Resin painting techniques #80

Resin painting techniques #80

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m stubborn or determined, but I want to get better at dirty pour and flip cup paintings.  I thought this week I would try a different technique and use three flip cups at once.

I mixed six ounces of MasterCast resin.  Four ounces of resin were split into three smaller cups and colored with Resin Obsession opaque purple, opaque magenta and opaque teal.  The remaining two ounces were colored with Resin Obsession opaque white, plus three drops of ResiBlast.  I assembled three small cups (three ounce drinking cups) as dirty pour cups alternating each color with white for several layers in the cup.  I placed all three cups in the center on a 12 inch square white ceramic tile, then lifted each one at a time (purple, then magenta followed by teal).  Here’s what things looked like before I lifted the cup.

resin flip cups

I picked up the tile and tilted it to spread the resin, but it didn’t get all the way to the edges.  With the little bit of resin I had left, I created two more small dirty pour cups and used them to go around the edges.

Results:

resin painting flip cup pour

I’m still befuddled by the fact that you can add so much white resin to a dirty pour cup and it get gobbled up by color.

While the painting isn’t muddy, it’s still not what I was hoping for.  I really thought there would be more white to balance everything out and pull it all together.

resin painting dirty pour detail magenta teal purple

The upper right corner of the painting turned out interesting.  This was from one of the two ‘little’ dirty pours I did at the end.

What do you think?  What are your techniques for getting more white in your dirty pour paintings?

 

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11 Comments

Toni Bando

i am wanting to learn how to do that, i have tried painting on canvas and love the way it turns out. i also learning how to do what they call reverse glass painting i have done a little pig and i want to do more

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ada towe

adatowe@gmail.com When doing dirty pour with acrylic, I noticed that the white usually made the other colors lighter. Therefore I put white on the canvas first; it would mix, but also stay white in some areas You had luck with this while doing your poppy painting.

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Katherine Swift

Yes, I have done that way too and been happy with the results. I suppose I’m being a little stubborn trying to do it this way.

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Bob

The specific gravity of titanium (white pigment) is heavier than the minerals of other pigments. And so when given the opportunity it will sink to the bottom where ever possible.

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Katherine Swift

Yes, and that’s the case with the Resin Obsession opaque white as well. I had hoped by several layers of it, including in the top of the cup, it could avoid this.

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ilene wight

I believe it has to do with the density of the paint. Opaque white is the densest paint color and will always sink to the bottom. It has been a source of frustration. I usually try to reserve some white for the very last minute and once all my other colors are on I drizzle a little white on and it doesn’t sink all the way. Another option is to use a more transparent white that will sit on top of more opaque colors, but it will be transparent (ghostly). You may notice the same problem with other very pastel colors,

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Katherine Swift

I think I’m going to have to do it that way. I’m being a little hard-headed about this…. 😉

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Lori

I would do a base coat of white resin and then do the flip cup and see how that works. I usually like to put a layer of resin on because I think it flows better.

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Rebecca L Turner

I would pour wet on wet and put your white resin in the cup first. Resin disperses differently due to the viscosity and I am guessing that layering the white is mostly just lightening the colors. By putting it in the cup first it would be like drizzling it on top. I am not a real resin artist, I just play one on TV 😛

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Katherine Swift

Thanks for the suggestion. I have tried white resin at different layers in the cup and not having much luck unfortunately.

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