Resin artwork is a type of mixed media art that involves the use of epoxy resin, a clear or colored liquid polymer, as the primary medium. The resin is poured over a surface, typically a wood panel or canvas, and then manipulated with various materials such as pigments, inks, glitter, and other elements like shells, flowers, and even small objects. The artist can create various effects and designs, such as swirling patterns, marbling, or even 3D elements that appear suspended within the resin.
The process of creating resin artwork can be quite time-consuming and labor-intensive. The artist must first prepare the surface, which may involve sanding, priming, or applying a sealant. Then, the resin is mixed with pigments or other materials, and poured over the surface. The artist will then use various tools and techniques to manipulate the resin, such as blowing on it with a straw to create bubbles, or using a heat gun to move the resin around. Once the resin is set and cured, the artist can add additional layers or elements, such as glitter or other embellishments.
One of the most attractive features of resin art is the depth and dimension it can add to the piece, it can also create a glossy finish that can make the piece look like a glass surface.
Resin artwork is often used to create abstract, modern and colorful compositions, but it can also be used to create more realistic works, such as landscapes or portraits.
Removing air bubbles from resin artwork can be a challenging task, but there are a few techniques that can help minimize their appearance:
Mix the resin thoroughly: Make sure to mix the resin and hardener together well to avoid creating bubbles.
Degas the mixture: After mixing, use a de-gassing tool or a small, handheld vacuum to remove any bubbles that may have formed.
Pour slowly: Pouring the resin slowly can help prevent bubbles from forming.
Tap and blow: Once the resin is poured, use a tool to tap the surface of the resin to release bubbles that may have formed. You can also use a straw to blow on the surface of the resin to release bubbles.
Heat gun : Once the resin is poured, use a heat gun or a torch to gently heat the surface of the resin. This can help release bubbles that may have formed.
Repeat the process: If bubbles persist, repeat the process of heating and blowing on the surface until the bubbles are removed.
It’s important to note that even with these techniques, it is still possible to see some bubbles in the final piece, but with practice and experimentation, it is possible to minimize their appearance.
It’s also important to keep in mind that the amount of bubbles that appear can depend on the type of resin and the environment you are working in, some resins are more sensitive to bubbles than others and working in a humid place or a room with air currents can make it more difficult to remove bubbles.