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Why is my epoxy not hardening?

There are numerous reasons why resin can cure improperly. If you found this page you were probably thinking… Why is my resin flexible? How long does resin take to dry? This article will help explain the main culprits for a tacky or improperly cured epoxy resin pour! Mix Ratio Each system is a two part epoxy meaning Part A & Part B are mixed to start a chemical reaction binding the two parts together. During this process heat is released which is called an exothermic reaction. It is very important...

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How to make Lip Stain and Cream Blush

How to make Lip Stain and Cream Blush   1 TBSP Almond Oil or Grape seed Oil 2 tsp of Beeswax 1/2 tsp. Pink or Red Mica Powder or any other color you like DIRECTIONS: You will need: A double boiler OR a pot with 2-3 inches water and a glass bowl, measuring cup, or container set inside A funnel to help pour hot liquid into tubes Measuring cup with a pour spout Place a measuring cup in the water. Add all 3 ingredients to glass cup and melt over medium heat. you can...

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Why should you make your own Makeup ?

Why should you make your own Makeup ? Here are some reasons you should: Cosmetics companies may use any ingredient or raw material, except for color additives and a few prohibited substances Some of the ingredients in beauty products aren’t that pretty. U.S. researchers report that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors. check The Dirty Dozen for more info about harmful chemicals used in cosmatics. The EWG (The Environmental Working...

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How to Mix Your Own Custom Paint

Short Video on How Simple it is to Mix your Own Custom Paint DIY Custom Paint video As many people have expressed a little bit of fear when it comes to dealing with powders in paint. It is truly noting to be afraid of, as every paint company out there does the same thing so that they can charge you more than double the price for custom paint! With our products, you can still use your favourite brands of paint (by buying their binder, blender,...

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How to Make Cold Process Soap

These instructions are intended for use with any basic cold process soap recipe such as the many available on this website, but one is listed to assist you through your first ever soap. Soap making is a time honoured occupation that goes back centuries. Techniques have changed a lot since the original methods, but the basics are the same – the combining of fats, oils and a caustic medium in the presence of water. Cold process soap is made by heating fats...

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how to make Embossing Paste

There are many ways to add dimension and interest to your handmade cards and scrapbooking pages. Embossing is a process that results in a raised surface. There are many ways to emboss a handmade card or scrapbook pages including heat embossing (the technique of adding embossing powders to a stamped image and heating these to create a glossy raised surface) and dry embossing (a process where an implement is rubbed over the back of a piece of paper which creates a raised surface on the front). Another...

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5 Reasons to Use Pigments Instead of Paints

With so many years of experience in the world of paint with pearl pigments and many other pigments, this is something you should know. One may ask, “How do I use Pigments instead of Paints? Can I make my own custom paint colors?” Well, that’s easy. Just simply stir your mixture of pigments into any medium you wish to apply. It’s as simple as adding some powder to a clear coat and stirring it in. Not any specific clear, either. ANY CLEAR medium that sticks to an...

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