In my goal of experimenting more with resin this year, I realized that I have never painted on resin. I’ve been told it can be done, and I’m aware that a lot of you readers have done it, but I never have. *shocking* I decided to take my clear Star Wars resin castings from a couple of weeks ago and apply some acrylic paint to them.
While I had every intention of painting these castings to look like their real characters, I realized I wouldn’t be able to use all the colors. Not only that, but I wouldn’t be able to express my artistic vision.
Needless to say, my children’s heads exploded when they saw the new colors. I told them that they are characters from the new movie. (Yes, I realize I will pay for that later….)
So here is what I learned about painting on resin:
- Yes, it can be done. The acrylic paint stuck to the resin without any problems.
- You can scratch the paint off if you want to. Useful if you make a mistake, but not helpful if these are going to be ‘high contact’ pieces. I would only suggest doing this if you were going to use them as wall decorations or something similar, not jewelry.
- My painting technique is heinous. I left lots of streaks on the pieces. Learning how to properly use paint and a paintbrush is essential to make this look good.
I do have to wonder… With as much white paint as I had to use on the stormtrooper, I wonder if you could use primer on these first?
If you want to learn more about painting on resin, this article will help: how to paint on resin
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