Making Ocean Art Lacing and Cells In Resin
Creating beautiful ocean artworks with resin can be as easy as letting your imagination run wild! Let's check out how to create resin lacing and resin cells for ocean artworks.
Resin Lacing and Cells for Ocean Art
Creating beautiful ocean art with resin is a fun and therapeutic activity. It's easy to get started, all you need is a blank canvas, some resin mix, Titanium White Epoxy paste and your choice of decorations. There are many different ways to incorporate the ocean into your art piece such as adding shells or sand or even small pieces of driftwood collected from the beach. Whatever unique elements you decide to include will become part of the story behind your masterpiece. Once you have settled on what design will make up your creation, it is time to start mixing and pouring out the resin mix onto the canvas in whichever pattern that suits you best. You may also consider playing around with different types of Inks or Epoxy Pastes to colourise your creation even more!
One of the most popular ways to make ocean art with resin is to pour it over an object or image of your choice. It could be a photograph, shells, sand, rocks and more – any material you can think of can be used for this technique. When poured over a flat surface such as glass or wood panelling, the resin creates a colourful and glossy finish that will last for years. Depending on what type of material you use beneath the resin layer, your artwork will have various depths and textures that will create endless visual interest in your artwork!
For something truly unique, try combining several objects that represent different aspects of the ocean like seahorses and starfish against blue-green swirling currents made from coloured pigment mixed into epoxy before it sets. Or go even further by adding glittery bits suspended in between two separate layers - these effects are especially stunning when natural light hits them during certain times in the day!
Don't forget 3-dimensional objects too; sculpture pieces embedded within clear tinted waves bring a fascinating tactile element to your piece. Resin also pours easily around small shells allowing them to stick out slightly from under its thick layer giving off amazing detail and shine whenever light reflects onto it!
Let your creative juices flow when it comes to creating beautiful ocean artworks with resin - just let your imagination run wild! Keep reading and let's explore the different ways you can create ocean art.
What is the best way to get lacing and cells in resin?
There's more to resin art than just pouring and curing it to a flawless, glass-like finish. Resin flow art can be... but it can also be so much more!
Lacing and cells are just two of the many effects you can achieve. These are beautiful techniques, especially in ocean art, and you can learn how to do them here. The key to achieving lacing and cells is all in the product. You need a high-quality, slow-curing epoxy resin that won't set too quickly, giving you time to work with it and create your desired effects.
Understand Resin Flow Art
To get lacing and cells, you need to understand the basics of resin flow art.
The first step to creating lacing and cells in resin is to understand the curing process. When you’re working with resin, it starts as a liquid form and then cures into a solid piece of art. This curing usually takes about 24 hours, but this time can vary depending on the type of resin and ambient temperature.
Achieve Basic Lacing Or Cells In Your Resin
The first step in creating a resin ocean art masterpiece is to apply a thin layer of clear resin to the art board or panel, which can be tinted or coloured to your liking. However, this layer must still be in a liquid state when you are applying a thin line of mixed resin with Titanium White Epoxy paste. Titanium White Epoxy paste has been specially designed to produce excellent lacing and cells.
Heat The Resin Mix With Moving Air
You will then apply heat with a heat gun or hair dryer that has been set to medium heat and full fan, make sure not to sit the heat gun in one spot and always have the heat gun moving so the white paste will not scorch and turn yellow.
Using the heat and fast moving air to heat the resin mix and allowing the resin to flow very easy, the Titanium White resin will move across the lower wet layer and thin out, you will notice the white resin mix will start to go semi translucent as the white paste line flows across the substrate.
Let The Resin Cool And Set
If you were to stop here and allow the resin to cool and set, you may produce lacing depending on how thin and translucent you achieved in the previous step. Once you have achieved the desired lacing effect, allow the resin to cool and set.
Pro Tip! By applying a heat torch after allowing the resin to cool for 3-5 minutes, you can heavily enhance the lacing. To do this, lightly apply the blow torch over the now translucent white resin layer in a sweeping or circular motion making sure to not to scorch the resin. By heating the area and then allowing to cool down the lacing effect is heavily enhanced this process can be repeated making sure to allow the resin to cool down in between.
Having learned all about the best way to get resin lacing and the best way to make cells in resin for ocean art, you can now shop online at Just Resin for all your resin arts and crafts supplies. We have a high-quality range of ocean art colours including titanium white pigment paste, ideal for the perfect sea cell themed artwork.