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Vivid, rich and translucent - our Transparent Resin Tints will add a wide variety of intense translucent colour to your resin designs. With amazing transparency, these lightfast tints produce stunning stained glass style effects and must be pre-mixed with resin for use.
Transparent tints can be used in artworks to manipulate previous undertones - use them to create unique depth and layers. You can control the intensity of these colours by altering the amount of pigment added - add less for pale colours and more for intense translucency.
With a well bonded chemical structure, our transparent tints are more resistant to heat than other pigments which means you can happily manipulate these colours with a heat tool with minimal bubbling, blistering or separation.
Top tips for use:
- Stir first: these colours can separate from their binder. This is completely normal - it just needs a good mix up
- Use a cocktail stick: this will help ensure you do not add to much pigment to your resin. These transparent colours are super concentrated: less is more
- Use sparingly: the general rule of thumb is to use up to 2% by volume to your resin mix (1 part pigment to 50 parts resin mix). Any more than this and you will interfere with the resin ratio – resulting in your work curing with a tacky or flexible finish. We like to think about the amounts to use in terms of nuts & seeds... for 20mls resin you need a CHIA seed sized amount of pigment; for 40mls a SESAME SEED, for 100mls a PINE NUT; and for 250ml a SUNFLOWER SEED sized amount of pigment.
- Add to resin: these pigments do not work like traditional paints (and can't be used to paint with on paper or canvas) - they must be pre-mixed with resin
Please note - we fill all of our tubs by hand, and weigh every single one. Some pigments are more dense than others, which means some tubs will appear to have less pigment in than others, but rest assured each and every one has been weighed accurately.
Health & Safety:
- Resin8 Transparent Tints are not classed as toxic. However, they should not be ingested and they should be kept out of the reach of children
- We suggest wearing nitrile gloves, or using a barrier cream, while working with epoxy resin and we always advise against eating, drinking or smoking while working
- For more information on how to stay safe while working with resin please visit our Health & Safety page