One of the fun hobbies you might want to take up during the pandemic is epoxy resin crafting and selling. If you have been at home for the last year scrolling through social media you have likely seen videos of people making epoxy resin tables and other items for their homes.
As a fun hobby as well as a money making opportunity it can be a great idea to try your hand at this craft this winter and see if you can get some income alongside your job.
Today we want to show you a few of the things you need to think about when starting epoxy resin crafting to give you some help along the way.
Choose good quality products
It is incredibly important if you are to start crafting with resin that you use the best quality products you can. Resin is a unique tool for crafting and it can create some beautiful designs, but you need to invest in a good one to get the result you want. Choose a good resin as well as good quality pigments to make the most of your crafting.
Have fun with colour
Colour is a huge part of epoxy resin crafting and you will notice that many videos of people making epoxy tables and crafts have the most stunning colours that have a metallic feel. Invest in good pigment powders and don’t be afraid to mix and match colours to create something unique and beautiful. You can test your colour combinations in a mini mould before you try a full craft and start to build yourself a little colour recipe book with different combinations written down.
Use a good release agent
One of the biggest problems newcomers face when creating with something such as resin is getting it away from the mould once you are done. The best way to negate this problem and ensure smooth removal when you have dried your resin is to use good quality rubber molding release agents. Using a spray such as these will just add that element of greasing needed to help you along the way.
Use a heat gun
It is so important when you are working with resin that you use a heat gun on it when wet to get rid of air bubbles. When mixing resin and pouring it it is all too easy to end up with air bubbles in your piece and these bubbles get in the way and disrupt the design of your resin piece. By using a heat gun on freshly poured resin you will be able to avoid the issue of air bubbles and end up with a smooth and professional looking product. If you don’t have access to a heat gun you can also use a hairdryer for a similar effect.
Sand and wax
When working with resin you still need to do work when you have finished pouring the resin. Once dried, now is the time to sand and polish your piece to bring out that beautiful shine and make the piece picture perfect!
Resin crafting is a brilliant thing to try this year to make some money and you may even one day be able to make a small business from these works.
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