These days a new form of art is in very much inn and that is RESIN ART. This art form is garnering various attention all across the world. As we all are well aware that how soothing art can be and we all know the various mental health benefits provided by it. Numerous psychologists and counselors suggest their patients as it soothes mind and relax souls.
And, we all do agree to this!!
Table of Contents
- 1 RESIN ART
- 2 BASICS:
- 3 PRECAUTIONS :
- 4 MATERIAL REQUIRED FOR RESIN KIT :
- 5 ESSENTIALS FOR RESIN ART:
- 6 HOW TO USE ALL OF IT??
- 7 MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTION?
- 8 CONCLUSION:
- 9 HAPPY RESIN TO YOU ALL !!
Resin Art is one such form. It not only soothes your souls but helps you explore and have fun with different colours and you can play with them to form a solid structure. It has also come into more exposure as it is now a common method which is used to preserve wedding varmalas, baby’ s first items and much more. It is also a very useful and beautiful gift item for your loved ones.
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RESIN ART in basic words is combination of two chemicals also known as Resin and Hardener in ratios for aesthetic purposes. It is a form of art and craft mainly constitute of resin chemical and hardener which is used to solidify the resin. both of them are poured in fixed ratios. It can be either 1:1,2:1,3:1. Every ratio plays a different type of role and resin is done in two forms which are “CASTING And COATING”.
Casting in Resin Art is commonly referred to as pouring over plastic or silicone moulds to observe different effects on both the sides. There are a variety of silicone moulds available in the market which assures symmetric designs as it a liquid moulds avoid any sort of discrepancies and act as a blessing in disguise.
Casting is usually done with 3:1 ratio which means thrice the ratio of resin and one the ratio of hardener. The other reason for doing so is to make sure the chemical does not harm silicon moulds.
For casting the different shapes available in the market are circle, rectangle, cloud, alphabets and much more . It can be utilised for the purpose of gifting, pooja thali, keychains, bookmarks and much more.
Coating in Resin Art, when I say coating it means covering the surface with resin . As the name suggests, coating is done on all surfaces other than silicone and plastic because as we know that resin is a chemical.
So it is resistant to plastic as well as silicone and does not stick on it. Coating is done with either 2:1 or 1:1 ratio. 2:1 means twice the amount of resin, a single amount of hardener is used as we are coating so we need more hardener as compared to 3:1 ratio.
We can also use 1:1 in coating as it is more thicker in consistency as compared to the other two ratios. Using coating we can make 3D DIY clocks, spaces and creativity for various purposes.
Creation is fun but resin art involves a huge amount of risk because it is purely made up of chemicals. So, precautionary measures are a necessity. So to ensure safety , following measures are a must:
1) Wearing Respiratory Masks is a must as it leads to the inhalation of harmful gases which can be disastrous.
2) Hand Gloves as we all know it is a chemical and it is sticky in nature . So it can also lead to our consumption indirectly or directly.
3) Monsoon and Resin are not best of friends as resin takes more time than usual in monsoon and sometimes it does not even cure and gets wasted.
4) Wear APRONS to avoid clothes malfunction as once and also ensure to have a plastic cover to work.
MATERIAL REQUIRED FOR RESIN KIT :
Resin Art is one of the most expensive forms of art . As none of your craftables won’t be of much usage because resin uses totally different types of elements.
So making a resin kit can be next to hard as the chemicals basically resin and hardener are themselves very expensive . Then it also involves various types of decoratives , moulds, pigments and much more and all of those are specifically made for resin art. But art makes a way anyhow.
IMPORTANT KEYS TO REMEMBER:
As we all know the risks involved in Resin Art and how expensive it is , So to ensure better utilization following are written:
- Most important of all is to “REUSE<REDUCE<RECYCLE” , As discussed above resin art is one of the most expensive , so the best way is to reduce the wastage by reusing and recycling the stuff . TAKING more and more care of your product
- Follow all safety measures to keep yourself safe and clean because it is sticky in nature.
- Have tissues and wet wipes handy.
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ESSENTIALS FOR RESIN ART:
- We need weighing machine to measure the quantity of resin and hardener according to the ratios.
- Plastic Cups or Silicone Cups, cups for mixing both the chemicals and pouring them.
- Ice cream sticks or mixing sticks for mixing both the liquids.
- Resin and Hardener according to ratio.
- Colour pigments to give coloured texture to your piece.
- Blow Torch or Isophyl solution to kill all the bubbles in pieces.
HOW TO USE ALL OF IT??
So, the quick method for beginners for resin art is such that you need to gather all the essential stuff , then for casting I am making pooja thali . In that case you need a circular mould. let’s get started .
As we are casting, we will be using a 3:1 ratio , which means thrice the resin of hardener and we will measure by using a weighing scale.
FAQS) CAN SAME RATIO OF RESIN AND HARDENER BE USED FOR BOTH CASTING AND COATING?
ANS) For beginners yes, as resin art is the beginning or if it is pursued for hobby purpose we can use same ratio because as we know it is expensive and to ensure budget friendly experience. We can use that but in long run it is necessary to avoid it as it can damage your silicone moulds.
Afterwards, we will divide the resin in two different bowls after mixing it. Decide two coordinated colours and mix the pigment in the resin mixture.
Now pour the resin in two different directions and now wait for 24-48 hours to let it cure.
Same way coating is done on the mdf surface make sure you use the correct measurement according to the prescribed ratio and cover its side with a tape to ensure clean sides and follow all the necessary precautions and your art piece is ready.
MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTION?
Q1 ) IS RESIN ART SAFE TO USE?
ANS1 ) Yes, It is safe to use as it is unbreakable unlike glass , waterproof and non toxic. It can prove to be a beautiful art piece. But no such research has been conducted for usage by pregnant women. So before usage consult your gynaecologist first.
Q2 ) IS IT EXPENSIVE FORM OF ART?
ANS2 ) YES, It is an expensive form of art and the chemicals used in it, the colours used in it which makes it expensive and often look very rare, exotic and expensive. So people often prefer to sell it as it can be an expensive hobby.
Q3) CAN RESIN CAUSE ILLNESS?
ANS3 ) YES, It can be a possibility because resin can be harmful because of the release of harmful gases . So to avoid this necessary precautions are essential. Disobeying of this precaution can surely cause skin infections and allergies.
Q4 ) IS RESIN ART EXPENSIVE AS COMPARED TO ACRYLIC?
ANS4 ) YES, Starting with Resin Kit can be expensive but can start slow as it is way more expensive as compared to acrylic art, even though it can be tempting to use resin as it is more expensive but that’s not the case. It is expensive because it comprises of two different chemicals.
Q5)IS IT SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN TO WORK WITH RESIN?
ANS5 ) NO, It’s extremely unsafe for pregnant females and Breastfeeding females to work with resin. It is because resin art releases harmful gases which can be harmful for the foetus . So, pregnant females and breastfeeding females should stay away from the chemical and its contact.
Q6 ) CAN THIS ART PROVES TO BE AN INCOME SOURCE?
ANS6 ) Yes, Resin Art can prove to be a great source of income because of uniqueness, Art is unique in its own way. Everyone will have an edge over it because of the way you think and create. Because sometimes things might not come out as thought because it involves chemicals which ensure rare stuff.
Q7 ) HOW TO ENSURE CLEANLINESS AFTER WORKING WITH RESIN?
ANS7 )Since, we all know resin is harmful chemical for our skin and its contact can skin allergies and can cause rashes or more dangerous reactions. So to avoid it, wearing hand gloves is a necessity and secondly if by any chance , you still get it wash your hands with soap and warm water rigorously and apply some oil. It will surely help.
Resin Art is built upon the above mentioned techniques, precautions, ratios and it follows a fixed pattern. For beginners , it is important to follow all the necessary precautions and you cant avoid them at any cost
You can begin your journey of independence, by the given tips and techniques and it is important to explore and learn. We can make different home decoratives at homes and can also prove to be a great income source which can be done at the ease of sitting at home.
From my personal experience, It can prove to be one of the soothing work. It can change the way you think and work. Once you get done with the basics. You can also join workshops and masterclasses to improve your skill and learn new techniques and methods .
In the end, I would like to conclude by saying art is fun and so is resin. Just make sure you do it in such a way that it doesn’t harm you!!