CREATE RESIN ART
Let's look at how you can use resin for art with Just Resin. The art world today is enjoying the rise of resin crafting, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. For those who are new to this exciting medium, there are plenty of places to find inspiration, such as online or art galleries showcasing stunning pieces from talented artists. The resin art supplies you need can be found at Just Resin at reasonable prices and excellent quality. We take great pride in providing premium resin epoxy art products and information. For resin epoxy art novices to keep up with their peers, our starter kits offer everything they need to learn the basics of this fun hobby quickly. Professionals can utilise our resin resources to review the best methods of using our products, while you can learn how to make handmade pieces that will impress customers and friends. If you're looking for art resin ideas or simply want to experiment with different techniques using epoxy resin, we've got everything you need. From coloured pigments and glitter flakes to moulds and other accessories, we offer a wide range of supplies that will help bring your creative visions to life.
Making Resin Art With Just Resin
With information provided on our website, you can learn how to make your own resin art. Not only do we provide high-quality art resins, but we also offer tips on how to work with them. With our easy-to-use resin, you'll have everything you need to get started on your journey towards becoming an epoxy art expert. Not only is working with resin incredibly fun and rewarding, but it allows for endless creativity and experimentation with colours, textures, and shapes. If you're looking to create abstract pieces, castings or more realistic designs, there are countless art ideas waiting for you to explore at Just Resin. So why wait? Visit our socials or learn more about resin art from our blogs.
Our Best Resin Kits for Creating Resin Art
Best choices for creating art with resin, we suggest the following resin kits, DiamondCote, ArtCote, OceanCote and Art Resin. Each has their own characteristics which will assist in achieving different styles and effects.
DiamondCote is a Premium High Viscosity Epoxy Resin, designed for coating and creative applications. An easy to measure 1:1 ratio self-levelling product, with excellent air release properties, is UV Stable, low in VOC’s and in odour. You can use this product to add a diamond-like finish to your resin art project such as geode crystal inspired art, cheese boards, acrylic pours, alcohol ink pieces, mosaics, photographs, prints, timber surfaces, sculptures, and more.
DiamondCote can be used as a top coat on your artistic projects, and can also be tinted with Just Resin Pigment Pastes, Powders, Glitters and Inks. Heating/torching of clear coats is not necessary; however, heat can be applied should you wish. It has a work time of approx. 70 mins depending on conditions.
OceanCote is a very high viscosity resin (Thicker than our DiamondCote), designed for lacing & cell effects, with Resin Ocean Art and Seafoam Waves in mind!
It’s an easy to measure 1:1 ratio self-levelling product, with excellent air release properties, is high in gloss, UV Stable, low in VOC’s and in odour. Can be applied by pouring, brushing on, or with a roller to substrates such as Art Boards, MDF, acrylic sheet, concrete, metal, wood and more. Can be tinted with Just Resin Pigment Pastes, Powders, Glitters and Inks. It has a work time of up to 80 mins depending on conditions.
ArtCote is a high viscosity epoxy, designed for coating and creative applications in epoxy resin art. An easy to measure 1:1 ratio self-levelling product, with excellent air release properties, is UV Stable, low in VOC’s and in odour. This product has been designed to add a glossy finish to your resin artwork, acrylic resin pours, mosaics, art resin photographs, prints, timber resin art surfaces, resin wood art, epoxy resin sculptures, and more. Can be applied by pouring, brushing on, or with a roller to substrates such as Art Boards, MDF, acrylic sheet, concrete, metal, wood and more.
ArtCote can be used as a top coat on your artistic projects, and can also be tinted with Just Resin Pigment Pastes, Powders, Glitters and Inks. It has a work time of up to 60 mins depending on conditions.
Art Resin LV is a Low Viscosity Epoxy Resin also referred to as low viscosity resin, designed for creative applications.
It is a 2:1 ratio epoxy by volume, gives a High Gloss Finish, is Ultra Clear and UV Resistant, and is low in odour.
This product is ideal for ease of movement over substrate due to its low viscosity, Medium to large epoxy art projects, Multi layered epoxy art, Great effects and depth. Work time of approximately 40 mins.
For further assistance in selecting resin most suitable to your art project check out our project helper, or contact Just Resin art supplies for more assistance. If you are not sure about quantities for your art piece and need to calculate the resin required, don’t forget to use our resin calculator.
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Now Lets Make Art With Resin
You now know everything you need about choosing the best resin to make stunning resin art with Just Resin's art resins. Let's get started! One of the most popular ways to use art resin is to pour it over an art board to create a beautiful wall art piece. We're going to take a close look at how best to do it.
Create Beautiful Resin Wall Art
Resin art has become a popular and mesmerising form of art in recent years. With its glossy finish, vibrant colours, and endless possibilities, it's no surprise that more people are wanting to try their hand at creating resin art masterpieces. One of the most popular forms of resin art is resin wall art. This type of art allows you to create a beautiful wall piece, but also incorporate it into your home decor. Creating resin wall art may seem daunting at first, but with practice and patience, anyone can achieve stunning results. As well as showing you how to use resin for art, we will show you our tips and tricks for making awesome resin wall art. Epoxy art resin is an incredibly beautiful product that can be used for so many different crafts for the home. We will show you how to create resin wall art, the different techniques you can use to create your own beautiful epoxy art, as well as unique resin art ideas.
Resin Wall Art Supplies
You may be a first-time user of epoxy resin or you may be a seasoned pro looking for art ideas. Here is a basic informational guide on how to use our art resin and resin kits. You'll need several items to prepare yourself for pouring resin wall art after receiving your resin art kit.
Your resin wall art project requires the following supplies, tools, and materials:
Silicone Mat / Drop sheet
PPE - Mask & Safety Glasses if required, please read our SDS before use.
Paint roller or brush
Baby wipes or alcohol wipes
Heat gun and/or Butane Torch
Small cups or stands for the artwork to sit on
Now That You Have All Your Resin Wall Art Supplies Let’s Begin
Finding resin ideas can be challenging and confusing. It requires a lot of brainstorming, research, and trial and error. However, it can also be an exciting and rewarding experience. Exploring different techniques, materials, colours, and designs allows you to unleash your creativity and create unique resin pieces.
Here we look at a relatively simple way to make resin wall art.
Start by finding a flat even surface for all the resin art supplies, and lay down a Silicone Mat or drop sheet. If epoxy resin is wet, it will absorb into almost anything and dry hard; however, once cured, it simply peels off a Silicone Mat, making cleaning up a breeze. They really are a very handy reusable tool when working with art resin.
Place down small cups or stands to allow for the resin board or panel to sit on. We recommend four cups to be situated in a square pattern near the edges, without allowing any epoxy resin to come into contact with them. This will help with prolonging the life of the cups, so they can be reused over and over again.
Once you have placed the art board down, you can begin priming the board with gesso, spray paint or even your favourite-coloured paint.
Priming The Epoxy Resin Board
Why prime the resin board you might be asking? Most art boards are made up of MDF or Birch and will absorb the epoxy resin into the board, meaning you will use more resin. It’s also important to note that if you were to pour transparent or clear resin, you will see the raw art board beneath.
It is recommended to only prime the surface where you will be creating the resin board art (face and sides of the art board), although some people prefer to leave the sides raw too. If the resin board art will be installed in wet or humid conditions, you may need to prime all surfaces. A handy little trick is just before priming the art board or resin board, lightly spray some water or soapy water onto the surface and rub in by hand. This helps to stop any primer absorbing into the wood and to assist in giving a more even finish. Allow the primer to dry completely before pouring any art resin.
Using your spirit level, ensure the artboard is nice and level, this can be tricky at times, although it is a very important step to producing a beautiful piece of art. Your work will quite literally drip away if the artboard is not even.
It’s great to have a plan before you start mixing and pouring. This will help with colours to be mixed and amounts needed, please see our art resin calculator as this may help save some epoxy resin too.
Once you have your colours and a pattern in mind, place cups, mixing sticks and each colour onto the drop sheet or silicone mat. Use a Calibrated Mixing cup and make sure the cup is large enough for the total volume of Resin and Hardener. Always add the hardener first to the mixing container, and the reason for this is the hardener density is lower than the epoxy resin, so when adding the Resin to the Hardener, the resin will drop to the bottom of the mixing container and while that occurs the hardener will coat the resin and will help it not stick as much to the base and walls of the container, making mixing a lot easier. It is normal for the mixture to appear hazy when mixing, be sure to mix slowly and scrape the sides and bottom every 40 seconds or so. Continue mixing and scraping until the mixture is clear, uniform, and streak-free.
Begin Your Resin Board Pour
Now you can pour the clear mixed resin into the smaller mixing cups to await adding pigment. When using our Epoxy Pastes, Powders and inks make sure to mix the pastes and shake the inks before every use. Add a small amount and mix in until you achieve the desired colour and opacity.
Epoxy art can be created in a variety of ways, and one of the most popular is the wet two-layer method. With the wet two-layer, you can create a lot of depth in a single pouring session, and without having to wait for the first layer to cure before adding the second layer.
To achieve the wet two-layer method, you will need to pour a clear or a dark colour base first, making sure the coat is even and covering the complete surface. When using clear as your base, make sure when priming the board, it’s even and the right colour, as this will show in the end result. When priming the art board, it’s also a great time to draw or paint patterns that will add more to the depth of the final artwork.
Now you can add any other colours and patterns, the epoxy board can be tilted to move and blend the different colours, just be sure to return the epoxy board or panel to its original level position.
When using a heat gun to blend or move the different colours, we recommend to use a flat nozzle attachment and the setting to be at half heat, and medium to high fan speed. Keep the heat gun around 20cm away from the epoxy board, moving continuously, avoiding holding the heat gun in the same spot for more than a second to avoid scorching the art.
You will find some lacing/cells or sea foam will automatically start forming on your ocean resin board, this can be enhanced with a blow torch or heat gun, the trick is to heat the desired area and allow it to cool down and repeat. Remember to keep the heat gun moving, and not to leave it in one place too long.
For this application, the heat gun setting should be set at full heat, with a medium fan speed. If using a butane torch, sweeping movements should be made around 10cm away, never stopping. This can be repeated several times, allowing the resin to cool between cycles for around 2-3 mins. Please note if this technique is overdone and repeated too many times on your ocean resin board, the lacing/cells or sea foam will fade/wash out.
Keeping in mind that if you have chosen to use Metallic Pigments, they are prone to spreading very quickly and consuming a large area. You can choose to use them sparingly or as accents, or of course simply let them run free.
Curing Your Resin Wall Art
Once you are happy with the epoxy wall art, it’s time to allow it to cure. If you have a lot of air movement from a fan or wind if working outside, we recommend to cover the epoxy wall art piece to stop any dust falling onto the wet resin. Alternatively, the resin wall art can be moved to an area where dust and air movement is at a minimum, ensuring the surface it is placed on is well covered with a silicone mat and or drop sheet, and the resin board is level.
Clean up the work area, including any tools and equipment and surfaces with baby wipes or alcohol wipes.Any left-over mixed resin can be left in the cups and popped out the next day, and resin left to cure on the silicone mat to easily peel away later on. Get creative and use your Resin leftovers in cool castings using our Silicone Moulds.
Hopefully you have found this information useful in creating beautiful resin boards and resin wall art.
Let's Learn More About Resin Art
What is Resin Art?
Resin art is a unique form of artwork that combines the use of resin, also known as art resin or epoxy resin, with other materials like pigment pastes or powders and inks on wood art boards. This process results in stunning and detailed pieces of art that are one-of-a-kind. With endless possibilities for creativity, artists can experiment with various techniques to achieve different effects using this versatile material. Epoxy resin has a long shelf life and is perfect for creating sculptures or three-dimensional pieces that will last for years to come. Just Resin learn section is full of epoxy art ideas, step-by-step instructions, and resin art kits that can be purchased online to try your hand at this type of artwork. No matter if you're an experienced artist or just starting out, resin art offers a fun and exciting way to express yourself creatively.
Some Great Resin Art Ideas
Resin art is a popular medium of expression, offering endless possibilities for creativity. Using epoxy resin materials, artists can achieve various finishes and effects. This type of art is particularly favoured for its versatility, enabling individuals to discover their own signature style by experimenting with different methods and combinations. Art resin gives you the freedom to explore a wide range of surfaces such as canvas, wood, metal and more - perfect for unleashing your imagination. To get inspired, take a look at the awesome DIY resin projects below.
Resin art coasters – These make for great gifts and home decor pieces. Start with a blank wooden or acrylic coaster, create different colour layers using epoxy resin, and top it off with some glitter or gems to finish it off.
Geode clock – Create an amazing geode-style timepiece out of coloured epoxy resins and gold flakes. Place the resin mix in moulds to form a shape like a geode before adding the clock hands on top.
Wall panels – Make striking geometric designs that your guests won't soon forget by creating customised wall panels with epoxy resin mixed with pigment powder or glitter.
Ocean tables – For something truly unique, why not try making an ocean table inspired by nature? Mix several colours of blues and greens to represent the depths of the sea before topping it all off with decorative rocks for added realism. As bonus points, use sanded down stone chips suspended underneath the surface for bioluminescent effects when lit up from behind - wow.
Aquariums – If you're looking for more than just homemade sculptures then have fun experimenting with crafting custom aquariums complete with live fish. This project is absolutely stunning.
Jewellery – Get creative and make your own jewellery with epoxy resin. Use moulds to shape the pieces before adding embellishments such as gems, glitter or paint for a unique piece of jewellery that nobody else has.
How To Use Resin For Art?
To create resin epoxy art, you'll need to start with a high-quality art resin like Just Resin's beginner kit, which includes everything you need to get started. The process is relatively straightforward:
First off, choose the resin project you’d like to complete.
Check out our blog for some great tutorials and inspiration.
When gathering tools and equipment before beginning your project, read the Just Resin kit instructions carefully. This will ensure you have all materials for the desired outcome (observing curing time is essential).
Now it's time to prepare your workspace – an area free from dust particles where air circulation is good so fumes are evacuated away from breathing areas.
Once ready, start pouring resin into separate cups or containers, stir them up with a mixing stick and then add pigments of your choice until they reach preferred tones (the number of drops will vary depending on the colour options).
After that simply pour mixtures onto required areas ensuring it's evened out at each step. And don't forget - if you'd like to make something unique, adding items such as glitter or sequins can also give an extra sparkle to any design.
How To Do Resin Art And Crafts?
When it comes to creating stunning epoxy art, having the right supplies on hand is essential for success. Whatever your skill level is, you can find everything you need at Just Resin to create beautiful works of art that will last a lifetime. Our resin kits are perfect for those who are just getting started and include all of the necessary components to get your project off the ground. Alternatively, if you prefer more customisation in your projects, we offer individual items such as high-quality resin, liquid inks, and pigment pastes separately. Regardless of which option you choose, make sure to use quality materials that will produce flawless results every time. At Just Resin, our wide range of products caters to everyone from novices trying their hand at this unique craft form up through seasoned professionals seeking inspiration for their next masterpiece. From mixing cups and stirring sticks to gloves and non-stick work mats - we have everything needed so that nothing holds back your artistic creativity.
Not Sure Where To Buy Supplies For Resin Art Australia?
If you're an artist who loves to experiment with art resin, then you'll agree that finding high-quality epoxy resin is vital. But where do you go when you're not sure where to buy epoxy resin in Australia? Just Resin Australia has everything a DIY resin wall artist needs for their next project. They offer a wide range of products including bulk resin, perfect for your next big workshop, clear casting resin or coloured pigments and powders. Their online store makes it easy to find all the resin art supplies needed for your next art piece. Not only can you get everything you need online, you have an option to join the rewards program that allows frequent buyers to redeem vouchers for more supplies, making it easier than ever to keep creating unique and beautiful pieces using epoxy resin art ideas. So why wait? Head over to Just Resin Australia today and start exploring the world of resin crafts.
Want To See More Resin Art Ideas?
Looking for more resin art ideas? Look no further than our learn more section. At Just Resin, we offer a wide variety of DIY resin art projects that are sure to inspire your creativity. Art resin is an incredibly versatile material that can be used in countless unique ways to create stunning designs and eye-catching pieces. So if you're looking to make jewellery, home decor, or custom artwork, our tutorials provide great instructions that are both useful and enjoyable. We also offer helpful tips on how to prepare the surface area for your epoxy art ideas as well as safety precautions during the application process so you can stay safe while crafting. With Just Resin's guidance, there's no limit to what you can create with this amazing material.
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