We have noticed most of the artists we showcase are fans of epoxy resin. So we decided to explain to you a bit more of this amazing product, what uses can you give it and amazing DIYs you will love.
So what exactly is epoxy resin?
Epoxy resin in a simple way of saying it, is basically plastic. Although, don’t get confused, the plastic bags you normally use are not even close to epoxy resin. As said in Corrosionpedia, it refers to a type of reactive prepolymer and polymer containing groups. But, leaving scientific terms aside, epoxy resin reacts in different ways to heat, UV light or even air. This is what lets artists shape it or splash it on a canvas. It can be mixed with colored powders or liquid colorings, making it a really interesting material with many uses. Woodworkers, use it to “paste” or “fill” cracks in wood to make it resistant to use. Jewelers, create accessories and charms using this material. Even painters use it as an alternative to “normal” materials.
Fluid Resin Art
This type of painting is a combination of colors all merged together and different elements. The magic of this technique is that you can choose from a large options of canvas. Also, you can add as many “crazy” elements as you find. For example, Lily Ardor uses some broken plastic pebbles to give a 3D effect on her painting. Not only, this technique looks amazing, it is also really fun and easy to create! Check Lily’s blog for a great tutorial on how to do this great piece.
Epoxy Resin Jewelry
Another great use for epoxy resin is the creation of jewelry. This material gives the opportunity to create any desired shape with molds. Also, it is possible to add extra elements to it. You can create necklaces with dried plants, pieces of wood or as BluPrint blog shows, small pieces of colorful papers.
So, to start your amazing creation it is important to keep in mind the materials you will need. There are thousands of different resins out there, but we recommend you to read some reviews on the brands before purchasing. Some resins tend to create more bubbles or don’t dry completely, so it’s important to know these facts. In addition, you will need gloves, molds or canvases and finally depending on what resin you will use, a uv light or heat blower.
Don’t forget to watch some tutorials before getting started. Organize your ideas and keep in mind what you want to create. But, if you feel resin is not for you, check our blogs on Creativities and find your perfect material. Finally, don’t miss out on our social media and YouTube channel for more inspiration.