Because I love finding new things, once my original resins were used up, I ordered from a couple of companies I haven’t tried yet.
First up was Super Clear Resin from the website Resin Obsession, a site where I learned tons about working with resin. While I was at it, I got a flower mold and a pack of toobies (and such great little things they turned out to be!).
toobies! for all your tubing needs
I’ve been happily crafting ever since. All the stuff I got works really well.
Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
The proprietary Resin Obsession resin is marketed as low-odor and low-bubbling, and it really, really is. You will not really notice the smell, and it’s perfectly okay to use in the room where you sleep (which is where I’m crafting).
Stirring another batch!
My introduction to resin came by way of the amazing artist Riusuke Fukahori, famous for his photorealistic goldfish (you’ve probably seen his work). He takes painting in layers to a new level. Seriously, look at that fish! That’s a level of craftsmanship few of us could ever hope to achieve.
These are painted, not live. Although he does keep live ones in the studio.
After watching a YouTube video of his work, I wanted to understand his technique, so I Googled the heck out of resin art.
I still haven’t tried painting like Fukahori, but I did discover jewelry resin, and started watching resin how-to videos obsessively. I learned tons from the artists I found online, and couldn’t wait to try it. But first, I did A LOT of work just reading and absorbing information.
For the sake of reference, here are some of my favorite resin how-to’s on YouTube: