Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft showing how to make alcohol ink resin knobs using EasyCast resin. Resin knobs are the perfect way to freshen up old furniture or make it match your room. This resin craft is great for beginners too!
Supplies Needed for Alcohol Ink Knobs:
- EasyCast Resin
- Half dome mold
- Alcohol Inks in various colors
- Mixing Cups, Stirring Sticks, Disposable Gloves
- Knob Hardware
- E6000 Glue
Step 1: Mix Resin
Begin by mixing the EasyCast resin according to the package directions. It’s super important to mix the resin correctly. 1 part resin and 1 part hardener, mixed for 2 full minutes. Then pour the resin into a separate cup and use a new stick to stir it for 1 more full minute.
Then pour some resin in each of the pockets of the half dome mold.
If you don’t know how much resin you will need for a project, fill the mold with water then pour the water into a measuring cup so you can see how many ounces of resin you will need for the project.
Step 2: Alcohol Ink
Now put drops of alcohol ink into the resin. Alternate colors and drop in about 12 drops of colors.
Finish off the alcohol inks with the metallic colors or white ink. Add a few drops of each and then set the resin mold aside to cure for 24-48 hours.
Step 3: Turn into Knobs
Now pop the resin knobs out of the mold for a fun reveal! If they didn’t turn out as expected…there are still things you can do.
Now use the E6000 Glue to adhere the knob hardware on the backside of the resin domes. I set them in an egg try to dry with the hardware sticking up. Repeat for all the knobs.
Let the glue cure for at least 4 hours…I let them sit overnight. Then they are ready to put into a dresser, cabinet or cupboard. Customize your resin knobs to match your decor colors.
I love the bright swirling colors of the alcohol inks, the way they freeze in time as they drip through the resin is the most wonderful surprise!
Don’t forget to save for later!
Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on her blog 5 days a week.