You should not expect anything exciting from this week’s painting. I wanted to try a ‘juicer’ to apply the resin, so I didn’t make anything really complicated.
Uh juicer? I thought water wasn’t good for resin.
It’s not, but I found this dandy plastic juicer at the dollar store and thought I would give it a try.
I mixed 6 ounces of resin. I poured off approximately 3/4 of an ounce into two cups and colored them with Resin Obsession orchid plus a smidge of white and Resin Obsession orchid plus a smidge of black. Each of those colors got a drop of dimethicone. The remaining resin was colored with Resin Obsession opaque white.
I covered the tile with the white resin, then placed the juicer in the resin. I applied the colors through the juicer in three different places. You can see in this video:
Technical note — the video gets a little shaky for the second half. My cell phone on the tripod stand ran out of battery halfway through the process. I had to talk my husband into standing on a step stool to video the second part of the pour with my iPad.
Not a very imaginative painting, but I accomplished what I wanted to. It was a chance to understand how and if a juicer can be useful in applying resin to a painting.
The design I like the best is at the lower right. You can vaguely see some of the separate ridges. This application got the least amount of colored resin. I think that will be the trick to keeping some neat edges.
After I finished painting, I left the juicer to drip resin off into a silicone cup. The remaining resin on the plastic after curing was in a thin enough film that I could peel it off. Now it’s ready for another use.
What has been your experience resin painting with a juicer? or colander, sieve, etc.?
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