Have you ever wanted to make your own epoxy pen? Epoxy pens are easy to make and fun too. Making an epoxy pen is a great way to upcycle old writing instruments you no longer use or like. It’s also a fun and easy craft for kids!
In this article, I’m going to show you how to make your own epoxy pen without using a turner! We’ll go over the steps that are required for making an epoxy pen, as well as what kinds of materials you’ll need before getting started.
You will also learn why it’s important not just in terms of aesthetics but also durability that makes them so useful in everyday life
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What is needed to make epoxy pens?
Making epoxy pens requires very little in the way of supplies. You’ll need:
- Pen kits
- Epoxy resin
- Glitter (optional)
- Dye (optional)
- Wooden pen blanks
You’ll also need a few tools, which can be acquired from your local craft store or ordered online. We highly recommend investing in a turning lathe and turning tools as they make the process much easier. However, you can do without them if you wish.[/code]
How do you make epoxy resin pens?
- You’ll start by mixing the epoxy resin, exactly how it’s described on the package.
- Pour the resin into a mold, making sure to keep your whites white and your blacks black, or whatever color scheme you’re working with
- Sprinkle some glitter or gold on top for an extra touch of shine
- Now set a timer for 24 hours and wait for the resin to cure—and are you waiting? You’re waiting!
- Remove from molds and remove any marks or bumps from sanding
- Sand down any parts you want smooth (like the cigar portion of your pen) with medium grit sandpaper before polishing it off with sandpaper #600 or higher
- Apply a finishing touch such as a clear wax coat to give it that extra shine
How do you make an epoxy pen for a teacher?
First, you need to make an epoxy resin pen and then a teacher’s pen. You will need a pencil sharpener, a pencil topper, and a pencil holder.
The first thing that you need to do is make your epoxy resin pen and then the teacher’s pen. The second thing that you will do is mix the two parts of your epoxy resin together in a bowl so that they are mixed well.
Then take the two parts of the epoxy resin and put them into your mixing container so that they are mixed well. You can use your hands or utensils for this process but I prefer using my hands because they are easier to mix with than utensils.
Next, take one part of the mixture and pour it into one side of the bowl so that it is half full (you can use more if necessary).
Then take another part from another side and pour it into another side until all sides have been filled up equally with both parts being poured in at once (so each part should be about 1/2 cup).
How do you make a resin pencil pen?
- Mix resin according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Pour it into the mold and let it set.
- Sand the edges of your paperweight until it’s smooth enough to be a pen holder.
- Drill a hole in the bottom large enough for your pen to fit snugly into, and insert the pen (I used a drywall screw). Use epoxy or another adhesive to secure if necessary, allowing glue to cure for 24 hours before use.
How do you make a homemade pen?
You’ll need the following to make your own epoxy pen:
- Epoxy resin
- Pen kit (can be found online and at some craft stores)
- Pen blank
- Drill (optional)
How do you wrap an epoxy pen?
While there are plenty of ready-made pens out there, you can make your own epoxy-resin pen with a few simple tools. First, find a mold, turner, and pen blank that matches your style. Next, place the mold over the turner and slide the pen blank into the mold.
Then pour in enough epoxy to fill the space between the blank and the tube. Lastly, use a torch or other heat source to cure it overnight before removing it from its mold.
Before you start pouring epoxy into your molds, be sure to gather all your materials—you don’t want to get halfway through this process only to realize you’re missing something crucial! You’ll need a drill bit for drilling holes in blanks and tubes (though not if you’re using a pre-drilled kit), as well as an awl for poking air bubbles out of unfinished pens.
Epoxy resin is what bonds wood together with metal so that your creation has some stability; without it, these pens would simply fall apart when handled!
Use an aluminum heat source if necessary: If you don’t have access to an electric heating element such as a stovetop burner or hotplate (or just prefer not using electricity), then consider investing in some sort of aluminum heat sink that will allow even distribution across the entire surface area being heated up by whatever device is generating most of its warmth at one particular point on its underside rather than evenly throughout all parts being exposed directly above where most energy is being produced below.”
How do you make a glitter floating pen?
- You’ll need a couple of things to make your own: a pen, epoxy or resin, glitter and some plastic containers for mixing.
- Drill a hole in the center of the pen. Make sure that it’s long enough for the resin to fit through (but not so deep you hit the ink).
- Mix up the resin according to package directions and pour into the pen, topping off with more resin until it’s level with the top of your mold. Let dry, then pour out any excess liquid into your container.
- Once dry, pop out your pen by pushing it through from either end! The best part is that you can also use these pens as cute gifts!
How do you make a homemade lava pen?
Making a lava pen is pretty easy.
- Make your mixture. This can be achieved by mixing equal parts of baking powder and white toothpaste (it’s important to use a paste, not a gel). Try to get the consistency as even as possible without being too watery or too thick.
- Add some food coloring if desired; this is optional.
- Put it into an empty pen and you’re ready to go!
Here’s a summary of everything you learned in this blog:
- You have to work with epoxy resin and turner as quickly as possible.
- Silicone turns out to be a great choice for making molds, but you always have to add water release.
- Epoxy is not ideal for making pens without a turner. It sets within minutes of mixing, depending on the ratio of your mixture and the temperature of the room where you’re working.
- It’s better to make your pen using polyester resin because it takes longer to set (about 30 minutes) so it’s much easier to use without a turner.