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.
- 1 What is Resin?
- 2 What is Resin Art?
- 3 Resin Art course for your Start into Resin Pour Painting
- 4 Which resin art supplies do I need for casting with epoxy resin?
- 5 Resin Types: Professional Art Resin / Epoxy Resin
- 6 Low Cost Resin and Resin Alternatives
- 7 Colour pigments and liquid colours
- 8 Painting grounds
- 9 Additives for cell formation in your resin works
- 10 Tools and aids
- 11 Glitter / Mica Flakes / Deco Stones / Crystals
- 12 Resin casting molds and jewelry molds
- 13 Safety
- 14 What else is there to know about the Resin Art?
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
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
Colour pigments and colour powders
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.
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.
Tools and aids
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
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