After the Waterjet Channel’s less-than-perfect attempt to preserve a whole pizza in resin, maker Peter Brown thought he might be able to do better given his extensive experience with casting. It took a lot of pre-work, but the finished piece is the perfect pizza serving tray.
We’ve been enjoying North of the Border’s creative sculptures and sassy narration for a while now. Adam’s polymer clay and resin sculpt imagines a giant space monster that has gotten its tentacles around Earth and is ready to gulp us all down like a giant jawbreaker covered with ants.
Tables with glass tops can be fragile and difficult to transport. But what if the glass was pre-broken? That’s what Homemade Modern did when he made this side table by mixing cracked glass with epoxy resin and pouring them into a custom silicone mold. This approach means he could crank out multiple tables if he wants.
We’ve seen how colored pencils can be turned into some cool objects, and here’s another one for the collection. Sit back and enjoy as artist Andy Phillip takes hundreds of the pencils, bathes them in resin, and then turns them on his lathe to form a colorful torus. We rather enjoyed watching those resin threads go flying.
Artist WUZU Clay built this miniature scene inspired by the blocky world of Minecraft. They made the underwater ocean temple by cutting and sculpting precise squares of polymer clay, layering them, and then submerging the structure in clear resin. The level of detail in the characters and plants is truly impressive.
We wish real-life currency looked like Rupees from the Legend of Zelda games. Artist Squowks shows how they made a set of the colorful gemstones by pouring UV-cured resin into faceted molds they made from sheets of plastic. If you’re not feeling up to the DIY challenge, you can find similar sets for purchase on Etsy.
With enough skill and epoxy resin, you can make a guitar out of just about anything. Maker Noe Hervas shows off a colorful electric guitar he built by cutting a custom wood mold, filling it with stacks of guitar picks bathed in clear resin. At least he saved one pick to play it with.
Lazer Lizard Designs makes these unique drink coasters inspired by honey bees and their hives. Each coaster is crafted from laser-cut wood filled with a smooth epoxy resin that looks like honey. The price shown here is for a set of four with a matching holder, but they also sell them in other quantities.
Artist Thalasso hobbyer makes amazing dioramas, often with undersea creatures as their subject. This gnarly sea monster was inspired by a fellow artist’s illustration of a nightmarish vision. They sculpted the beast from wire and clay, surrounded it with tiny sharks, fish, and a diver, then submerged them in ocean blue resin.
Moon Key’s unique wrist rest not only improves ergonomics while typing, but it’s also a beautiful work of art. Crafted from rosewood and resin and handpainted beneath a glossy coating, it features a peaceful scene of koi fish swimming in an imaginary pond. Available in 40%, 60%, 65%, TKL, and Full-size keyboard widths.
Kids today probably don’t even know what a CD or DVD is, but for a while, these were the best way to deliver music, movies, and games. Maker Nick Zammeti took advantage of the mirrored, prismatic discs, attaching hundreds of the shiny shards to a resin guitar body. It took a couple of tries, but the finished design came out great.
Minibricks is a master at model making. For their latest project, the created an incredible diorama featuring a tentacled sea beast swimming through an pool of clear resin. The piece, titled SUBNAUTICA conjures memories of The Shape of Water and Creature from the Black Lagoon.
KBDfans sells this unique 60% keyboard which features a beautiful case made by swirling together shades of resin. It comes in six color combinations and includes OSA Mustard keycaps. Its translucent case material allows internal lighting to shine through. Available with a wide variety of premium mechanical switches.
Mixing objects in resin holds them together so they can be worked like a block of wood. Preston Miller shows how he took a pound of Peet’s coffee beans, soaked them in epoxy resin, and then turned the block into a truly unique coffee mug. If you like how it turned out, he’s selling them on his Etsy store.
Add a splash of color to your desktop while improving ergonomics with these marbled resin wrist rests from IDOBAO. They’re shaped for maximum comfort and an optimal 6º typing angle and have rubber feet to prevent slipping. Available in purple, blue, black, or clear. Shipping starts 2.2022.
Artist Ray Whitby shows how he created a unique cylindrical jigsaw puzzle. He first designed and 3D printed the pieces using wood PLA filament, sealed them with superglue, and filled them with blue resin. He then attached the pieces and turned them on a lathe. Using latex to protect the pieces from excess resin was key.
Got some scratched-up vinyl records you don’t care about anymore? Maker Nick Zammeti saturated a stack of old 45s in resin, then shaved them down on a lathe in an attempt to create a layered bowl. The project was not without its challenges, but Nick came up with a creative use for the bits he was able to salvage.
We’ve seen artists create miniature and LEGO versions of The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Now watch as Minibricks crafts an incredible 3D rendition of Hokusai’s iconic Japanese illustration by sculpting foam blocks, then coating them with blue and white resins. The 3D-printed boats are even filled with tiny passengers.
Artist Jerry Lo of WosinCraft makes these uniquely beautiful keyboard wrist rests from resin, colorful pigments, and wood. Designs include soothing scenes of mountains, galaxies, ocean waves, and other dreamlike places. The transparent areas allow lighting to shine through from edge-lit keyboards for even more impact.
4THECRAFT is an expert at making dioramas sealed inside of clear resin. In this video, they walk us through the process of creating a scene of a meteor crashing into a building, combining 3D printing, hand-painting, and model-making techniques to create an awe-inspiring visual. The lighting inside the fireball really brings it to life.
Scotland’s Wildflower Designs makes these unique coasters with tree-like patterns by applying high-voltage electricity to oak wood. They fill the one-of-a-kind patterns with colored resin then finish them with butcher’s block oil. They also make cutting boards and tabletops using the technique.
A few years back, maker Peter Brown created a set of coasters that he cast from bubble wrap. He’s decided to revisit the project now that he’s got more experience with resin, and the new ones look even more frustratingly realistic than the originals – at least before he added the colored resin.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa by ukiyo-e artist Hokusai is one of the most iconic works of art of all time. In this video, artist Jade shows us how created a miniature 3-dimensional version of the image inside of a block of resin. We amazed by those tiny boats they made from wooden bowls.
As we’ve seen before, Peter Brown is a fan of making things out of resin. He recently had a dream about making a resin drill bit and decided to see if he could create that and some other tools and hardware out of clear epoxy resin. They might look cool, but they’re not exactly practical.
Need a place to keep your spare change, keys, or other small items? These resin spaceman storage bowls are a playful and useful addition for your tabletop or shelf. Each one features an astronaut perched atop a partial asteroid, the ideal spot for storing little doo-dads. It measures 19″ x 19″ x 25″, so it’s bigger than it looks.