The easiest way to do this is with a silicone measuring cup because it’s super easy to clean out once the resin has cured, plus it’s reusable. However, I also like to use disposable cups. You can use a disposable cup as a measuring cup like this: Dump in an amount of water—say, a ½ cup—and mark where it hits. Then dump in another ½ cup and mark where that hits. Dump out the water. You now know where to pour to get equal amounts of your two-part epoxy resin, and it’s already in the cup ready to stir. Less cleanup!
Once I’d poured equal parts of the two-part resin into the cup, I stirred thoroughly with a disposable stirrer. Then I added alcohol ink and mica dye powders to get my desired colors. For one set of planters, I used black alcohol ink and some green mica dye powders. For the other, I used black and silver mica dye powders.These mica dye powders have a beautiful shimmer to them and color the epoxy very well. They are messy, though, so make sure to immediately shut the bag when you’re done working with each color. Feel free to mix and match until you get a color you like and remember that a little goes a long way. You can always add more.
Hey everyone! This is Lindi, from Love Create Celebrate. I’m excited to be back sharing another great DIY project. Ever since I made my first concrete project, I have LOVED working with it. I often use a product that sets in less than an hour, making the concrete process so rewarding right away! (read: I’m too impatient to wait… lol). Hope you like these concrete and resin planters!For this project, I started by making two concrete planters that were different sizes. I used this tutorial to make them in less than an hour. If you had two vases or cups that were the same size on the bottom those would work too – the shorter one will act as the base for the planter.
Once its mixed, put a small amount in the bottom of your container, then place your larger concrete planter inside (you will make a mold of this). Add your EasyMold Rubber mix around the edges, epoxy resin manufacturers top and inside of the piece, until it is completely covered. I put a lot of my mixture inside of the planter because I wanted to make sure it was weighted down. Let it set according to the directions on the box.Once the mold is set, use an x-acto knife to cut the top and bottom of the mold apart. I also used the knife to cut off the top edges so that I had space to pour my resin afterwards.