I recently got turned onto this idea by a friend who is also into crafts like epoxy. He told me that he had seen someone using eyeshadow in their epoxy, and I thought it was really interesting because I hadn’t thought about using something different than the normal pigments you usually use!
Can you use eyeshadow for resin?
Yes, you can use eyeshadow for resin. This is a great way to add lots of color and sparkle to your piece.
The first step is to mix the powder into water, making it into a gel. You can do this using an electric hand mixer or in a blender.
Once you have a smooth consistency, pour it into the mold with your epoxy and mix thoroughly before curing it in an oven set at 100 degrees Celsius for about one hour (or until cured).
Can I use eyeshadow instead of mica powder?
You can use eyeshadow in epoxy, but only if you grind it up and mix it with the resin. You have to crush the eyeshadow and add a few drops of water, then mix the powder with resin until it’s completely dissolved.
If you’re looking for something more permanent, there are colored resins that come premixed in a variety of hues. These are great for beginners because they’re easier to work with and give you more control over how much color gets added to your project.
How do you tint epoxy?
You can add mica powders to your epoxy to tint the color. However, this is not recommended as it’s very easy to overdo it and end up with an ugly finish.
Instead of using pigments, which are added after the epoxy has been mixed and allow you to control their level of opacity, powders are added as part of the resin during mixing. This results in a translucent color which will always be less intense than if you were using pigment separately on top of epoxy.
Can you make paint from eyeshadow?
If you’re looking to make paint out of eyeshadow, you might be wondering if it can be used as an alternative to mica powder. The short answer is yes! Eyeshadow can be used in resin and mixed with other pigments to create different colors.
It’s important that your eyeshadow is thoroughly crushed before adding it to the resin mixture. You’ll want a fine powder from the eyeshadow so there aren’t any chunks or large particles that don’t dissolve in the epoxy.
If there are any large pieces, they will sink down into the resin and stick out of your finished product—not very attractive! To crush up your eye shadow for use in making paint, try using a mortar and pestle or another heavy object like a hammer (or even a potato masher).
How do you mix eyeshadow with resin?
- Take the eyeshadow out of the case.
- Crumble it into a powder by hand or with an old coffee grinder. How much to use depends on the desired shade, but it’s usually about 1/3 or 2/3 of an eye shadow container full.
- Mix in with resin and stir until well distributed. You’ll be able to see what shade your mixture is right away! If it’s not dark enough for your liking, add more eye shadow powder until you’re happy with it; if too dark or too light, add less until you achieve a color that suits your needs best (you can always add more later). This step should take no longer than 5 minutes at most; don’t let yourself get distracted from this process because once mixed together properly like this there won’t be any way for air bubbles to form which could ruin our finished product if left unattended long enough
Can I put nail polish in resin?
No, you cannot put nail polish in resin.
Nail polish is not made to be used in resin. It is not UV resistant and can react with the resin if it’s not formulated to be used for this purpose.
What can you use in place of mica powder?
The most common alternative is pigment powder. This is a fine, dry substance that comes in a wide range of colors, and it can be used as eye shadow or to decorate objects in enamels (a type of glass). Pigment powders are available for purchase online and at art supply stores.
Other options include colored sand, glitter, nail polish, eye shadow, and watercolor paints. Acrylic paint can also be used; however it tends to be quite thick when applied directly onto the surface of the object being decorated – so if this is your chosen method you’ll have to thin down your acrylic with something else such as water before applying it onto your item(s). Chalk may also be an option if all else fails!
What is an alternative to mica?
For example, you might be able to use:
- Pigment powder
- Colored glitter
- Acrylic paint (this will give your epoxy a rainbow effect)
- Food coloring (it’s not recommended to use this on food contact surfaces)
- Tempera paint (tempera paints are water-based so they don’t work well with epoxy but they do make great glue-in fabric dyes)
Or try one of these other options:
- Powdered eyeshadow or chalk that’s been ground into a fine powder in a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle. You should start with about ½ teaspoon of pigment for every cup of resin; experiment with adding more if you want it darker. Make sure that no pigment gets into the container before stirring well!
So, yes you can use eyeshadow in epoxy. Make sure it’s a high-quality eyeshadow though because the lower quality ones will give you some unsatisfactory results.