Epoxy Art 101 for Beginner Resin Artists
Epoxy resin is one of the most versatile mediums to work with. For some it’s only seen as a commercial grade, protective finish for bars, tables, and countertops. While this is the most common application when it comes to epoxy, the actual amount of applications you can use it on are virtually endless. Resin artists know this and take advantage of this versatility to express their own creativity and artistic touch to make all kinds of projects, artwork, and custom jewelry made entirely by their own hands. In this blog we’ll go over all the various ways you can adapt UltraClear Epoxy to be the perfect medium for any and all art styles.
What is epoxy art?
Epoxy art can be defined as anything ranging from beautiful canvases made with paint and epoxy, or simple smaller objects made from resin molds. Any artistic expression you wish to make using epoxy as a medium will qualify as epoxy art. There is no right or wrong way to make art! And one of the biggest benefits of using epoxy is the unlimited range of uses and projects that can be made from it!
Best Epoxy Art Projects for Beginners
As a beginner, it’s common to feel overwhelmed by the amount of information and content that’s available online when it comes to epoxy. This sense of being overwhelmed can lead to beginners not wanting to even get started as they build it up in their head to be more difficult and complicated then it actually is. Epoxy in general is an incredibly simple product! You’ll never become a master at anything without jumping in and getting started working and gaining some experience. So here’s some simple, and beginner friendly project ideas for resin artists of all skill levels.
1. Silicone Molds for Resin and Epoxy Jewelry
Silicone resin molds can be found pretty much anywhere, a simple google search will lead you to find hundreds of amazon listings for silicone molds in various shapes and sizes. While these are incredibly easy to work with, they’ll also give you great experience when it comes to mixing epoxy correctly, and gaining confidence to move forward onto bigger projects and larger resin pours! You can also make things like resin earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces all made with epoxy.
2. Epoxy Coasters
Coasters made from resin are perhaps the easiest place to begin your journey into epoxy art. The reason why is they require very little effort aside from mixing the epoxy itself. Any silicone coaster mold would be the best way to start. You could simply add your favorite pigment powder and pour a variety of different color coasters or even multi-colored ones. These make fantastic gifts for friends and family for any and all special occasions. Once you get started with these, you can start to get creative with it and add embedded objects such as bottle caps, pennies, dried flowers, sea shells, meaningful photos, or stickers to create beautiful and unique designs.
3. Resin Serving Trays & Charcuterie Boards
Once you feel confident that you’ve mastered the epoxy basics of resin art, moving from smaller resin molds to slightly larger projects that require some knowledge of wood working is the natural next step in their artistic journey. Epoxy charcuterie boards will require a more intermediate to advanced knowledge of the epoxy you’re using and some wood working skills, they are still very straightforward projects when it comes down to it. However these projects will still demand more effort on the users part. Buying a silicone mold to do most of the work for you isn’t possible with these. You’ll need to find a good slab of wood, cut down to your desired size, and make your own “mold” out of wood trim and tyvek tape to contain the wood and epoxy that will be crafted into your tray.
If you’re ready to try your hand at making your first epoxy resin tray or charcuterie board, but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a video that goes the full step by step process for making your first resin tray.
Buy Epoxy Supplies Online from UltraClear Epoxy
The best place to buy all of your epoxy supplies online is from UltraClear Epoxy. We have epoxy resin, epoxy hardener, and everything else you'll need to get started on your next DIY project. Our prices are fit for budgets of all sizes, and we ship your epoxy supplies to you, anywhere within the United States. If you're curious about more ideas, want to give us some feedback, or have any questions about our products, you can contact us here. You can also call us directly at 1-800-997-0459.