How To Make Fluid Resin Art

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$100
1 Hour
Medium

In this DIY tutorial I teach you everything I know about art resin and how I made my resin art.

Which resin to use and why?

How to color your resin?

The basics of resin for beginners!

Big NO NO's

and much more..

If you're new to resin you'll love this tutorial and if you're experienced I hope this inspires you.

To begin let's start with the resin basics.

Your resin could make or break your project. If you aren’t really familiar with resin here are some basics.

You’ll usually have a liquid hardener and the liquid resin. Your resin will not start hardening until you add your hardener to the resin liquid. If you don't combine the two liquids correctly it will not harden correctly as well. You also have to remember, there are a lot of different types of resin for different projects. Jewelry resin, table resin, art resin, casting resin etc.. Each of these different resins set differently ( time wise).

I love reading reviews on everything I buy and when it comes to resin I’d say I’ve read my fair share of reviews to know that casting resin (its’ cheaper) would not work for my art pour. Casting resin is made for creating jewelry and other knick knacks. It sets a lot quicker than Art Resin and will not give you enough time to create artwork like this. Even though casting resin might say it has a working time of 30 min (that’s what I read on the label) in most cases it’ll start setting in as little as 10 minutes (from the reviews I’ve read) So with all that in mind I knew I didn’t want to risk buying the casting resin if other folks have tried it and mentioned it sets so quick. 10 minutes isn’t even enough to mix your paints. You need to mix your resin for at last 3 minutes to start off with so it sets right anyways. ( If you're looking for good resin I talk way more in depth about the resin I used and where to get it on my blog ) - https://www.lilyardor.com/diy-resin-art/

If you're new to resin and are looking to create art from start to finish I would highly recommend visiting my blog as I've made a thorough video that really answers all the questions you might have but, if you're familiar with resin than here we go. I made sure my surface was level.

Than I divided my canvas in half and added white resin to once side and pale pink to the other. Following that I added a black line in the center and created bursts using my favorite method.

and for a pretty gold effect I added some crystals that I had made and added enamel gold paint around the crystals. I used my heat gun to spread the gold around a bit and that's it!!


Any questions? For the full tutorial visit my blog

https://www.lilyardor.com/diy-resin-art/

That's it! I hope this is inspiring.


There's my DIYs on my blog

www.lilyardor.com

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  • Amanda
    on Oct 21, 2019

    If I did this on my kitchen counters, would it hold up?

    • Cassie
      on Oct 21, 2019

      There are some great videos on YouTube. That show step by step instructions on how to do resin epoxy countertops. Some of videos are made by companies that do resin epoxy countertops, they also sell the kits for the DIYers...

      The resin epoxy countertops are very durable and will last a very long time. They will keep there beauty and luster for years to come. As long as you use your good ole coming sense. Don't put hot pots and pans directly on the countertops, without a heat barrier between the hot pot and countertop. Don't do any cutting or chopping food directly on the countertops without a cutting board then all should be good for many years.... I think the resin epoxy countertops are beautiful and great way to get that one of a kind fabulous look...

      I hope this info helps you, best wishes to you.

  • Zinthia Michel-Kee
    on Nov 6, 2019

    would craft resin work for pouring over a painted canvas?

  • Flipturn
    on May 30, 2020

    The cost of the project was listed as $100. How many pictures were completed for this amount?

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