Resin painting techniques #61 and #62

Resin painting pour #61

Technique focus:  to do a ‘geode like’ pour

In deciding to try making resin geodes, I wanted to start small and practice simply with pouring stripes of resin next to each other.  No expectations that this would be great art — simply learning.

I mixed five ounces of resin.  Three were mixed with Resin Obsession opaque white while the remaining two ounces were divided into three cups.  One cup was colored with Resin Obsession opaque teal, one with Pearl Ex misty lavender,  and one with ResiMetals bronzed beach.  I covered a 12 inch square white ceramic tile with the white resin.  The other colors were assembled as a direct pour trying to go from one side to the other in a focused line.

resin direct pour

Thinking these results were rather plain, I decided to spritz some warm ResiBlast on at the end.

Results:

resin painting geode with cells

Not bad.  A bit too rhythmic for my tastes, but I did learn a little here.

What I like:

cells in a resin painting

I really like some of the cells in this painting.  They ended up larger than I usually get.

What I don’t like:

Besides the colors not going together, it’s a bit too organized.  I was worried there was too much white in between the colors, but it worked out at the end by using the ResiBlast.

 

Resin painting pour #62

Technique focus:  to do a negative space pour pouring the colors in the center with a direct pour

While last week’s negative space painting turned out okay, I don’t care for how I haven’t gotten control of a dirty pour yet.  (and maybe never will.  LOL)  I wanted to see if I could do better with a direct pour for the colors this time.

I mixed four ounces of resin.  Two were mixed with Resin Obsession opaque white while the remaining two ounces were divided into three cups.  One cup was colored with Resin Obsession opaque magenta,  one with Resin Obsession opaque black,  and one with ResiMetals golden lustre.  I applied each as a direct pour, making sure to get each pour close to the other so there was not white in between.  I spritzed warm ResiBlast on at the end.

You can see what I did here:

Results:

resin painting negative space pour

I wasn’t sure I was going to like these colors together, but I think they turned out nicely.

What I like:

resin cells

I like how the colors with each other.  I wasn’t sure I wanted to put these together, but I am glad I did.

What I don’t like:

If you look at the lower right of the painting, I used so little white resin that I gave myself fish eyes (where the resin is pulling away).  I wanted the colors to shift as little as possible, so I wanted to try using less white resin underneath.  Whoops.

Like this post? You may be interested in  Resin painting techniques #73

The black dot you see on the left side is an error too.  It’s what happens when you aren’t paying attention to your mixing stick and it drips onto your painting.  Again, whoops.

Which one do you like better?

 

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2 Comments

Tracey Hairgrove

Love your tips on resin painting. You gave me lots of cool ideas

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