Many ways to Color Resin!
They each have pros and cons.
Here are the ones I love best for epoxy resin:
Resin Color Film
Clean & easy color!
- Transparent films can be cut into any shape and added right into resin.
- UV, heat, and chemical resistant, so colors stay true.
- Curated into gorgeous sets with 9 colors in each pack.
- Vibrant Jewel Colors in one set and lovely Pale Tints in the other, all 18 colors work well together.
- Can be layered to form new colors and designs.
Looks like dichroic glass!
- Way is less expensive, less dangerous, and doesn't require any equipment.
- Cut into any shape, use flat or add textures, one at a time or layered for more dimension.
- Add a black resin backing and these colors really pop.
This film is included in our Dichro-ISH Film refill and JUMBO Packs, or you can get it by itself.
Texture Film has a grid like texture and a rainbow of color that shifts in the light. It's beautiful alone, or put black resin behind it to up the drama.
You can crinkle this up to soften the texture and make opal looks.
Black & White Colorants
Great options for opaque color, these resin colorants blend easily without adding many bubbles. The black pieces were made by mixing our Black Resin Colorant with Brilliant Resin, the white was made by mixing in our opaque White Resin Colorant.
You can have fun mixing colors too, blending them together to create unique designs.
These inks can create a wide arrange of looks when used in resin.
DRIPPING INK ON CLEAR PHOTO FILMCLICK TO SEE TUTORIAL
This is a way to create dreamy, organic looks using whichever colors you love, regular and metallic. I
I dripped inks down a piece of Clear Photo Film, then cut it into strips to fit our Double-Sided Bangle Bracelet molds.
PETRI SWIRL EFFECTSCLICK TO WATCH A TUTORIAL
A popular technique, every piece is unique. This effect is made by dripping colored alcohol inks in clear resin, then dripping a heavier white alcohol ink on top, causing the colors to sink. You can help them along and create new effects using toothpicks and pins.
GLOWING OCEAN LOOKSSEE FULL TUTORIAL
You can create ocean looks by combining alcohol inks with White Resin Colorant. These ones have a glow in the dark base, so they're amazing day and night!
PAINTED EYES!CLICK FOR TUTORIAL
This can be done with acrylic, nail polish, or a combo. Paint between layers of cured resin.
Glitters and Mica Powders
Sparkly eye catching glitter is a great additive for resin. So are mica powders. Mix into your resin and cast, or just add a thin layer to the back of a clear casting for magnified sparkle!
It's best to mix any dry additive into resin before pouring into molds, rather than sprinkling dry glitter into your molds. It's way cleaner, and will give you more even distribution of the glitter or powder.
You can also change silver glitter into any color by placing it behind Resin Color Films.