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How to Make Resin Art

Reason art is a way people use to express their artistic side by making beautiful art, high priced and sometimes even priceless art. If you are interested in resin art you have come to the right place. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most asked questions about making resin art.

. what are the tools used for making resin art

. is making resin art expensive

 What are the tools used for making resin art 

 Thankfully making resins art isn’t very expensive and the tools can be bought in your local store, online, and many other places. These tools are so common that you probably have some lying somewhere in your house right now. You may not always use the same resin tools cuz different projects require different procedures, but here is a list of must-haves for whatever projects you are working on

. Butane blow torch

. Art resin 

. Gloves 

. Masking tape

. Plastic measuring cup.

. levels 

. Plastic spreader 

. Plastic stands 

. Alcohol

. Paper towel

. Plastic stir stick

. Dust covers 

 Notice how most of the tools are specified as plastic, that’s because resin doesn’t stick to plastic so it makes for easier cleanup.

How to make resin art 

To start, make sure your tools and equipment are clean, we don’t want impurities floating around in your resin. Preferably, with your alcohol and paper towel.

Almost all resin art generally follows the same basic pattern, make a mold, mix and pour your resin remove impurities, pop the bubbles, cover, and leave to dry. That’s the basic but different projects may have some additional steps.

The mold

You can buy custom-made mold that has already been manufactured for that specific project, and some even come with resin and mixture ratio. The other option is to do what most people do DIY. The type of project you are working on will determine what material you use for your mold. For example, in wood wall art the wood is carved out to form a design pattern becoming a mold. Another example is body sculptures, silicon is usually used to form the mold as it would give you an accurate 3d depiction.

The art resin 

Art resin comes in two parts one is the actual resin and the other a hardener. There are different types of art resin made for different specifications but they all find themselves somewhere in between these two

. Deep pour

This is usually used where large displacements are needed, they are thinner, cure slower, and have a higher mixing ratio.

. Surface pour

  Usually used as a coating for art as it is durable, it is thicker, has shorter curing time, and has a 1:1 mixing ratio.

Impurity and bubble removal

Remove any impurities before it cures then remove the bubbles using a butane torch. Resins have a high melting point so a torch would do the job very nicely.

After that, if you are satisfied with your results cover it with your dust cover till it cures.