“What are the top resin art questions” – Have you been thinking about them as a beginner? If yes, you have come to the right blog. It is important that you start outright. And I am here to guide you.

I embraced Resin Art a while ago. Now it has become an integral part of my life. I know getting started can be hard because I was a beginner once. Therefore, I will endeavour to assist you with all the vital questions.

In my current blog, I will elaborate on all the commonly asked questions by beginners of Resin Art. My intent is for all beginners to learn and understand this art form.

What are the top resin art questions

What are the Top Resin Art Questions & Answers?

I’ve thought about 34 questions that are frequently asked by individuals who’re getting started at Resin Art.

1. What is Resin?

Resin is a liquid substance that can be obtained both naturally and synthetically. Under the right conditions and when mixed with a hardener, this liquid will harden. Therefore, it can be used for art and crafts, among other things.

2. What is a hardener?

When you buy resin, it is generally accompanied by another liquid substance called the hardener. The hardener is what will help your resin to turn into a hard surface. For most types of resins, you need to mix the resin and hardener in a 1:1 ratio.

3. What is Resin Art?

Resin Art refers to all the things that can be made using resin. These include jewellery, paintings, tabletops, etc. Art made using resin is generally glossy and resembles glass. However, it is much cheaper, easier to work with and way more durable than glass.

4. Is Resin Art safe?

I get this question a lot. People believe that working with resin is dangerous. However, please be rest assured that resin art is completely safe, non-hazardous and non-toxic. Although, I would advise you to take certain safety precautions while working with resin art.

5. What safety precautions should I take while creating Resin Art?

Although working with resin is safe, you still need to take some precautions. Some of these are:

  • Wear Gloves when working with resin.
  • Work in a well-ventilated room.
  • Wash your eyes thoroughly if resin comes in direct contact with your eyes.
  • Wear an apron that protects your clothes from any spillage.
  • If you are working with large quantities of industrial resin, getting a respirator is a good safety practice as it avoids minute particles from getting into your lungs.

6. Is Resin art easy?

Working with resin is not that easy but is sure a lot of fun. Having said that, I would say that it takes practice to get the best results. With practice, you will get better and it will seem much easier.

7. What kinds of things can I make with resin art?

Resin can be used to create a number of different things. The list of things that you can make with resin is exhaustive. You can make jewellery, coffee tables, coasters, toys, keychains, etc. Take a peep at some of the things I have made using resin art.

8. What are the main supplies needed for creating resin art?

The supplies you need for creating resin art would depend on what you intend to get as the final product. For instance, you would need a different set of supplies for making a pair of earrings when compared to a coaster.

However, here are the basic supplies you would need to create resin art:

  • Resin of your choice
  • Hardener to mix with resin
  • Sticks for stirring the mixture
  • Latex or disposable gloves
  • Mixing Cups
  • Measuring Cup
  • A level surface for casting

9. What kind of resin is used to create resin art?

There are many kinds of resins available in the market. The answer to the question would depend on what you are trying to make. For example, if you are making jewellery, I would suggest using epoxy resin, while Polyester resin works best if you want the end result to be very sturdy.

10. What is the best resin for beginners?

In my opinion, Epoxy Resins is the best kind of resin for beginners. Epoxy is easiest to work with and has a long shelf life. If your resin art cures well, it is also highly resistant to damages. 

11. How much does epoxy resin cost?

The cost of epoxy resin depends on the brand you chose. The average price ranges between 10-13 USD for around 1 kg of epoxy resin. This comes with a hardener.

12. What surfaces can I use Resin on?

For resin artwork, you can use a number of surfaces. You can use material such as wood, canvas, fibreboards, Vinyl records, tiles, etc. to create a wonderful piece of resin art.

13. Where can I buy resin for Resin Art?

According to me, the best way to buy resin for resin art is to buy it online. I have always bought my supplies online and have never faced any issue.

14. What does it mean to cure resin?

In simple terms, curing is the process of hardening of the liquid resin into solid glass-like structure. Curing happens when you mix the right amount of resin with hardener.

15. How long does it take for the resin to cure?

The curing time for resin depends on what type of resin you are using. Depending on my experience, it may take anywhere between 24 – 72 hours for resin to cure.

16. How to make resin cure faster?

Warmer temperatures help the resin to cure faster. So, I would suggest that you place the resin art in a warmer room. However, make sure that the temperature is the room is constant with no major fluctuations. Changing the temperature constantly can cause the resin art to have an unfinished surface.

17. What type of resin do you use to make jewellery?

I would suggest using epoxy resin for making jewellery. Epoxy resin has a crystal-clear surface and is therefore an ideal choice for making pieces of jewellery.

18. Is resin art waterproof?

Yes, Resin Art is completely waterproof. Once the resin has been cured, you can go ahead and expose it to water.

19. Does Resin art break easily?

No, resin art does not break easily. Once the resin cures properly, resin art is very durable and can last for a long period of time.

20. How do I measure resin and hardener before mixing?

For the best results, you should measure your resin and hardener using a measuring cup. Pour the required amount of resin in a measuring cup, let it settle. After that pour the same amount of hardener and let it settle. Once you have the perfect 1:1 ratio, go ahead and mix them.

21. How should I mix resin with hardener?

Both these need to be mixed together with the help of plastic or wooden spoon.

The mixing is to be done very meticulously. Make sure that you mix the liquid in the ratio stated on the bottle thoroughly. If the mixing is not done properly the artwork will turn out to be damaged.

22. What can I use to colour Resin?

The best part about creating resin art is that you can use different types of colours with it. You can use acrylic paints, glitter, colour shift pigments, pearl powder, alcoholic ink, etc. You can even use nail paints to colour your resins.

23. How to get rid of Bubbles in resins?

There are many ways of getting rid of bubbles in the resin. The most important ways to ensure bubble-free art is

  • To mix the resin and hardener very properly
  • Working in a warm room
  • Using a blow torch

24. Do I need a blow torch for creating resin art?

A blow torch is the easiest way of getting rid of bubbles from resin art. It helps in getting a flawless and glossy surface. So, if you are serious about your resin art, a blow torch is a good investment.

25. What is the working time of resin?

Working time refers to the time you have to make resin art after mixing resin with hardener. After about 40-45 minutes, the curing process will set in, making it difficult to work with. Therefore, the working time of resin is about 40-45 minutes

26. Can I use multiple coats of resin on a surface?

Yes, you can apply multiple coats of resin on a surface. However, you need to keep some time in between your two pours. You need to keep a time of about 6 hours before you can pour the second layer.

27. How to protect resin art from dust while it cures?

Since resin art takes a long time to cure, it is important to protect the surface from dust and other particles. You can use a cardboard or a plastic box as cover. Just make sure it is clean. You don’t want the dust from the cover to settle on your resin art.

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28. How to remove spilled resin?

You can remove the spilled resin by using a hot and wet cloth. Just place a cloth and pour some hot water over it. Let it stay there for some time and then peel it off. This generally works while the resin is still soft.

If the resin is completely cured, scrape it off with a spoon.

29. What is a dirty pour in resin art?

Dirty pour is a technique used in fluid painting. When using resin, you can also use this technique. It is simple and can even be done by beginners. The process involves pouring resin on a flat surface and allowing it to cover the surface.

30. What material can be used as moulds for resin art?

For a material to be used as a mould, you need to make sure, it does not stick to, soak into or react to the resin. Most moulds are made of silicone as it is flexible for the resin art to release. Paraffin wax is also a good option.

Resin sticks to metal, glass, wood, etc, using them as mould is not a good idea because they aren’t flexible.

31. Can you drill a hole in resin art?

Yes, you can drill a hole in your resin art. However, this needs to be done very carefully. Keep the art piece in a position, so that it doesn’t move. Also, make sure, you drill straight with a still hand.

32. How to get a smooth surface on resin art?

You can use sandpaper to get a smooth finish on resin art. A great tip for this is to wet the sandpaper and the piece of resin art before sanding it.

33. How much resin do I need for a piece of art?

The amount of resin you need for a piece of art will depend on the area you want to cover with resin.

Although there is no definite answer, as a general rule, 1 mixed litre of resin and hardener will cover approximately 8 square feet of the area, with an average thickness of about 1/8 inches.

34. What are the common mistakes when creating resin art?

While as a beginner you can make a lot of mistakes, some of the most common ones you need to watch out for are:

  • Not measuring the resin and hardener properly
  • Not mixing the resin and hardener thoroughly
  • Not covering the resin art and allowing for the dust to settle on the project

So, these were some of the top resin art questions asked by beginner artists. I hope you found value in my response to these questions and are gearing up to get started.