Resin painting techniques #67 and #68

Resin painting #67

I wanted focus more on resin painting with pearl ex powders in a method other than mixing them with resin.

Let’s just jump right in and stipulate this is the ugliest painting ever.  I’m not giving you formulas because who in the world would want to create this??

resin painting

I was going through some old paintings and set several aside for repainting.  The base of this one is painting #16.  Sadly, the white didn’t cover it and the new green color looks awful with the turquoise behind it.

Here’s the part I really want to show you.

pitting on a resin painting

See the pink color?  That was Pearl Ex flamingo pink I mixed with rubbing alcohol, then dropped onto the painting with a pipette.  See how it pitted in the center?  I was not expecting to have craters.

Pearl ex on resin

When it first went on, it looked like the dot at left.  It spread out evenly.  The longer it sat however (and the more alcohol evaporated), it looked like the drop on the right.  The powder clumped and the alcohol made craters.

I won’t try this again.

Resin painting #68

For this one, I grabbed a new 12 inch square ceramic tile.  I have been intrigued with the role solvents have played in my last few pours, but I am trying to get away from aerosol cans so that I can go back inside to paint.

For this painting, I mixed five ounces of resin.  Four were mixed with Resin Obsession opaque white pigment and the other ounce with a half teaspoon of Krylon gold metallic paint.  I covered the entire tile with the white resin, then added the gold paint and resin in a direct pour.  Once these steps were finished, I mixed Pearl Ex sapphire blue powder pigment with 1/2 teaspoon of ‘professional grade’ acetone from the pharmacy.  I dropped it on with a pipette.  Sometimes I went back and added more to where I placed original drops.

You can see what I did here:



resin painting direct pour

Yeah, kinda plain, but the Pearl Ex powder went on better.

resin painting with Pearl Ex powder detail

I was happy to see there were no pits with this painting.  Unfortunately, my table was too far away from an outlet to let me plug in my heat gun.  It would have been neat to see what kindof movement I could have gotten heating the painting.  If I’m going to keep using this location, I’m going to have to get an extension cord.

What has been your experience mixing powder with alcohol, acetone or something else?


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One Comment

Debbie Smith

I never have done this before-but I have ordered resin that has to be cured under UV light– Is a black light- the same as UV light?


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