How to Make Resin Vases
If you're looking for your very first resin project, these resin vases are ideal! Add a pop of colour to your home no matter what time of year it is by adding different coloured inks to the resin mixture. You can create a rainbow of mini vases, perfect for housing decorative dried flowers.
Decorate further by adding hand lettering with paint pens to the front of each vase, or why not add illustrations?
Project and instructions by Becki Clark.
Warning: You will need to work in a well-ventilated area while working with resin. You will also need to wear a respirator mask and wear disposable gloves.
You will need
Decide what colour pots you are making and gather your different inks, I'm using a ochre, yellow and then mixing up two pinks using the white and red inks.
Mix up your resin according to the quantities guide in the box, stirring slowly and continuously until the mixture goes crystal clear and then add a drop of your ink in to make the resin coloured, mix again. Mixing the resin sufficiently is key to it setting.
You can experiment with making your own colours in the resin just as you would with mixing paints, just use a drop each of the colours and mix within the pot.
Once you're happy with the colours, pour the mixture into the moulds making sure the resin fills it right up to the top.
Top Tip: Make sure your mould is positioned on a flat surface to ensure the resin stays flat and level, so that your pot doesn't wobble.
Leave the resin mixture to set overnight.
Once the resin has set, carefully remove the vases from the mould and use a POSCA pen to add your lettering.
To get a decorative feel to your lettering , position each of the letters so that they sit at different levels, for example for the word 'Love', the 'L' sits lower, the 'o' higher, 'v' lower and 'e' higher, this will give movement to your wording.
Top Tip: Pause in between each letter, and take your time.
Your vase is then reasy to use, fill with dired flowers and display in pride of place in your home.