Resin painting techniques #84

Resin painting techniques #84

I decided to take this week to get ‘back to basics’.  I made a point to only choose three colors that would blend and compliment each other well:  black, white and silver.  I covered up painting #67 for this one.

I mixed five ounces of MasterCast resin and split it into 3 cups.  Half of the resin was colored with Resin Obsession opaque black.  A third was colored with Resin Obsession opaque white and the remaining resin was colored with Krylon silver foil paint.  Several drops of acetone was added to the white resin.

resin painting direct pour

I poured the resin on as a direct pour starting with the black, then the white and ended with the silver.  With the little bit of resin I had in each cup at the end, I made two ‘puddle pours’ (that look like eyes).  As luck would have it, my heat gun died right as I started using it, so I didn’t get to apply hardly any heat.



resin painting direct pour white black silver

While I was disappointed the heat gun didn’t work for this painting, I think it turned out well.  (Short of the where the resin pulled away at the sides.)  Even without heat, the acetone was able to produce lacing in the white.

direct pour resin painting

This is one of those paintings where I think it’s prettier the closer you get to it.  It’s a chance to appreciate all the layers and tones of colors.

What do you think?


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You said “Several drops of acetone was added to the white resin.” What does the acetone do? Why add it? Thank you Karen PS Acetone as in fingernail polish remover?

Katherine Swift

The acetone thins out the resin, especially as compared to the other colors. This helps to promote lacing when that color is poured on last. Yes, by acetone, you can use fingernail polish remover. I have used that before, although in this painting, I used ‘home improvement store’ acetone found in the painting section.

Victoria Harrison-Sewell

Hi Katherine..thank you for sharing your experiences with resin & resin paintings. I always enjoy seeing what people can do with various mediums.. I make jewellery with polymer clay, & recently have been experimenting with resin jewellery in molds. I use U.V resin for this, & have some dyes to colour it, but not tried them yet!.. Your resin painting is very effective, & i know what you mean about the colours! Please continue to share, thank you..Regards Vicki..


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