Coloring Epoxy

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FrankH

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In responding in a thread by Mark James, I said
... I've now spent three days trying to make a Dive pen for my grand daughter (a very fitting pen). Without considering the potential for the tube to show through the Hot Pink Aquapearl blank, I just drilled the blank, glued in the tube and turned the blank Disaster! So I started over, painting a tube and the inside of the blank with pink acrylic paint. Next day: the tube would not fit into the blank so I drilled it out and glued it in with pink colored epoxy. I got carried away with adding paint to the epoxy so I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring. Sometime I learn from my mistakes.

I'm attaching a picture of the blank on my first try, and the finished pen after painting the tube, the inside of the blank,and the epoxy pink.
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Nice looking pen. You probably know this but on Amazon they sell a bunch of different Epoxy dyes. I use the System Three brand and it never seems to have any trouble. And one small bottle will probably last my life time as just a bit goes a long way.
 

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Nice looking pen. You probably know this but on Amazon they sell a bunch of different Epoxy dyes. I use the System Three brand and it never seems to have any trouble. And one small bottle will probably last my life time as just a bit goes a long way.
Tom ....
Thank you for sharing this information. . I did not know about the dyes for Epoxy. . Good to know about this option. . I assume that there is a variety of colored dyes available.
 
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Tom ....
Thank you for sharing this information. . I did not know about the dyes for Epoxy. . Good to know about this option. . I assume that there is a variety of colored dyes available.
There are Mal. Check out Amazon but typing in the search bar "Epoxy dyes". All kinds of colors and for different epoxies too. Glad I could help.
 

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Never tried it as I thought the acrylic being water based might not be compatible,with the epoxy but I think I’ll experiment as just got some epoxy dies to use with aluminite. Also some acrylics which were for another project but there’s some left .
 
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