How To Resin Pointillism Art

Pointillism is the technique of applying small dots that, when viewed from a distance, blend together to form an image. Creating pointillism art is easy with markers and a wood panel, but finishing it off with ArtResin gives it a glossy sheen that makes color pop.

We love using wooden art panels here at ArtResin - they allow you to apply your dots directly to the panel and to pour your resin right on top. A panel with a raised lip contains the resin and makes for an easy pour with clean edges.

Join ArtResin's Hannah as she creates an easy and fun pointillism piece with a glossy resin finish that takes her work from good to gorgeous.

Let's get started .... 

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1. Apply your Dot Pattern

Apply your dot pattern directly onto your painted wood panel. You can trace your design and fill it in, like Hannah did, or create your own freehand work - it's up to you!
💡TIP:  You can draw your design on paper first, then mount the finished drawing to the panel using an even coat of adhesive.
 For best results, smooth the drawing out with your hands or a brayer to ensure an even bond to the panel with no air pockets. Seal your artwork using a spray sealant safe for felt tip marker - allow the sealant to dry before applying ArtResin.

Resin Pointillism Art - Remove bubbles with an Artist’s Torch

Resin Pointillism Art -trace your design and fill it inResin Pointillism Art - Wait 24hrs and then admire your work

Resting your hand on a piece of paper helps keep your artwork clean while you finish off your design.

Resin Pointillism Art - Cover your piece with a plastic tote or a cardboard box

We're ready to resin!

Resin Pointillism Art -ready to resin


2. Use Resin Calculator

Using our Resin Calculator, simply enter the length and width of your piece to determine how much ArtResin you’ll need.standard 1/8" coating for a 12" x 12" panel requires 5 oz resin (2.5 oz resin and 2.5 oz hardener). 

Resin Pointillism Art - resin calculator

3. Measure Accurately

Wearing gloves, measure accurately (by volume) precisely equal amounts of resin and hardener. Stir thoroughly for 3 minutes total, ensuring you scrape the bottom and sides of your mixing container as you go. 
💡 TIP: for our very best measuring and mixing tips, read the blog How To Measure And Mix Resin And Hardener.

Resin Pointillism Art - measure accurately by volume

Resin Pointillism Art - Stir thoroughly for 3 minutes total

4. Pour Resin

Pour the ArtResin onto the center of your piece and spread it out to the edges. You can tilt the panel to spread it or use a plastic spreading tool. You'll have about 45 minutes of working time before the resin gets too thick to work with.
💡TIP: Read our blog How To Pour And Spread Epoxy Resin for more resin tips and techniques!

Resin Pointillism Art - Pour the ArtResin onto the center of your piece
Resin Pointillism Art - Pour the ArtResin

5. Remove Bubbles

Remove bubbles with an Artist’s Torchholding the flame a couple of inches above the resin surface just long enough to pop the bubbles, keeping the torch moving from side to side at all times. After torching, inspect your piece in the light and remove any bits of dust with a toothpick.
💡TIP: if you're nervous about using a torch, don't be! Read our blog with all you need to know about How To Use A Torch On Epoxy Resin.

Resin Pointillism Art - Apply your dot pattern directly onto your painted wood panel

6. Cover your pie

Cover your piece with a plastic tote or a cardboard box (with the flaps cut off). Let it sit for 24 hrs until it’s dry to the touch.

Resin Pointillism Art - create your own freehand work


7. Wait 24hrs

Wait 24 hours and then admire your work!  
💡TIP: the resin will be dry to the touch at the 24hr mark. You can hang your artwork on the wall at this point, but if you're packing and shipping your artwork, please wait at least 72hrs until the resin has fully cured.

Resin Pointillism Art - You can trace your design and fill it in

Wasn't that fun?
We hope this tutorial inspired you to create your own pointillism piece.

Post any comments or questions, below - we'd love to hear from you!

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About the author: Joanne Wright

I'm Joanne, the Marketing Content Writer at ArtResin. Originally from Canada, my home is now Indianapolis, Indiana. My love of all things creative and my entrepreneurial heart means I’ve worn many hats over the years including fashion producer & stylist, retail store owner, t-shirt designer, and even vegan baker! I...