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I can't believe it! It's the end of April! The sun is out and I am back on my kick of finding and sharing things with you new ways and new techniques when it comes to crafting and my art. That's why when I started creating projects with UV resin more and more I just KNEW I had to share it with you!
What is UV Resin?
You might be asking yourself, OK but what is UV resin in the first place? What makes UV resin different from any other kind of resin is that it hardens or cures from UV rays. Also, unlike epoxy resin that comes in two parts, UV resin is in one bottle of resin and it does not start curing until you use a UV lamp or the UV rays from sunshine. Now, I wouldn’t go and use UV resin for BIG projects, but this is a perfect resin to create jewelry or other small projects that you have.
What you need to get started:
To get started creating your UV resin projects you don't need much. And you don't need glitter (but why wouldn't you want it?) Of course you are going to need resin. I LOVE this one from Counter Culture DIY. Not only is it amazing to use but you can get a discount with my code (LQCREATES), and you know I LOVE a discount!
UV Resin (LQCREATES to save)
silicone mat (I love the ones from mother tumbler)
UV Lamp (LQCREATES to save)
Glitter (LAURENQ15 or CRYSTALAC10 to save)
What to do with UV Resin?
When it comes to UV Resin the possibilities are ENDLESS! But here are a few of my favorites:
Fun crafts with your kids
and more... I recently used my UV resin on these dry erasers for my littles teachers and they are AMAZING!
Tips and Tricks
Let sit for a few minutes to level out and let bubbles rise to the top
Flash a lighter over the project to pop pesky bubbles.
I like to cure out on full sun.
If I am curing in full sun sometimes I will put a glass bowl over my project to amplify the sun rays.
Whichever way you use UV resin you end up using you can't go wrong! Make sure to share your creations, I love to see what you make!