When it comes to mixing resin there are a few things you need to know: how to mix it, what you can put in your projects (check out the my full list of inclusions here!) and what colorants you can use to actually color the resin!
Luckily there are quite a few things you can use to color resin that you actually have (think paint!) but not all paint works properly in all resin. Alcohol Ink and powder pigments are perfect for resin and so I’d start with those (pick up a bottle of black and white alcohol ink as well as a few colors you’ll use all the time).
From there you’ll have to do a little trial and error… not all paint works with all resin. If you’re doing a large piece you may want to do a small test run first to make sure that the colorant and resin combo you’ve picked will cure correctly.
Of course, of all the different paints I have none have ever had a problem… so take that with a grain of salt!
Ready to get started? Let’s find the perfect colorant for your next project.
Tip: Try and use as little colorant as possible! 1 part color to 10 parts resin is a great guideline. Remember resin hates moisture, so you don’t want to add more moisture (paint/color) than is necessary!
Still looking for tips? You can find my entire Beginners Guide to working with Resin right here!