There are many forms of art available. From photography to sculpture, each one has its own unique characteristics. In this newer form of art that has begun to emerge, epoxy resin and acrylic paints are used to create a shiny and colorful work of art that leaves many looking on in approval and incredibility. For there are truly beautiful pieces of art from furniture to canvas art to sculptures that are the product of resin art.
While this technique isn’t necessarily hard, it does take a lot of practice to get it right. It also requires a lot of tools and supplies that can become a bit costly. If you are dedicated and confident in your abilities to create some truly beautiful resin art then take the plunge and get these following supplies to begin your exploration into the world of resin.
- Epoxy resin
- Acrylic paint
- Silicone oil
- Mixing cups
- Mixing sticks
- Heat gun
Once you have all of these you can start. You first need to make a safe work surface to make sure that the epoxy resin doesn’t fall off and dry anywhere you wouldn’t want to. Then you can start. You start by making the epoxy resin by mixing the epoxy with a hardener. How much you need depends on how big your canvas is, and the same goes for the acrylic paint colors. Take the colors and mix them with the fully mixed epoxy resin into separate cups to create your colors which you will use to paint. Now take your base color, usually white or black, onto the whole canvas so that the lacing effect can take place when you add more colors on top. Finally, you can let your artistic expression show and start placing colors on the canvas. Art is subjective so there is no wrong way to place the colors. Although, keep in mind that this painting won’t be as precise as say painting with a paintbrush because you just pour the colors on top, and then use the heat gun to merge colors together and create those unique effects. From there you can use silicone oil to create more interesting effects that you may just have to experiment with. Once you let it dry, there you have your very own masterpiece.
Now that you know what it takes for you to do this at home, why not try it out? It is not only fun and challenging but it also allows you to express your creativity in new ways ending up with an amazing looking mural to place on your wall.