The techniques on how to make epoxy resin art come hand in hand with basic knowledge of how to paint and the products involved in painting. You should understand that if you want to know how to make epoxy resin art, it is necessary to know that epoxy resin art has different types depending on its use. There are also different grades and types of epoxy resin art. To make sure that your homemade creations will stand the test of time and that they will look good, you might also want to consider how to create a protective finish so that you can protect your art from any eventualities.
Preparing Your Work Area Before anything else, it is important to prepare your work area; this includes any surface on which you intend to do your epoxy resin art. Painting and surface preparation are important before anything else, as it will determine the outcome and durability of your work. Make sure that there is no oil or grease on the surface; it will affect the quality of the final product. It is equally important to clean your work area, as leaving any trace of oil or grease will impede the production process and result into poor quality art. If in case there is any dust or dirt on your work surface, then you might want to consider removing it beforehand, or else it will only serve as a hindrance to your painting.
The Manufacturing Process After your preparation, it is now time to start the manufacturing process. It starts with making the basic raw materials such as pigments, resins, hardeners and the like. These materials are then mixed with water in a recipe called ‘epoxy resin mixture’ to form a thick white liquid. Next, hardening agents or chemicals are added to the mixture to make it more solid and durable; it is then slowly poured into moulds formed by pouring concrete (the concrete serves as ‘normally shaped mold’ – so the term is not only applicable for epoxy resin art, but also for concrete moulds). Finally, the moulds are opened and the pigments or resins are added inside, thus creating the desired colour of epoxy resin art.