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What liquid do you put in resin shakers?

When it comes to resin shakers, the type of liquid you use can make a big difference in the final result. But what liquid should you put in resin shakers to achieve the best outcome?

The most common liquids used to make resin shakers are shaker liquid or baby oil

Shaker liquid is a specially formulated liquid used in resin crafting to create beautiful shaker charms. It is designed to create a fluid consistency that allows for easy movement of glitter, sequins, or other decorative elements within the shaker. 

Baby oil is a popular choice for resin shakers as it is easily accessible and tends to be less expensive than shaker liquid. This makes it a convenient option for beginners.

When deciding between shaker liquid and baby oil for your resin shaker, consider the desired effect you want to achieve. The viscosity varies from one liquid to another, which will affect the result of your shaker. Viscosity defines a fluid's resistance to flow, so the higher the viscosity of a liquid, the thicker it is and the greater the resistance to flow. A liquid which has a higher viscosity may offer more control over the movement of the elements inside the shaker as opposed to a more fluid and free-flowing effect. Keeping this in mind, and depending on what you want to achieve, you may find that you prefer one liquid over the other.

Ultimately, the choice of liquid for your resin shaker is a personal preference. The best way to start is to experiment with both liquids and find what works best for you. Whether you choose shaker liquid or baby oil, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the creative process of resin crafting.

Additional resources

  • For more information on how to make resin shakers visit 'How do you make resin shakers?'. Includes a list of supplies needed to make resin shakers, along step by step instructions and video tutorials showing you how to make resin shakers. 
  • For silicone shaker molds click here.

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