Resin painting techniques #82

Resin painting techniques #82

Let me stipulate from the beginning this was not the painting I intended.  I was trying to channel a vibrant sunset with a few clouds.

I mixed six ounces of MasterCast resin.  I split it into 4 cups — three cups with two ounces of resin and one cup of one ounce of resin.  The one ounce cup was colored with Resin Obsession opaque white and 1/2 teaspoon of acetone.  The other cups were colored with Resin Obsession opaque red, opaque orange and opaque magenta.  The orange ended up being brighter than I wanted so I added in Resin Obsession opaque black which made it turn brown.   Ugh.  To save it as best as I could, I put in half a teaspoon of Krylon Metallic gold spray paint, which turned the resin bronze.

red pink bronze direct pour resin painting

I poured each color as a direct pour onto a 12 inch square ceramic white tile.

resin painting direct pour

I used my stirring utensil to bring the colors together and cover the entire tile.  Lastly, I poured white resin onto the tile as a direct pour.  I drew my stick through a couple of spots to see if I liked that as well.

The final straw for this painting was that my heat gun died right as I turned it on for this painting.  Drat.

Results:

resin painting direct pour white resin with cells

(Ignore the horizontal line going across the center of the center of the picture.  It’s the reflection of the paper I was using to keep glare off the surface.)

So I was happy to see that I got some cells in the white resin without needing my heat gun.  Overall though, the colors are weird at best.

cells in white resin

So maybe I would have liked this better with the orange resin.  Or maybe not.  Who knows.

Have you ever had a painting that went wrong that you loved later?

 

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7 Comments

ilene wight

I have had some major Oh no experiences with resin. I tried to do a sunset seascape yesterday and ended up with a big mess. the clouds looked like someone vomited rainbow cotton candy, the sun that was supposed to be the size of an orange grew to the size of a basketball.. On the plus side it was still circular. Resin is always an adventure!

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Katherine Swift

Isn’t that disappointing! Are you going to paint over it or hope you grow to love it?

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ilene wightt

I haven’t decided yet. I am toying with the idea of clear coating what I like and doing a dirty cup pour over the parts I don’t.

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Ana Maria Toma

Hello! I was doing my first pouring resin on a coffee table, and after curing time found that the edges were peeling off( like a nail polish) and don’ t know how to fix it and never happen again. Can you help me with some tips, please?

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Katherine Swift

It sounds like something on the table is acting like a mold release. Was the surface clean and free of residues before you poured the resin?

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