In order to create impressive art, you need some resin art supplies. With the following list we want to give you an overview of the supplies you need, so that you can create your own stunning resin painting as soon as possible and at a reasonable price.





What is Resin?

The definition of resin means synthetic resin, also called epoxy. Epoxy is a polymer compound with two components: First the resin and then the hardener. If these two components are mixed together in the correct ratio, the castable resin mixture is formed, which hardens after a certain time. Epoxy resin is incredibly versatile. In addition to art for paintings, jewelry and sculptures, resin is also widely used in model making, kitchen countertops and flooring.



What is Resin Art?

Resin Art therefore means nothing other than art made of resin in all its forms: This may be paintings made of cast synthetic resin, special moulds or the creation of geodes.



Resin Art course for your Start into Resin Pour Painting

Resin Art for Beginners online course

  • Create A Beautiful and unique Art Disk using Resin, Alcohol Inks, and other mixed media of your choice.
  • A desire to learn and a little bit of time to practice these techniques
  • Mix Resin with confidence
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In this course Students will learn to Mix Resin and play with other mixed media to create a one of a kind resin Art piece. We will learn about mixing resin and adding pigments such as inks, acrylics, and more. Mix and choose your own color combinations. Instructor Kellie Chasse will walk you through the process from beginning to end.


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Which resin art supplies do I need for casting with epoxy resin?

For the resin technique you will need additional resin art supplies in addition to the actual resin depending on the desired technique. We have started to search for you so that we can compile a list with the most important products.





Resin Types: Professional Art Resin / Epoxy Resin

The main component for your artwork is of course the epoxy itself. The professional and high-quality products are characterized by a good UV resistance and are usually developed exactly for a defined and specific application. So if you want your resin painting to look just as good ten years from now, we recommend you use high quality resin.


FGCI Super Clear Epoxy TableTop Resin
FGCI Super Clear Epoxy TableTop Resin*
  • Super clear Epoxy Resin for coating and Resin Art
  • Formulated for River Tables, Resin Art, Resin jewelry and Countertops for hard surfaces
  • Highest UV resistance, low VOC's and solvent free, made in the U.S.
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ART RESIN Epoxy Resin Starter Kit, 16 oz
  • No VOCs. Without BPA. No fumes. Non-flammable food safe, non-toxic
  • UV- and HALS-stabilised for unrivalled protection without yellowing
  • Easy to use: 1:1 mixing ratio; approx. 473 ml lid. 4 m²
  • High-gloss, self-levelling clear coat formulation especially for art. Manufactured in the USA.
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Epoxy Resin Crystal Clear 64 oz Kit
Epox-It 80 is a multi-purpose high gloss clear epoxy resin. It has an easy 1:1 mix ratio by volume. IT has integrated a yellowing protection. It is odourless and very pleasant to use.  View on Amazon




Low Cost Resin and Resin Alternatives

The inexpensive resin is particularly recommended for the start and for testing purposes, since the acquisition costs are clearly lower here than for the professional art resin. So you can try different techniques without remorse and gain your first experiences.

FGCI SuperClear highest UV-resistance Epoxy, 2 Gallon
  • Super clear Table Top Epoxy for Wood
  • Formulated for River Tables, Bar Tops and Countertops for hard surfaces
  • Highest UV resistance, low VOC's and solvent free
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Colour pigments and liquid colours

Resin can be coloured with various colors and color pigments. Not all colours are suitable for resin, as water-based products won’t work with epoxy. You should also make sure that you do not add too much colour to the resign, otherwise it will quickly become tough and can no longer be processed optimally. We have compiled a list of colours suitable for synthetic resin.


Liquid pigments


ResinTint - Liquid Pigment - 10 Pack
  • Premium colorants made specifically for use with ArtResin epoxy resin.
  • Non-toxic when used as directed. Non-flammable when torched in resin.
  • 24 brilliant colours, each bottle contains 25 ml / 0.85 fl oz.
  • Tint epoxy resin to create flow art paintings or marbled effects with ease.
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ResinTint - Liquid Pigment - Complete Set Bundle - 24 Colors
If you want all colours inclusive the special ones, you should definately considering to buy this pack with the highest quality colours. The ResinTint metallic & pearl set contains 8 shimmering colours: metallic gold, pearl pink, pearl yellow, metallic silver, pearl green, pearl blue, metallic bronze and pearl lilac. The ResinTint neon package contains 6 electric pops in the colors: neon red, neon orange, neon yellow, neon pink, neon blue, neon green View on Amazon
Liquid Pearl pigments for Resin, SYlivePigment in 24 colours
These liquid pearl pigments from SYlive are very suitable for colouring epoxy and are available in various shades. For the special bling bling character in your resin paintings. View on Amazon
Jacquard Products Metallic Airbrush Exciter Pack - 8 colors
The airbrush colours from Jacquard are well proven for mixing with resin. They are highly pigmented, very brilliant and lightfast. With this set you have can add shimmering accents to your pourings. View on Amazon



Colour pigments and colour powders


Hemway Pigment Powder in 14 colours
Hemway has one of the largest ranges of pigment powder dyes. You can simply mix this slowly into resin until the desired ratio is reached. Hemway's pigment powder is colourfast and lightfast, so your works will still shine brilliantly even after a long time. View on Amazon
Jacquard Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments 3g 32/Pkg
  • Jacquard Pearl Ex pigments are very high-quality metallic colour pigments
  • They can be processed very well with resin and produce shimmering, deep shades
  • With these pigments you give your resin paintings that certain something
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10 Color Glow In The Dark Pigment Powder
  • The neon colour pigments charge up during the day with light and then shine at night in neon colours
  • You can achieve an even stronger luminous effect under black light / UV light.
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Painting grounds

You can pour resin on all surfaces. However, it is advisable to pour on firm and straight surfaces, as resin is thin and if not in balance flows from the painting surface. Larger canvases are less suitable because the weight in the middle creates a hollow. Small canvases can be reinforced with a cardboard and thus also bee poured. You should also not use porous, i.e. highly absorbent surfaces.



Art Alternatives Wood Panel Value Pack 8"x8"
The rigid plywood panels are very smooth and very stable if you pour on it. In addition the wood painting grounds are distortion-free and offer a good alternative to the normal stretcher frame covered with canvas. View on Amazon
Art Alternatives Wood Panel Value Pack 11"x14"
If you need bigger wooden painting grounds, this value pack offers great value for money. View on Amazon
Artlicious Canvas Panels 12 Pack 11"x14"
A canvas panel is a thin board on which a cotton cloth is applied. Due to the solid base the canvas board remains stable in contrast to a wedge frame and can be used for resin art as well as acrylic pouring. These canvas panels are acid free & archival quality boards. View on Amazon



Additives for cell formation in your resin works

As with the acrylic flow technique, you can also achieve beautiful cells with the resin art, for example using casting techniques such as Dirty Pour and Air Swipe. You can achieve beautiful effects with isopropyl alcohol.


Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol 99% - 16oz
Isopropanol, also called isopropyl alcohol, can be used for your resin paintings in many ways. So you can stir small amounts (we recommend not more than 5%) into the resin mixture to get exciting effects and structures. You can also use it in the resin art to create wonderful effects and structures. A maximum of 10 percent is added to the pigmented epoxy mixture. Isopropyl alcohol can also be filled into a spray bottle and sprayed onto the already poured, still moist surface. View on Amazon




Tools and aids


8oz Measuring Mixing Cups
The most important thing for mixing epoxy is that you use exactly the right amounts. If you don't exactly keep the units, the resin won't cure and will remain tough. You cannot use a scale for this, as the individual parts have different weights. For the exact measurement you should therefore use a special stirring cup with exact measurements. View on Amazon
Heat Gun
Use the heat gun to remove air bubbles from your epoxy. You can also use the air flow to customize your artwork as long as the resin is flowing. View on Amazon
Butane Torch
The Butane Torch has the same effect as an airdryer, but without the resin surface being corrugated by air. A butane torch is also more efficient when it comes to removing any bubbles from the resin. View on Amazon
Professional Masking Tape
Stick your painting ground on the backside with a strong paint tape so that you can easily remove resin drops from the underside of the painting the next day together with the tape. You can also mask the sides of the painting base and only remove the adhesive tape when the resin has hardened a little View on Amazon
Clear Plastic Drop Cloth
You can hardly remove hardened synthetic resin from the substrate immediately. The extensive covering of your workplace is therefore very important. In addition to the worktable, you should also cover the floor if resin flows from the painting surface. View on Amazon




Glitter / Mica Flakes / Deco Stones / Crystals

More resin art supplies? Of course, you can add shine and depth to your resin works of art with glitter, decorative stones and crystals. For example you can pour beautiful resin geodes.


Hemway Premium Glitter, especially for art purposes
The glitter additive from V1rtus is very well suited for use with resin and is available in many different colours. This glitter powder is colourfast and does not fade. View on Amazon
Arts and Crafts Glitter Powder, 24 pcs
  • Includes 24 colors of glitter powder
  • Bottle sizes are approx. 5 cm (2 inches) tall
  • This product is very environmental protection
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US Artquest Mica Flake Collection, 12 pcs
  • Colored Mica Flake collection, 12 pcs
  • Perfect for resin casting, hot melt craft, mosaic work, paper arts, assemblage accents, etc.
  • Package contains 12 x 3g jars of mica colors and one little dipper for scooping
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Decorative Stones Gravel Pebble Rock different colours
  • You can add decorative stones to add shimmering or realistic accents to your resin paintings.
  • Weight: 2 pounds, about 1000 gram., stone size: 1 – 3 mm
  • Material: glass sand, Volume: 0.22 gallons, colorfast, non-toxic
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Amethyst Pebble Gravel for Resin Geodes
  • Amethyst Pebble Gravel stones are very suitable for the geode technique
  • as they are crushed by means of a drum and thus have a natural shape
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Colored Recycled Mirror Glass Pebbles (G 5210) Light Blue 10 Lbs.
  • Glass nuggets are an inexpensive way to give your epoxy artworks a bling bling factor
  • They have a crystal look, the underlying color shines through the transparency through the glass nuggets
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Mixed Beach Seashells
  • For Beach Art, you'll need mixed Seashells to pour on
  • These seashells was carefully handpicked and cleaned
  • Each set contains approximately 80 sea shells
  • The shells are generously sized at 0.5” to 3” with a total weight of 10 ounces
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Resin casting molds and jewelry molds

In resin art it is very popular to cast molds, for example coasters for glasses. There are special silicone molds on the market for this purpose. After curing, the piece can easily be detached from the silicone mold. In addition to Petri Dishes as glass coasters, you can cast jewellery yourself or any other form.


Silicone Resin Molds 7 pcs
  • This resin mold kit includes: heart mold, round mold, ellipse mold, rectangle mold, square molds, tweezer, finger cots
  • Very suitable for making resin coasters, jewelry holder, flower pot holders, bowl mat etc.
  • Made of high-quality silicone, very flexible and durable, the finished product is very shiny and transparency
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Silicone Resin Casting Molds, 18 pcs
  • Package totally have 18 items
  • It includes 1 sphere silicone casting mold, 1 cube silicone resin casting mold, 1 diamond silicone casting mold, 1 triangular pyramid silicone casting mold, 2 silicone casting mold measurement cups, 2 different crystal stone shape resin casting molds, 10 wood sticks
  • Are made up of silicone, very flexible and easy to clean and it re-usable, not easily damaged.
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Jewelry Resin Casting Molds, 127 pcs
  • Made of silicone, which is flexible and smooth, resistant to tearing
  • Tools: screw eye pins, stirrers, droppers, spoons, hand twist drill
  • Many different shapes, such as square, rectangular, round, etc.
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You should work with resin in a room that is as well ventilated as possible. If this is not possible, we recommend a respirator for your health. You should also always pay attention to wearing high-quality nitrile gloves, as contact with liquid epoxy can trigger allergic reactions.


Nitrile Gloves
Your skin should never come into contact with resin. Therefore wear nitrile gloves and no latex or vinyl gloves. View on Amazon
Safety Works Multi-Purpose Respirator
As toxic fumes can be produced when processing resin, we recommend that you wear a respirator mask when processing resin in rooms. Even though professional resin promises to be non-toxic, we believe that health comes first and you can eliminate any negative effect. View on Amazon
Safety Glasses
Resin should of course not get in your eyes. Therefore you should wear safety glasses when working with epoxy resin to protect yourself. View on Amazon



What else is there to know about the Resin Art?

Every beginning is difficult. We have compiled all the information for your first steps with the Resin Epoxy Art technique in a separate article. You already have some experience and would like to do something special? Then check our Beach Art tutorial. If you want to calculate the amount of resin you need for your pouring, we can help you out: With our Resin Epoxy Calculator the calculation of the required amount of resin is now very easy is the biggest Website / Blog about Fluid Painting. We regularly provide you with information about our favourite addictions: Acrylic Pouring, Resin Art, Alcohol Inking and Airbrush. On our blog you will find exciting tutorials, reviews and inspirations. We always have new articles for beginners and advanced artists.