Resin painting techniques #21 and #22

Resin painting pour #21

Technique focus of this painting: to do a resin dirty pour coloring an opaque color with pearl powder

Since painting #20 didn’t turn out the way I had hoped, (it was pink when I was trying to get red), I wanted to try the formula again, but using opaque red this time.

Mixed seven ounces of MasterCast resin.  Artwork surface is a 12 inch square ceramic tile with a matte finish.

Five ounces of resin was put into one cup and colored with 8 to 10 drops of Resin Obsession opaque white.  The remaining two ounces of resin were split into two cups.  One cup was colored with 1 teaspoon Krylon brand gold foil paint and the other with 1 to 2 drops of Resin Obsession opaque red and 1/8 teaspoon Resin Obsession pearl powder.

Pour cup was assembled with white, red and gold proportionally (i.e. more white than the other two colors) for a total of four layers.  Cup was poured in a ‘U’ shape covering 3/4 of the tile.  Extra red and gold were used to fill in open spaces along the edges along with pouring ribbons through the center.  White resin was used at the end to fill in gaps.  A heat gun was used to pop bubbles.

Results:

resin dirty pour

A lot going on here.  It was a little overwhelming to me at first to look at all this, but the more I look the more I find this interesting.

What I like:

resin dirty pour cells

From a technique standpoint, I was able to create some interesting cells.  The resin was at the end of its pot time (and very thick), when I placed several drops of white onto the painting.  I used the heat gun to push the white resin down into the tile so much it made a clear space on it.  When everything moved back in, it made these neat cells.  I need to try this again.

I also like that I was able to get a red that I liked using an opaque colorant.  It’s a little hard to tell here, but it has a pearlized effect with it from the pearl powder.

What I don’t like:

I’m not sure from an artistic standpoint this is a very cohesive painting.

 

Resin painting pour #21

Technique focus of this painting: to do a small puddle pour plus spraying isopropyl alcohol

Mixed six ounces of MasterCast resin.  Artwork surface is a 12 inch square ceramic tile with a matte finish.

Four ounces of resin was put into one cup and colored with 6 to 7 drops of Resin Obsession opaque white.  The remaining two ounces of resin were split into two cups.  One cup was colored with Resin Obsession opaque magenta and the other with Resin Obsession opaque purple.

White was poured in 4 puddles.  Magenta was added to the center, then purple.  Tile was shifted.  Other colors were added in a direct pour to blank areas.  Once the tile was covered with resin, it was sprayed with 70% isopropyl alcohol through a spray bottle.

Results:

resin puddle pour

I am rather disappointed with this one.

What I like:

The magenta and purple go good together.

What I don’t like:

The painting is very unidirectional.  To me, it looks like it was smeared from one side to the other, not an ‘explosion’ from the center as I was hoping.  It might be my technique though, so I do want to try this again.

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When I first sprayed the alcohol onto the painting, it looked like it was going to make good cells, but they didn’t last.  Perhaps a different solvent would work better there too.

 

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3 Comments

Kelly

Thanks for sharing your resin painting experience! I’ve been doing acrylic pour paintings and want to cover them with resin. I noticed you’ve used MasterCast resin for your paintings. Would you suggest using this resin to cover my paintings (done on MDF) or do you recommend another of the resins you carry? I’m wanting a resin that is crystal clear and won’t yellow over time.

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