) do not have to go over this every time I blog. I have a chart below with the ratios & times...I will add to this as I expand my product knowledge.

First of, make sure you read the directions for your resin as some of them have different time or mixing information. Any that I have used have instructions for level of humidity & temperature. So for example, you do not want to mix this on your patio in the summer when it is 90 degrees out! The ones I have used have a part A & B, Resin & Hardener. 70 degrees- 80 degrees seems optimal.

Pour the amounts of each part into a plastic mixing cup. Stir with a stick for x minutes. Pour this mix into a fresh cup & with a clean stir stick, stir for another x minutes. Now your resin is ready to pour. Usually you have about 30 minutes depending on the resin, temperature etc. to pour. 

* I always use gloves as this stuff can be super sticky!
*have a clock/timer ready to go other than your phone, you do not want to be touching your phone if it goes to sleep while mixing resin. 
have your supplies ready to go, working with resin has a time limit & the experience is much more fun if everything is set. ie: parchment paper to set pieces on, molds, bezels...

Resin Obsession- 2 parts A with 1 part B. Stir for 2 minutes. Fully cured in 12 hours. Is a hard super shiny finish that does not dome. 

Easy Cast Resin- 1 part A with 1 part B. Mix for 2 minutes then pour in a fresh cup & with a fresh stick mix for 1 more minute. Domes when poured in a bezel. Works really well for paper resin. Do not mix more then 6oz at a time.


  1. Thank you for this very useful guide Karen, I am a not quite a novice but it is a while since I used resin and it is always good to have a refresher!

    1. You are most welcome, I will add to it as I play with other resins...



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