Epoxy resin is an extremely versatile substance, there are a lot of items that you can create with it, either for yourself to enjoy, or to sell on through your own resin art business.
We can’t share with you everything that Craft Resin can be used for in one Blog, there are simply too many items and variations of projects you can create with the substance that we would be here all day.
If you don’t see something on this list, it’s doesn’t necessarily mean that epoxy resin can’t be used to create it, if in doubt send our team an email.
Lets go through some of the more popular items with you today…
Resin is a great substance to use to make different table ware items. You can colour resin and create all kinds of patterns within your projects and so you can create tableware items that can be bespoke to your own decorating style or your customers.
Some of the most popular tableware items are things like:
Resin Wine Butlers
Creating different projects with epoxy resin will take very similar techniques, but will vary slightly with the equipment needed and the molds you’ll use.
Usually tableware projects are relatively thin, and so you don’t need to worry about changing techniques in order to create thicker projects. If your project is over 1/4” thick then look into the techniques needed to create with layers.
Resin makes for great creations like coasters, as they are heat resistant up to 200F or 93C after 21 days curing time. At high temperatures like these the resin project can become slightly flexible, but once cooled down again it will harden up. Generally the heat from a hot mug won’t damage the coasters surface at all.
We do have a blog all about creating basic resin coasters, so if you would like to start creating these projects then this is a good place to start to learn the techniques. Once you have perfected the basic techniques then you can change to different projects and also different colour and pattern techniques too.
Creating with resin is an art form and can be a very therapeutic activity to carry out. You also end up with some incredible creations to display in your own home, or gift to family and friends, or as products to start a resin business.
Items like resin tableware projects are great for selling, they are items that everyone uses in their daily lives and that can look extremely attractive in a home.
Epoxy resin can give a great protective cover to your artwork, and make it glossy. Or you can create your own Geode Artwork with it.
Geode - These can look incredible displayed in your home, or gallery. Resin Geode art is more 3D than normal paintings and can be created with the most mesmerising colours and patterns to it.
You can add crystals you your Geode artwork, or create your own resin crystals to use in your work.
We do have several courses available on our Craft Resin Academy platform that will teach you how to create the most incredible Geode Artworks, which can sell for a reasonable amount of money and profit.
Covering art - This is the more traditional use for Craft Resin. Our resin was created as a coating resin to cover artwork, to give it a protective and a glossy look to artworks.
The anti yellowing properties and UV protection in our resin, help to protect your artwork from the elements and keep the colours looking as fresh as the day it was created.
Please make sure if you are covering your artwork in epoxy resin, that you have used the correct paints, not oil based, and you have allowed the paints to dry fully before applying the epoxy resin to your work.
Resin Memorial Art/Gifts:
As epoxy resin drys hard and offers protection from the elements it’s a really great substance to use to create memorial pieces with that will stand the test of time.
If you are creating with resin for the very first time we would suggest practising on something less valuable for your first one or two attempts at a project. If you don’t follow the tech dues to the letter with resin it can sometimes go wrong, and we would not want to you have used your valuable ashes, or flowers to create something that then doesn’t turn out as you would like it to.
Ashes - Some people like to create resin keepsakes with the ashes of a loved one or favourite pet in them. Items like resin jewellery, dog tags, and special display items can all make great keepsakes.
There are lots of established resin artists out there who create items like these and have a proven track record with items like this going right, so please do some research and contact these artists directly if you would like someone else to create these items for you.
Flower keepsakes - If you have recently got married and would like to keep your beautiful bouquet of flowers as a keepsake for all time, then encapsulating them in resin can be a great way of doing this.
We do have a blog dedicated to working with epoxy resin and flowers, but once again, if you don’t feel comfortable working with your own invaluable flowers then please speak to a resin artists who creates these projects all the time and they will be able to create something special for you with your flowers.
Photo memories - Sometimes people wish to encapsulate photos in resin to keep them safe for the future. There are various frames you can create out of resin which you can encapsulate a photo in.
There are specific techniques to follow when encapsulating photos in resin, we don’t have a guide available for this at this time, so further research will need to be carried out before you begin a project like this.
By statues we’re not talking about a large statue that you would sit in your garden, but instead the smaller statues and figurines you see around homes.
There are lots of projects like this that the members of our Facebook Community Group create all the time, and they look amazing.
Here are a few ideas of what statues you can create from resin:
When it comes to creating statues with resin, you’re really only limited by the molds that are on offer, or that you can make yourself or have made for you.
When creating resin statues you will need to follow the instructions for thicker projects and create them in layers. This does take time, and a lot of effort, but the end results can be so worth it.
Many of the thicker projects like statues actually look really great if you add lights to them. Especially in the winter months when it is dark outside, resin statues with lights in can make a home look extremely cosy.
We do have a blog which explains more about putting lights into epoxy resin creations so please do read that if you’d like to learn more.
Resin when cured is an extremely lightweight material, this then makes great items like animal tags for collars as they won’t weigh the animals down.
You can get molds in the shapes of bones, hearts, rectangles and paw prints. They all come with a section in the mold that sticks up to form a space where a chain can go, so that you can easily attached them to an animal collar.
You can use lots of different colours to create bespoke tags, and you can also add resin stickers on them which you can seal in with a layer of clear resin over the top to add in the pets name.
Lots of people use epoxy resin to create ashtrays with holders in the side for cigarettes. Again these can be fully customisable so they can be great for an item to sell on.
If you do use resin to create ashtrays, and if you do sell them on, please do give the following guidance along with it:
Epoxy resin heat resistance after 21 days cure, is 200F or 93C. Please ensure that if you rest a cigarette int he ashtray it is supported and held away from resting on the bottom of the tray but the holders, and do not rest in the holders once the cigarette is getting towards the end of its life and the burnt section is getting too close to the holder. This will ensure the longevity of your resin ashtray.
Tea-Light Candle Holders:
The same guidance as above goes with resin tea light holders. They can be extremely beautiful and as the flame and heat source is usually kept away from the edges of the resin holder they usually make for great tea-light holders.
If the base of the holder does become hot, then this may becomes slightly flexible, but once cooled down again will harden up once more. Leave it on a flat surface so if it does become flexible, it hardens up straight again.
Again give any customers similar guidance as above so that there tea-light holder lasts for a long time.
Similar to the animal tags, epoxy resin makes for great jewellery pieces because it is very lightweight when cured - No saggy earlobes with resin earrings!
You can create so many different jewellery pieces and in your own unique style, or your customers:
Resin Earrings Hoops, studs, dangly ones the lot!
Resin Hair Clips.
Pretty much only your imagination will limit what jewellery can be created with Craft Resin. There are so many mold makers out there who can create bespoke molds for you, and you can even create your own. You can literally make anything!
People are craving bespoke creations these days, personalised and unique to them. Resin gives you the perfect medium in which to create bespoke items for people, whether that’s resin jewellery or resin coasters, you can completely personalise them to the persons tastes, colour scheme and to the seasons if you wish to.
So what are you waiting for, what are you going to create first?
If you would like to create with Craft Resin, purchase your kit from out website today:
You will need additional items to create with epoxy resin, you can find a list of the other items you’ll need in our equipment blog.
Team Craft Resin