How to Use Alcohol Pigment in Resin

How to Use Alcohol Pigment in Resin


Alcohol pigment is a versatile and vibrant colouring medium that can be used to enhance your resin art projects. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced resin artist, incorporating alcohol pigment into your resin creations can add depth, dimension, and a stunning array of colours.

Materials You'll Need

Step-by-Step Guide

Follow these simple steps to use alcohol pigment in your resin projects:

  1. Mixing Resin: Begin by measuring equal amounts of epoxy resin and hardener according to the manufacturer's instructions. Mix them thoroughly in a clean measuring cup.
  2. Adding Alcohol Pigment: Start by adding a small amount of alcohol pigment to your resin mixture. You can experiment with different colors and ratios to achieve the desired shade. Remember, a little goes a long way, so start with a small amount and gradually add more as needed.
  3. Stirring: Use a stir stick to thoroughly mix the alcohol pigment into the resin. Stir gently but thoroughly to avoid introducing air bubbles into the mixture.
  4. Pouring Resin: Once your resin is properly mixed, pour it into your chosen silicone molds. You can create unique designs and patterns by layering different colors of resin and manipulating them with a stir stick or toothpick.
  5. Manipulating the Colors: To create marbled effects or blend the colors, use a toothpick or stir stick to gently swirl and mix the pigments together. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in muddied colors.
  6. Removing Air Bubbles: After pouring the resin, use a heat gun or torch to remove any air bubbles that may have formed on the surface. Pass the heat gun or torch over the resin in a sweeping motion, keeping it at a safe distance to avoid scorching or burning the resin.
  7. Curing: Allow the resin to cure according to the manufacturer's instructions. This usually takes around 24 hours, but it may vary depending on the brand of epoxy resin you are using.
  8. Demolding: Once the resin is fully cured, gently flex the silicone mold to release the hardened resin pieces. If necessary, you can use a mold release spray or a small amount of dish soap to help with demolding.

Tips and Tricks

  • Experiment with different alcohol pigment colors to create unique and eye-catching designs.
  • Use a toothpick or small brush to add intricate details or highlights to your resin art.
  • Remember to wear disposable gloves to protect your hands from any potential skin irritation.
  • Work in a well-ventilated area or use a respirator mask to avoid inhaling resin fumes.
  • Clean your tools and measuring cups immediately after use to prevent the resin from hardening and becoming difficult to remove.


Using alcohol pigments in resin art provides endless possibilities for creating beautiful and unique pieces. With a little practice and experimentation, you can elevate your resin art to new levels by incorporating these vibrant colors. So, go ahead and let your creativity flow with alcohol pigments and resin!

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