We’ve recently been experimenting with epoxy resin to create artwork. Epoxy resin is a two component system consisting of resin and hardener, By mixing the two, in a 1:1 ratio, and pouring into a mould a chemical reaction takes place where the liquid resin gradually hardens to a solid plastic. The result is a high-gloss, clear surface.
Colour can be added to the mix in the form of acrylic paint and acrylic or alcohol ink. It is possible to add objects to the mould. Some artists pour a clear resin mix over their finished paintings to give a high-gloss protective covering which enhances the picture. We are very new to this form of artwork and will be experimenting more over the coming months but, so far, we are finding it a very exciting medium to work with.
Below are some images of resin art that we have created using epoxy resin and moulds, some of which we have made ourselves: