I’m not sure if I’m trying to be thrifty or trying to add a layer of ‘challenge’ to my resin painting, but I’m insisting on painting over ones I don’t care for. Painting #62 is the base for this one, and I decided to recreate a resin painting white negative space direct pour with the same colors, but in a different style.
Because I wanted to have a thicker layer of white to cover up the color underneath, I applied a layer of painter’s tape to the outside border of the ceramic tile. This allowed all the white resin to stay on the surface instead of falling over the sides.
I mixed five ounces of resin. Three and a half were mixed with Resin Obsession opaque white while the remaining ounce and half of resin was divided into three cups. One cup was colored with Resin Obsession opaque magenta plus a little white, another with Resin Obsession opaque magenta plus a little black and the last with Krylon gold metallic spray paint. To the lighter magenta cup of resin, I added 1/2 teaspoon of acetone to make it thinner. I covered the entire tile with the white resin, then added the other colors to one corner, working my way to the other corner. I used a heat gun to push white resin onto the other colors and to get them to blend together a bit.
I like these colors together. I wish there had been more lacing, but overall, I’m glad the colors work well. (Choosing colors to put together can be a struggle for me sometimes.)
I like being able to have two tones of one color in the same painting. Note: I added the tiniest amount of black in the mixed magenta to darken it up. When I did, I was worried that it wasn’t going to be enough and it ended up almost being too much. Lesson learned — always start with a lot less than you think you need.
What do you think? Soothing colors? Too much like Valentine’s Day?
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