DIY your unique resin pen
Epoxy resin ballpoint pens are easily made with the right silicone mold.
As always, you can decide for yourself which colors and effects you want to cast - with JDiction you can live out your creativity.
In this post we will show you how to make synthetic resin pens and what you need for them!
- JDiction Epoxy Resin (1:1 Mix Ratio)
- JDiction Resin Colorant
- Measuring cups
- Mixing cup
- Stir bars
- Scattered decorations, glitter, dried flowers, etc.
- Silicone mold for ballpoint pens
- Ballpoint pen refill with lid
Pour epoxy resin ballpoint pen - This is how it works:
Have all the materials ready. Note that we recommend for your materials and workspace to be between 72-85°F.
Step 1: Put on the disposable gloves and mix our EPODEX PRO system according to the instructions in a ratio of 1: 1 by volume. Stir well until no more streaks can be seen.
Step 2: Place the ballpoint pen refill with the lid in the silicone mold. It is important that the lid stays on, otherwise the pen would no longer write.
Step 3: Pour the clear epoxy resin into the silicone mold and add glitter, drop-in pigments, dried flowers, etc. as you wish, using tweezers to insert them.
Step 4: Take the pens out of the mold after 24 hours. But check beforehand whether the resin is really already completely hardened, otherwise it can still deform during molding.
Step 5: After molding, expose the writing tip of the ballpoint pen with an awl. Then sanded and polished so that it is not too sharp-edged.
Step 6: With transparent castings, the use of silicone molds can lead to streaks on the edge.