How to Color or Dye Resin, A Step-by-Step Tutorial for Beginners

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Coloring Resin Made Simple

I recently became a contributing writer with the AcrylicPouring.com website. My first project was to write an article on How to Color or Dye Resin Step-by-Step. This is a beginner’s tutorial on resin and resin art. Although this was a very lengthy project I thought it was fun. I was able to research more on how to color resin, I learned what I don’t like to use to color resin and I met some new artists along the way.

Here is an excerpt from my article:

Being able to color or dye resin opens our imaginations and allows us to create more depth in our projects. Clear resin makes our art shine while giving it more dimension, but color brings us a whole new world of possibilities and excitement.

While it may seem like there is an endless number of options to color or dye resin, it is best to start with the supplies you have on hand to learn the technique. Once you have an understanding of how resin works with color, then you can invest in and explore other options.

I have created a video on coloring resin and I thought it would be helpful to share it with you so that you can learn from my experience. In this video, I use 10 different methods to color and dye clear epoxy resin.

Coloring and dyeing resin is a simple and easy process. Follow the directions provided by the resin manufacturer as you mix the resin. Once mixed, you can then add the desired color into the mix. The rule of thumb is to add no more than 5% color to the clear resin or 1-part color to 20 parts resin. Once done, stir thoroughly.

Erika Tenney, AcrylicPouring.com

Additional Resources to Assist You

I have created some videos that I hope will help you. In these videos, I learn more about resin, how to clean and re-use gloves, what to use to color resin, and what NOT to use! I am working on creating more videos: SUBSCRIBE and RING THE BELL on our YouTube Channel so you can stay notified when they get uploaded!

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