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Have you ever wondered how to add color to resin like ICE Resin? I knew there had to be an easy way. You know me, I like easy projects!

A few weeks ago I made a video showing how to make faux enamel dots with ICE Resin. I colored the ICE Resin with Surfacez reinker and then I made them into droplets.

For this project, I colored the ICE Resin again with Surfacez reinker and poured it into my bezel. Then, a couple hours after pouring the ICE Reisn, when it was cured partially, I tilted the bezel vertically and added drops of Surfacez reinker in other colors, allowing the ink to blend with the ICE Resin as it slowly dripped downward. The result was this fun, colorful, artsy piece that looks like it was way more difficult to make than it was!

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The trick is to allow the ICE Resin to cure for a few hours before tilting – the resin is still liquid but moves much more slowly, giving you time to work with it and add color without making a big mess. Or you can always go the safer route to add color to resin – add it when you mix it and before you pout it into the bezel.

Check out this tutorial I made:

What would you create with ICE Resin and Surfacez? Leave me a comment telling me what you would create!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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11 thoughts on “How to Add Color to Resin – An Artsy Necklace Tutorial

  1. I would make some big statement rings. would love to try ice resin (I’ve used resin before but from another company and is not hard enough) thank you for the chance :)

    Posted on June 9, 2014 at 2:31 am
  2. I have thought about doing some colored bezels and love the effect of the blended colors. Another great project to share.

    Posted on June 9, 2014 at 12:35 pm
  3. I’d make cool embellies for greeting cards – thanks for the opp to win!

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 10:14 am
  4. I’ve never used this before but I’d like to make a brooch for myself!!

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 11:35 am
  5. I’ve been wanting to try making resin paper.

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm
  6. I absolutely love your necklace! I’m not sure what I would make but I’m leaning towards something to add to a leather cuff or small leather bag.

    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 7:42 pm
  7. I would like to make some bling to embellish my life! my sewing machine, my toaster… My toothbrush! :)

    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 7:55 pm
  8. I’d make a pretty pendant!

    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 8:21 pm
  9. Gorgeous necklace! Thanks for sharing this fun technique! :)

    Posted on June 12, 2014 at 4:02 am
  10. Definitely a piece of altered art jewelry – I’d love to try that!

    Posted on June 12, 2014 at 12:20 pm