How to Make Resin Art: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

How to Make Resin Art: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

If you are talented and like making things, feel free to stop by. You made a great choice by choosing to learn resin art with me. It’s bright and fun to play with. Now is the best time to learn more about this medium or get better at it.

In this piece, I’ll show you everything, from choosing the right art supplies to adding the finishing touches. This tutorial goes into great depth about How to Make Resin Art. There is no need to do great if you are just starting. Explore your individual style and let your imagination run wild. Come with me on this exciting journey as we turn your creative ideas into beautiful resin art!

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What does Resin Art mean?

For starters, I’d like to define resin art. It’s really thick, and when it dries, it gets clear or coloured and shiny. You can make art that looks great and lasts a long time with resin.

The fun part of making resin art for the first time is that it’s easy to bend. You can give each one its own look by adding things like flowers, glitter, and even electric parts.

The Materials you needed

Let’s check that we have everything we need before we start making resin art:

Epoxy Resin:The primary component for resin art.
Hardener:Mixed with epoxy resin to initiate curing.
Mixing Sticks:Used for stirring resin and hardener together.
Mixing Cup:Container for mixing resin and hardener.
Pigments or Dyes:Adds color to the resin.
Objects to Embed:Items like glitter or flowers to add texture and design.
Torch or Heat Gun:Used to remove air bubbles from the resin.
Protective Gear:Includes gloves, goggles, and a respirator mask for safety.

How to Make Resin Art in 8 Easy Steps

How to Make Resin Art: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

An enjoyable and artistic way to pass the time is making lovely art or furniture for the home out of resin. Here is a simple start-up guide:

Workspace Setup

It’s important to get your work area ready before you start your resin job. To protect the surfaces, I always put drop cloths over my work area. I wear gloves, safety glasses, and a mask because safety is very important to me. Resin fumes can be very annoying, so you should wear safety gear.

How to Measure and Mix the Resin

You need to be very careful when making the resin. It’s easy for me to get the right ratio between parts A and B because the resin comes with clear directions. But you should make sure this is correct for your business. After measuring the ingredients, I mix them well for the given amount of time, which is usually between 3 and 5 minutes. This step is very important for making sure the finish is smooth.

Adding Colour and Shades

This step is for you if you like adding a pop of colour to your projects like I do. If I want to colour the resin, I add a few drops of a watercolour paint or alcohol ink between each cup of the mixed resin. To keep the curing process from going too fast, it’s important to mix well but slowly.

Putting the resin down

As soon as you pour the glue on, your project starts to come to life. I pour clear or coloured resin onto a fabric or wood panel to make flat pieces. It depends on the look you want to get whether you pour in layers or all at once. A lot of the time, I tilt the fabric to spread the resin out evenly and give the art movement.

Making effects that change over time

I use toothpicks or combs to shape the resin into the images I want to make to give them an artistic touch. Adding depth and interest to the piece is done by doing things like mixing the colours or drawing lines. When I do the “dirty pour,” I pour different coloured layers on top of each other without mixing them first. This makes a mottled effect.

Getting Rid of Air Bubbles

Use a heat gun or a hairdryer on low to gently blow across the surface. This makes sure the finish is perfect. There may have been air bubbles during the filling process. This step helps get rid of them. This is an easy but important step in getting a professional look.

Adding Decorations 

You can add decorations like dried flowers, glitter, beads, or other small things while the resin is still wet. This step really makes the art your own, making each piece special and one of a kind.

Setting the resin

Last, the glue needs to dry out. I always leave my art to dry in a well-ventilated place for at least 24 hours. If the layers are thicker, they might need more time. You need to be patient because the longer your piece cures, the better it will look.

How to Maintain Your Resin Art

How to Make Resin Art: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

To take care of your resin art and make it look its best, remember these important things:

  • Keep resin art out of the Sun: UV light can sometimes turn resin art yellow over time. Your art will stay bright if you don’t put it where it will be in direct sunlight for long periods of time.
  • Clean Your Resin Art: To dust often, use a soft microfiber cloth. There is dirt or fingerprints that just won’t come off? A soft cloth and a little soapy water will do the trick. Ash, ammonia, and other strong chemicals that could damage the plastic surface should be kept away from it.
  • Being Careful: Resin is very strong, but if you handle it wrong, it can still chip or scratch. Be careful not to damage art when you move or touch it.
  • keep your art safe: If you want to keep your resin art, put it somewhere cool and dry that isn’t in direct sunshine. If you have the box, wrap the piece in a soft cloth or keep it there to keep it safe from dust and damage.
  • Clean Rough Resin Art: To clean pieces with cracks or 3D patterns, you can use compressed air or a soft-bristled brush. The surface will not be hurt.
  • Taking care of resin coasters and cutting boards: Scrub them clean every day with warm water and mild dish soap. Do not use rough cleaning pads or put them in the washing machine. If you use mineral oil on any part of your cutting boards, the wood will not dry out and break.
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My first impression of your resin art is very good. This step-by-step guide will teach you everything you need to know to make resin art. Remember that the best way to get good at resin art is to use your own ideas and stick to them. Don’t be afraid to try out different themes, colours, and fills.

It would be great if you could share this guide on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for your help. It might help other people who want to be artists find their love for resin art. They might even show you what they made!


I want to make resin art. How much does it cost?

Different things can cost different amounts to start, but in general, you can get the basics for less than $100

Is it safe to make resin art at home?

Yes, you can make resin art safely at home as long as you have enough air flow and safety gear.

How long does it take to finish a resin art project?

It can take anywhere from 48 to 72 hours, including getting ready, mixing, curing, and ending.


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