Resin Art Techniques

Resin Art Techniques

Aug 9th 2019

Have you scrolled through your social media, and seen your friends create beautiful resin projects? Maybe you’ve seen some of our amazing Faux Rizzle projects we’ve created lately. Then thought to yourself I want to create them too? If this is the case, then look no further, because in this article, we will be discussing how to create some of these amazing techniques!

There are many techniques that you can create when you are working with Faux Rizzle resin. From cells to ocean waves, resin is very versatile, and you can create a multitude of designs over different types of surfaces. Even if you’ve never used Faux Rizzle Art Resin, or resin before, you will soon be hooked into the growing craze that is resin.

The first technique we will discuss is cells. Cells are a great technique that adds a unique pattern to your piece. Cells are created when you spray isopropyl alcohol onto a resin piece. 91% isopropyl alcohol is what you should use as we have found this ratio of alcohol to water works the best. The cells you create can vary in size depending upon the size of the drops of alcohol. Larger drops of alcohol will create larger cells, whereas smaller drops will create smaller cells. You can also add colored powders to a spray bottle with 91% isopropyl alcohol to create cells and have color onto your piece at the same time. Spraying 91% isopropyl alcohol onto your piece is also a great way to pop air bubbles that appeared into your resin during the mixing process.

#RizzleTip: Do not torch a surface with alcohol on it as this can be dangerous if the alcohol hasn’t had time to evaporate.

Example of Dirty Pour and Cells

Another popular technique that is widely used is the dirty pour. To create the dirty pour technique all you have to do is add all of your colors into one container, and pour it onto your piece. The outcome of this technique is unpredictable and no two pours are ever alike. To do this technique, mix your resin in your first container for 3 minutes. Next, divide your resin into containers and add each color you want in your piece into separate containers, then mix each color for an additional 3 minutes. Finally, pour each color into one container, then pour it out onto your piece.

Adding veins to your piece is a great way to add movement and realism to your piece. You can create veins by scooping some resin onto a brush, letting it start dripping off the brush, and then draw thin strands of resin across the length of your piece. When you get to the edge of your piece, ensure that you bring the strand over the edge and off the piece before starting a new strand. Otherwise you will create loops, and curves on one side of your piece that you may not want to be there.

#RizzleTip: Some effects and techniques, such as veins, work best when the resin has been allowed to sit on a working surface for 30 minutes after mixing. This allows the resin have some time to begin to cure, or become thicker, which will create more pronounced veins. If you add your veins right away after your color coat, your veins can start to spread, giving them a more faded or blurred look. By allowing your resin some time to begin to cure after you pour your color coat, your veins will have a more crisp and pronounced look. 

There are many different designs that use the vein technique that you can experiment with. One technique you can create with veins is the marble effect. This technique is created by adding veins to make it look like true marble. You can also spray your alcohol and color mix onto your surface before adding veins to get that realistic effect.

Ocean waves are another technique that you can create using veins. Ocean waves are created when you add a vein of white pigment across your piece. Use a heat gun to blow the vein out to create the wave effect.

#RizzleTip: Adding real items into a themed piece can add that extra touch making it feel more realistic. For ocean inspired pieces, you can add real sand, sea shells, or rocks to achieve a realistic beach scene look.

Another unique technique that adds depth to your piece is the 3D effect. You can create this by adding your colors and effects at different layers. For example, by adding multiple layers of waves to an ocean piece, this gives the waves more depth and a more realistic look than apiece that only has one layer.

By combining techniques you are able to create that perfect look. By experimenting with different techniques you are able to create one of a kind designs. The possibilities are endless with Faux Rizzle Resin.

With new techniques being created everyday, practice is the key. We understand that as easy as it looks, resin can still be tricky when you are learning. For this reason, you can contact us with any questions or issues you may have. Our Faux Rizzle Customer Service team is happy to assist you. You can contact us at: (800) 628-2962 or email: 

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