Do you want to make a DIY epoxy resin pen? It’s easy with this tutorial! All you need is an old pen (or any other cylindrical object), and some clear epoxy resin. You can also add beads, glitter, or anything else that catches your fancy!
How Do You Make Epoxy Pens
Table of Contents
- How Do You Make Epoxy Pens
- How Do You Make Epoxy Glitter Pens
- How Do You Make Pens Out Of Resin Molds
- How Do You Make Your Own Diy Pens
- Can You Make Glitter Pens With Mod Podge
- What Do You Need For Glitter Pens
- What Pens Do You Use For Glitter Pens
- What Pens Write On Resin
- Can You Make A Diy Pen Out Of Resin
- How Do You Make Resin Cups
- Resin cups are made by using a unique molding process called the “pour and cap” method.
- How To Make Glitter Pens
Steps to make your own pens:
First, gather the materials needed for this project. You will need epoxy resin (we recommend Pro Marine Epoxy), a mixing cup, stirring sticks or stirrer, measuring spoons or cups that are meant for measurements of water is helpful when doing these projects, plastic squeeze bottles (optional depending on what you want to do with your pen), and an applicator like straws or paintbrushes.
If you will be using multiple colors in one container it’s also important to have some acetone handy so you can clean off any mistakes with the different color mixes before they dry!
One last thing to remember is gloves since epoxies can irritate skin with prolonged exposure. Gloves aren’t a requirement but it’s always good to have them on hand just in case.
Second, mix your epoxy resin as per the instructions that come with the package using only half of what they say to use for one batch. Add your catalyst and stir until everything is well mixed together.
Third, let this first mixture sit so you can see how long it takes before it starts getting tacky or sticky rather than wet looking from being too much liquid still leftover in the solution.
When you start noticing things sticking together when pressed gently together give it at least another hour before adding more coats to ensure proper curing time has been achieved since different types of resins will take differing times to cure depending on their temperature and thickness used during application.
Fourth, once you have waited for your first mixture to properly cure it’s time to add a second coat of epoxy resin over the top and let that dry overnight or until tacky/sticky no longer transfers from one side touching another when pressed together.
After this has been achieved then use whatever applicator you decided on (straws work well here) and pour some more epoxy mix into each container filling them about ¾ths full before doing anything else with it.
If using multiple bottles make sure they are all done at this point so everything is ready to go!
Fifth, get out your paintbrushes or other chosen applicators and start color mixing in small batches of colors at a time putting a few drops into a separate container before adding the color to your pens.
Once you have finished putting in all of your desired colors then add any other additives like glitter, metallic powder, or even coffee grounds if making an earthy style pen out of it! Add these things sparingly since too much will make the epoxy cloudy and not clear which isn’t good for writing with.
Sixth, once you are done mixing up everything together take some acetone on another paintbrush (or cotton swab) and start cleaning off any mistakes that happened while filling each individual bottle so they’ll be ready for sealing later on instead of trapping liquids inside when sealed shut initially during use.
Be sure to clean both sides equally because leaving one side dirty can ruin the whole pen once it has been sealed shut so be sure you do a good job on this step!
Finally, after everything is all cleaned off and dried for at least an hour give each of your bottles one more coat of epoxy resin over the top making sure to get into all of the cracks and crevices since that’s where most pens fail during use.
Let these dry overnight (or longer) before using them in case any mistakes happen like trapping liquids inside when sealing which will ruin anything placed inside of it if not noticed right away.
Be extra careful with this last layer because turning or rolling things upside down can still cause mixing together between layers if they aren’t properly cured by now thus ruining your final product until fixed later on.
How Do You Make Epoxy Glitter Pens
The glitter pens are easy to make and can be easily customized. First, you will need epoxy resin (liquid version), an empty pen of any color or size, a small amount of glitter in the color(s) that you desire for your pens, some stirrers (or chopsticks if they’re readily accessible like mine were) and something large enough to hold your epoxy while it sets.
How Do You Make Pens Out Of Resin Molds
Making pens out of epoxy resin molds is a fun way to see the process. To make your pen, you will need these supplies:
Screwdriver or drill bit with screw threading/drill head-Epoxy Resin kit (or polymer clay)-Pen caps-Bottle opener
If making markers instead of pens, you will need a ballpoint pen.
To start this project off, place the bottle opener in the resin to use as a mold. You can find out how deep of an impression it makes by filling up with water first and dropping something into it until it is where you want your final piece to be.
After this step has been achieved, you can mix the resin and liquid hardener together in a mixing cup.
Once it has been fully mixed, pour it over your mold with the bottle opener inside of it.
Wait 24 hours to remove from container and let dry for another 48-72 hours before using or touching them again.
How Do You Make Your Own Diy Pens
You will need:
- Epoxy resin kit (two components)
- Disposable gloves and mask, if you do not want to get epoxy on your skin or in your lungs.
Can You Make Glitter Pens With Mod Podge
Yes! Mod Podge is great for gluing glitter to surfaces, but it won’t hold up as a pen.
Mod Podge isn’t the same thing as epoxy resin. It has its place in DIY like adding sparkle to crafts and popsicle stick frames but it doesn’t have enough body or strength for an epoxy resin pen.
What Do You Need For Glitter Pens
- epoxy resin and glitter (optional)
- Glue, water, and a dropper for the epoxy resin. Glitter is optional, but if you want to use it make sure that it will not block up your pen or clog any part of the ballpoint mechanism.
What Pens Do You Use For Glitter Pens
Glitter pens are a great way to add a little sparkle and shine to your writing.
There is an almost endless selection of glitter pens on the market, but it can be really hard to find one that writes well, doesn’t get clogged up with glitter easily, stays in place for longer than five minutes without smudging or falling apart, and is also made from quality materials.
What Pens Write On Resin
Epoxy resin pens write on metal, glass, ceramic, and plastic.
Can You Make A Diy Pen Out Of Resin
Making DIY resin pens is an excellent way to make your own unique, personalized pen. You can choose the color and style of the pen you want but epoxy resin will come in handy for this project since it has many other advantages as well.
How Do You Make Resin Cups
Resin cups are made by using a unique molding process called the “pour and cap” method.
To make resin pens, first heat up one part of your epoxy resin until it is clear (about 50°C) then pour into any shape you like.
The original design can be an art object or something functional that you need.
Let the resin cool down then cap it with another part of epoxy resin that has been heated to about 30°C, so make sure they are blended well together.
After you pour them into a cup mold, wait for at least 24 hours before releasing the product out from the molds.
How To Make Glitter Pens
Epoxy resin pens are a fun and easy way to make your own customized writing tools. They also tend to be very durable, so they’re perfect for kids’ toys or just as something unique around the house that you can use every day without worrying about it breaking.
These DIY epoxy resin pens will last forever! Also known as “liquid sand” pens, you can make them in any color and add glitter to the resin for even more sparkle.