Originally written February 2015. Updated May 2020.
Creating resin wall art is as simple as using paint markers on a ceramic tile, then finishing with a glaze of resin. This is a simple project and even makes a great birthday gift of DIY Father’s Day gift!
Gather paint markers in assorted colors to use on the tile. Paint markers are important because they won’t fade or smear once resin is applied.
After the tiles are decorated, let them sit for 36 to 48 hours to let them completely dry.
To finish these with resin, you will need to use one that is specifically designed to coat surfaces. The Resin Obsession artwork resin works great for this. This resin mixes one Part A to one Part B by volume. To cover two tiles, I mixed three ounces of resin.
Pro tip: Want an easy way to know how much epoxy resin you need for a wall art project? Use the Resin Obsession resin calculator. It does the math for you!
Note: This resin mixes thick. You need to be careful when mixing so as not to introduce any more bubbles than possible into this resin.
You will need to prop up the tile so resin can drip off the side. A small disposable drinking cup works well for this. Since resin drips off the side, you also want to do this resin wall art project on a surface that resin doesn’t stick to. You can see here how I like to make my own resin crafting trays using styrofoam trays and wax paper.
When pouring resin onto the tile, cover approximately two-thirds of it and wait for it to spread.
Then, use a stir stix to draw the resin to the edge.
Not shown: Use a heat gun to go over the surface of the resin to remove bubbles.
With this time as well, some of the resin dripped over the edge. I tried to get as many as possible while it was still liquid, but alas, I didn’t get them all. I covered the tiles and let them cure.
After 24 hours, the Resin Obsession artwork resin is 90 percent cured. Allow seven days to all for a full cure.
Not shown: I used a dremel tool to remove the resin drips and applied felt feet to the back of the tile. You can see my technique when I made resin tiles earlier.
What would you make for a resin wall art project?
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