How to Make Epoxy Resin Art on a Painted or Glass Surface

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If you are wondering how to make epoxy resin art, then hopefully this article will be of some help to you. Basically, epoxy resin art is made by pouring a colored liquid medium into a container, then pressing it against the mold in order to solidify it. The great thing about epoxy resin art is that it can be used over again, since it hardens according to the viscosity of the medium it is poured into. It is also very cost effective when compared to other mediums.

Two component systems are common in epoxy resin art. Basically, two parts are combined together in order to make a medium which hardens and also cures. In two-component system, the first component is generally a thermosetting agent, such as a homogenous oil, masonry cement or a thermosetting agent mixed with a small amount of water. And the second component is a second thermosetting agent which can be any one of a number of substances, typically either polyurethane or epoxy resin.

If you are looking how to make epoxy resin art on a painted or glass surface, then basically the procedure is exactly the same, only with respect to the materials and the temperature. A mix of five percent hardnessener, seventy-five percent acrylic mediums, twenty percent glass fiber resins and one percent sanding paper will produce a suitable surface for painting. If the painting surface has a rough texture, the acrylic mixture will harden too much, and the sanding should be done very lightly, as this will prevent the mixture from hardening too much and thus giving poor final product. To calculate the amount of resin needed, simply divide the total number of layers by the total thickness of the painting.

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