Here is how Melissa from @fieryfordeepblue made a beautiful painting out of epoxy resin.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us @fieryfordeepblue!
These are the items we need to prepare:
- Platinum Clear Epoxy Resin
- Measuring cups
- Wooden mixing stick
- White Opaque Liquid Pigment
- Black Diamond pigments
- Heat gun
If this is your first time, let's start with a design in mind. Nothing wrong with having a template to follow. Try to mimic what we are making here.
Now that we have a design in mind, we can prepare the epoxy resin.
Measure your canvas and estimate of how much epoxy resin we may need to cover the canvas.
Here is a handy calculator tool to help you estimate: https://www.theepoxyresinstore.com/pages/epoxy-resin-calculator
Now that we know how much epoxy resin we will need, let's start mixing.
We start by mixing parts A & B of our Platinum Clear Epoxy resin. This is a 1:1 ratio epoxy resin. We mix equal parts of part A and part B here.
Slowly stir and scrape both the bottom and edges of the mixing cup for approximately 2-5 minutes, then we should be ready to move to the next step.
***Make sure there are no spots within the mixing cup that have not been scraped and mixed correctly.
Divide the epoxy mixture into different cups slowly.
Mix in your favorite Black Diamond Pigment colors for a nice shimmer effect. Mix thoroughly into the epoxy resin mixture. Again, mix slowly.
Mix our liquid pigments into an epoxy mixture. This will be great for creating a base coat color without a shimmery effect.
Apply a clear seal coat onto the wooden canvas. This is primarily to seal the base of the wooden canvas and to help the colored epoxy flow/spread onto the canvas.
Pour the colored epoxy resin mixtures in your own artistic way.
Apply a small amount of heat using a heat gun to further your design. Wave the heat gun approximately 4-8 inches away from the canvas. This can be used to release any bubbles, in addition to pushing the colors into each other.
Let it cure for 24 hours at 75F.
I hope this helped you think of ideas for your next project.
Here is the video demo.
Let us know what you would like to create below in the comments.
**If you made it this far down, We occasionally pick the best comment to win a giveaway. -hint-hint
We created a handy comparison guide to help understand the different properties of our epoxy resin. Just follow this link here https://www.theepoxyresinstore.com/blogs/news/what-epoxy-resin-is-best-for-my-project
https://www.theepoxyresinstore.com/ is an expert manufacturer of various epoxy resins that can be used for both craft projects and industrial applications. We also offer colors, pigments, glitter, and other additives for various epoxy resin projects.
The Epoxy Resin Store
Phone: (951) 677-0400
Address: 540 Crane St suite A Lake Elsinore, CA 92530