36 Stunning epoxy resin projects that are sure to amaze. Resins more specifically epoxy resin is used in making stunning projects for crafts and jewelry. Epoxy countertops and epoxy art have gained a lot of popularity over years. It gives beautiful and clear results. Resin crafts and resin projects using wood and metal, as well as plastic and silicone molds are easy and simple resin projects for beginners to try. Jewelry making and wood working ranges from simple designs to super extraordinary as the challenge grows. However, the concept of epoxy resin is very simple. Once your project is complete simply pour the resin and hardener mixture and viola!
Before looking at some stunning projects lets read a bit about epoxy resins.
What is resin?
Resin is mainly used as a glue. It helps transfer stress between the fibers, protects the surface from external factors and clasps things together. The first resins were found in nature in the plants, insects and trees. Amber or shellac are common natural resins.
How strong is resin?
Resin has a strength of 55.7 MPa and an elasticity of 2.7GPa. It can withstand stress and strain and is a perfect choice for building strong and functional projects.
What is epoxy resin and how to use it in crafts and DIY projects?
There are three different forms of resin. They are different based on cost and properties. Our focus is on epoxy resin as it is used commonly for crafts and DIY projects. Epoxy resin is a liquid form adhesive that dries clear with a shiny look. It is used in manufacture of plastics and paints. Resin works as a primer and coating on flooring and countertops as well. And it is popular in diy projects and art as a sealer.
What is the difference between resin and epoxy resin?
Epoxy and resin are different only due to drying time. Epoxy hardens faster than resin and both require mixing before use. Resin can take about 8-10 hours while epoxy resin dries in only 6-30 minutes making it more popular in home based crafts and DIY projects.
Is resin dangerous?
The answer to this question is no. Epoxy resin is generally non toxic. However, precaution should be taken to keep it away from mouth and hands should be thoroughly washed after completing the project as precaution.
Epoxy resin maintenance
Epoxy resin is generally strong and requires basic maintenance only. It doesn’t break or stain easily. However, it can start to yellow overtime if exposed to sunlight. The UV light from the sun tends to degrade the epoxy polymers causing discoloration. Even the most crystal clear and colorless epoxy resin require precaution from sunlight to keep it beautiful and white.
Moreover, epoxy resin is not heat resistant. Epoxy resin coated countertops like granite countertops require care and precaution. Hot pans should not be directly placed over it.
To return your project to its clear shine use any polishing compound of your choice. The process is fairly simple, clean the surface with a slightly moist cotton or linen cloth. Now dab some polish on the cloth and rub the resin surface. Use a slow and circular motion with little pressure till the desired shine is achieved.
How to clean resin if it comes in contact with your skin?
In case epoxy resin comes in contact with your skin simply remove it using either of the following:
- Waterless citrus-based hand cleaner
Where can I find epoxy resin?
Epoxy resin is easily available for resin projects at Walmart, Amazon, michaels, hobby lobby, home depot or any home hardware store.
The most commonly used is the ArtResins gallons. It comes in two components. The hardener and the resin which should be mixed as per instructions before pouring on your project. Another one used by crafters is envirotex lite.
How much resin do I need for my project?
A rough estimate can be made based on the area and volume of the project’s surface. This calculation is based on the depth of your project. If the surface is flat length times width can give you an estimated area. For depth simply multiply height of the project to get the estimated volume.
How can I make epoxy resin projects diy and crafts?
A variety of amazing art and DIY projects can be made using resin epoxy by ArtResin. This product is especially for crafters and artists to make projects at the convenience of their homes. Various pigments and dyes can be mixed with it to make paint projects.
When the hardener and resin (the two components) are mixed together a chemical reaction takes place. As a result, the epoxy resin started to solidify and gradually hardens. The final product is glossy clear surface.
What supplies are needed for resin projects?
A typical resin project requires the following supplies:
- 1) epoxy Resin
- 2) gloves
- 3) spreader or plastic spoons
- 4) plastic mixing cups
- 5) stir stick or popsicle stick for stirring
- 6) covered working space
What materials can I add to epoxy resins?
A variety of materials can be mixed into epoxy resin for your projects. In short, anything! Some things that are popular to add to epoxy resin crafts and diy projects are:
- 1) Fresh flowers
- 2) Pigments and dyes
- 3) Glitter
- 4) Gold leaf
- 5) Pressed or artificial flowers
- 6) Food colors
- 7) Beads etc.
What surfaces can I pour resins on?
You can pour epoxy resin on almost every surface. Some popular ones include:
- Silicone molds
- Cookie cutters
- Silly putty
- Textured tiles
What epoxy resins projects diy and crafts can I make?
Epoxy resin can be used in a variety of projects and crafts. Such as:
- Jewelry making
- Decorative accents
- Paint Pouring art
EPOXY RESIN PROJECTS FOR BEGINNERS:
Based on your interest the various epoxy resin crafts and projects have been categorized below for convenience. These projects based on the size will allow you to decide whether you are comfortable to initiate the project as a beginner.
EPOXY RESIN COASTERS
Petri dish coasters by artsy fartsy mama
Diy make craft resin coasters step by step tutorial by that home bird life
DIY epoxy resin wood coasters via diy huntress
Real flower coasters botanical resin via etsy
Resin art tutorial make freeform geode coasters by Edna Wargon Art
How to make geode agate resin coasters by sunshine and rosebugs
EPOXY RESIN ARTWORK
DIY resin and wood wall art with hidden key storage via diy huntress
Poured resin gold leaf canvas gallery art by resin crafts blog
DIY resin art by lily ardor
Painting 3D turtle in resins by gerardo chierchia
Galaxy inspired epoxy resin paint pour art by brittany goldwyn
EPOXY RESIN WOOD PROJECTS
resin art wooden chopping boards by my modern met
DIY lap desk epoxy resin via anikas diy life
Epoxy resin wood coasters by DIY creators
EPOXY RESIN COUNTERTOPS
How to pour an epoxy countertop by family handyman
Effortless diy epoxy resin countertops by randolph sunoco
EPOXY RESIN GEODES
DIY faux agate cheeseboard with art resin by Lily Ardor
EPOXY RESIN TRAY
Confetti tray diy via tastemade
Green and gold leaf fluid landscape tray by kathryn beals
DIY bar cart makeover by delicious and diy
Decorative mosaic tray by reality day dream
Free form epoxy resin tray by hobby trends
EPOXY RESIN JEWELRY IDEAS
Alcohol ink in resin by mom always finds out
Fairy pendant made from dried plants and epoxy resin by now ive seen everything
resin envirotex diy craft and jewelry ideas at craftionary
EPOXY RESIN FLOORING
EPOXY RESIN GARDEN PROJECTS
Epoxy bar coating epoxy resin coating outdoor table top using bottle caps. Photo by: best bar top epoxy
EPOXY RESIN KEYCHAIN
DIY alcohol ink resin keychains by resin crafts blog
How to make shaker charms by sweet art crafts
EPOXY RESIN CRAFTS
Easy resin crafts to make at home by bhg. Make an easy rock lamp with resins using rocks from the beach and place them in a glass base lamp with removable lid. Pour epoxy resin to finish of the project.
Resin leaf lamp made with wood logs and real leaves by rachel calder design. Original source unknown.
Pink roses and epoxy resin night lamp by mahaza art
DIY terrarium waterfall resin crafts by crafty fingers
Flowers in resin epoxy resin project by epoxy and wood
How to make a resin wooden bowl by the wooden joy
EPOXY RESIN TABLES
River coffee table by the vanderveen house
Amazing table of flowers and epoxy resins by positive couple
These are some great ideas I have collected for my first epoxy resin projects. I hope you enjoyed them as well.
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