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Infuse Your Resin with Color Using Pigmently Colorants for Resin

Introduction to Coloring Epoxy Resin

As resin enthusiasts, we appreciate the thrill of crafting unique and personalized items, from jewelry to coasters to entire table tops. The process becomes even more exciting when you incorporate colors into your creations.

Coloring epoxy resin is an exciting way to bring your resin crafts to life, adding a splash of your personality and style into each piece, and one of the secrets to achieve this in a project is the use of a colorant for resin. When used correctly, resin colorants can help you generate a myriad of hues and visual effects in your works.

In this blog post, we'll cover all things color for resin crafting, including what a colorant for resin is, the two types of resin color we make at Pigmently, and how to properly mix them into your epoxy.

What is a Colorant for Resin?

A colorant for resin is a powder or liquid capable of blending seamlessly with epoxy while imbuing it with vivid colors of the chosen tone. Depending on the type, these can either disperse evenly with an elegant singular tone or they can generate alluring visual effects that make the art seem alive.

Our Pigmently colorants are the prime choice for epoxy colorants, as they're available in a wide array of color options, are easy to use, and produce consistent results every time.

2 Types of Resin Color: Mica Powder and Epoxy Dye

When it comes to resin color, there are two primary types to consider: mica powder for resin and epoxy dye. Each has its unique characteristics, applications, and ways of creating different color effects in your resin projects.

Mica powder for resin is a type of mineral-based pigment that gives a shimmering, metallic effect when mixed with epoxy resin. It's perfect for creating stunning, shiny, and iridescent effects in your resin projects.

On the other hand, epoxy dyes, also known as resin dyes, are liquid colorants that give a solid, comprehensive color to your epoxy resin. They're ideal for producing bold, vibrant, and uniform colors in your resin projects.

An epoxy river table made with two slabs of wood and a wide river vein of epoxy colored with Jade Green Epoxy Dye by Pigmently.

How to Color Epoxy Resin with Pigmently Colorants

Now, let’s dive into the process of how to color epoxy resin using Pigmently colorants. It's quite a straightforward process.

  1. First, prepare your epoxy resin according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Once your resin and hardener are thoroughly mixed, it's time to add the Pigmently colorant. For mica powder, start by adding a small amount to your resin mixture, and gradually add more until you achieve your desired color intensity. For epoxy dye, add a few drops to your resin and stir until the color is evenly distributed.
  3. Once you're satisfied, apply it to your substrate or mold. Continue with the remaining epoxy steps, and after it's cured you'll have a beautiful, vibrant finish.

Remember to mix the colorant thoroughly into your resin. The key to achieving the best color results is to ensure that the colorant is well-dispersed throughout the resin.

Tips for Achieving the Best Results with Mica Powder for Resin

Working with mica powder for resin can be a fun and rewarding experience. However, there are a few tips that can help you achieve the best results.

  • Start small. With Pigmently Mica Powders, a little goes a long way. These are incredibly potent, so start with a small amount and gradually add more until you achieve your desired color intensity.
  • Blend well. Always mix the mica powder thoroughly into your resin to ensure a uniform color.
  • Experiment. Try different color combinations! Mica powder comes in a variety of colors, and combining different shades can create unique and beautiful effects in your resin projects.
An epoxy resin tray made with wood and several epoxy pigments.

Safety Precautions While Working with Resin

While resin crafting is a fun and creative activity, it's wise to take appropriate safety precautions when using epoxy resin.

Always work in a well-ventilated area to avoid inhaling any dust or fumes. Wear protective clothing, including gloves and a mask, especially when handling resin or powdered pigments.

Also, ensure that your workspace is clean and free from any food or drinks to prevent accidental ingestion of the colorants.

Finally, keep your workspace organized to avoid bumping into stuff or knocking anything over. Following these safety precautions will ensure a safe and enjoyable resin crafting experience.

Pigmently: Your Trusted Source for Resin Colorants

At Pigmently, we're dedicated to providing premium-grade colorants for resin. We know how important it is for creators to have a trustworthy place to get colorants that are consistent and uncompromising in quality.

You can find the full collection of our powder pigments and epoxy dyes in our online store. And with our high-value colorant bundles, it's easy to discover new favorites at excellent price.

So, are you ready to infuse your resin with color and bring your creations to life? Visit Pigmently today and start your colorful resin crafting journey!


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