Petri dish and resin

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    • #11264 Reply
      Katherine Swift
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      This question comes from Rita:

      Would you know how to attain this effect:

      Petri dish and resin

    • #11266 Reply
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      Hi Rita,

      I have not done anything like this, but here is how I would approach it.

      It looks like the surface shown in the picture would have been the surface touching the petri dish. i.e. think about this while it is ‘flipped over’

      The colors are not blending with the resin at all which makes me think they are oil based. Too thick and they wouldn’t flow, but if they had a water or solvent base, I would expect them to blend into the surrounding resin more.

      I would try putting down a clear layer of resin first, then dropping in the colorant and rotating the dish. Put more clear resin on in a layer, then add more color. I don’t know how these colorants effect curing. Sounds like something to try.

      Is this helpful at all?

    • #11506 Reply
      PC
      Guest

      Alcohol inks produce this look

      • #11507 Reply
        Katherine Swift
        Keymaster

        I’m curious. How do you get alcohol inks to produce that effect? Whenever I have used them, they have produced transparent color.

    • #11581 Reply
      Brandi
      Guest

      Adding white alcohol ink alone or mixed into a colored ink & dropping into resin creates these effects. Adding alcohol to the white ink before adding it into the resin will cause it to sink at different depths with in the resin.

    • #11663 Reply
      Yami Herrera
      Guest

      This comment confused me a bit but I am very interested. Can you elaborate? I believe you are referring to the alcohol ink alone versus adding alcohol to the alcohol ink? I am sorry if I am causing more confusion. But to piggy back on Kathy’s comment, any time I have used alcohol inks they become transparent and blend almost entirely.

    • #12616 Reply
      Martha Humphrey
      Guest

      I was curious about this effect for such a long time too! The original artist that invented this petri dish technique is Josie Lewis!!! Just recently Josie has started to post tutorials on her youtube account and she has explained how she achieved this look with alcohol inks in her video.

      I really recommend checking out her Instagram @josielewisart and her youtube, they are super helpful and she knows all about using resin! Here is the link to the petri dish tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH-y7zBmhfM

    • #12624 Reply
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      Resinista Amy Murry has a video on our youtube channel showing how to make petri dishes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4BoEIuevSk&t=1s

    • #14446 Reply
      Missy Anne Diehl
      Guest

      How much resin does it take for a 3 piece Petri mold? The rust-colored one.

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