How To Use Resin Flow Art To Create A Beautiful Finish
Resin flow painting is a revolutionary method of how to make art using only a fine layer of resin and a gentle paintbrush. You will be able to make your own custom designs, sculptures, murals and more. This revolutionary new process lets you create your favorite images and designs using just your hands. Using only a fine grade resin, artists use a brush and liquid resin to paint directly on any material.
In resin flow art the artist creates a beautiful image from thin layers of color corrected resin. In this process, thin layers of colored
resin are gently poured over a smooth surface to form a colorful, finished work of art. Artists use metallic foils and cylinders to help them create the image. The foils and cylinders are coated with dust cover for protection and to ensure the image has a smooth consistency.
The process begins with a high-pressure injection of resin into the mixing tank. A high-grade air compressor is used to increase the pressure to create suction as the compressed air is blown through the mixing chamber. Once the resin is loaded, it is turned on and allowed to flow through a two-foot hose at an angle. The flowing air forces the tinted resin into a concave shape, trapping the particles within. The particles then are evenly dispersed over the work area to create a smooth surface.
After the resin is allowed to dry, it is inspected for errors and corrections before it is applied to the work space. The artist then adds thin layers of pigment through a T-shaped feeder. After allowing the resin to dry, a final coat is added using standard mixing cups. This coating helps give the painted piece, the ability to stand up to years of exposure.
When learning how to make resin art, beginners should not use paint brushes because of the potential risk of the paint bristles breaking or damaging the artwork. Instead, artists use plastic syringes that have a needle attached to the inside. Artists must apply the paint with the needle and allow it to be absorbed by the liquid before adding more. Once the paint dries, the syringe can be removed and used to make another round of color.
The process does require a little bit of artistic skill, but the finished product looks beautiful. To learn how to make acrylic art resin, first place the mixing cups in a bowl and add one tablespoon of pigment. Add one tablespoon of powder pigment and two cups of water to the mix. Once you have all of the ingredients mixed, place the cups into the mixing bowl and set the temperature gauge to the desired level. Allow the mixture to sit for five minutes, then remove the cup and add the next cup of liquid pigments. Mix in thoroughly until the colors are blended well.
After the resin mixture has sat for five minutes, remove the cups and put them into the mixing bowl along with about three quarters of a cup of the isopropyl alcohol. The alcohol serves as a solvent that allows the oil in the oil paints to penetrate into the resin. Once the resin is wet, you can begin to pour it into the cups, making sure that the thicker plastic sheeting is against the outer edges of the cups. This prevents the resin from dripping on the floor while it sets.
Allow the resin mixture to sit for about twenty minutes so that the paint will set. Once the paint has set, remove the cups and gently swirl the mixture to distribute the pigment evenly throughout the surface of the plastic sheets. Once the entire surface is clean and smooth, blow torch the artwork until it is smooth and shiny. Then, apply two generous coats of primer on top of the shiny resin piece to give the piece a nice glossy look. If you want your framed lamp shade to have a bit of color to it, you can mix in one tablespoon of acrylic paints with the blown torch paint and then let it dry.