Top Ten Easy Resin Projects

Posted on 28 Jul 10:27


Here it is!

Simply the best!

Better than all the rest!

 

Are we still talking resin or classic rock music?

Either way, we took the liberty of putting together some fun ArtResin projects. Some old, some new. All easy and guaranteed to keep you up all night long!

So if you're looking for something to do and you still haven't found what you're looking for, look no further. These creative ideas will have you smiling time after time.

So, don't you.... forget about.... these projects. Don't, don't, don't, don't!

Okay. We'll stop. On to the list!

 

Number 1 - Petri Dish Art

It's colorful, it's easy and it's so unique!

 

Petri Dish Art is made by encapsulating alcohol ink in ArtResin within a reusable silicone mold. The ink pushes through the resin creating vibrant ribbons and colorful "petrified" squiggles.

What You Need: 

Or you could simply order the ArtResin Petri Dish Art Kit.

The kit includes: 

  • 8 oz ArtResin® epoxy resin
  • ArtResin™ Alcohol Ink in Yellow, Cyan & Magenta (14.79 ml/0.5 fl oz bottles)
  • ArtResin™ Ink Sinker (14.79 ml/0.5 fl oz bottle)
  • 1 reusable silicone mold
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 mixing stick
  • 1 pair of disposable gloves
  • 4 display stands

How To Make It:

  1. Mix up a batch of ArtResin into your mixing cup (equal parts resin and hardener). Pour approximately 3oz of ArtResin into each mold cavity.
  2. Using the alcohol ink, drop your favorite colors directly from the bottle into your resin. After using the color, drop the white Alcohol Ink Sinker over each of your color drops. The Ink Sinker helps to drive the colors through the resin.
  3. Cover your mold and leave it to cure overnight (between 12 – 24 hours).
  4. 24 hours later, remove your cured petri dish art from the silicone mold and see how they turned out.
  5. Do it again and again! Experiment and get funky :)

 

Number 2 - Bottle Cap Coaster

Instead of putting a cap on your beer, why don't you put your beer on a cap?

Coasters can come in many different designs and colors but one that always sticks out is a resin coaster filled with your favorite beer caps.

What You Need: 

How To Make It:

  1. Mix up a batch of ArtResin into your mixing cup (equal parts resin and hardener).
  2. Pour a thin layer of ArtResin into the mold cavity.
  3. Place the beer caps UPSIDE DOWN into the mold (this will end up being the top).
  4. Wait 3-4 hours.
  5. Submerge the beer caps in ArtResin.
  6. Wait 24 hours.
  7. Remove your cured coaster and enjoy!

 

Number 3 - Flow Art Tray

Let it flow! Let it flow! Let it flow!

Serving trays are handy and inexpensive so why not spruce them up with some tinted ArtResin! They are beautiful, unique and almost always a conversation piece.

What You Need: 

How To Make It:

  1. Mix up a batch of ArtResin into your mixing cup (equal parts resin and hardener).
  2. Pour your desired amount of ArtResin into multiple plastic cups.
  3. Tint the resin using any combination of colors from our line of ResinTints.
  4. Pour the colors into the tray, lining the colors alongside each other.
  5. Using a mixing stick or spatula, drag the stick through the resin to mingle the colors together.
  6. Torch any bubbles.
  7. Cover and wait for 24 hours.
  8. Enjoy the results!

 

Number 4 - Puzzle

We like to call this project the "no-brainer".

Puzzles are fun. Puzzles are beautiful. Puzzles don't need to be disassembled!

Simply choose a puzzle that you would love to hang on your wall and coat it in ArtResin to enjoy it long after you put in that final satisfying piece.

What You Need: 

How To Make It:

  1. Put your puzzle together. The better the quality of the puzzle, the better the results you will have.
  2. Brush and spread on a sealant such as ModPodge and allow it to dry thoroughly.
  3. Flip your sealed puzzle over and apply a thin coat of ModPodge.
  4. Mount the puzzle onto the board. Lay a piece of parchment paper on top to protect the puzzle and run a brayer over the entire surface to ensure the puzzle bonds to the board.
  5. Once dry, prop your piece up on stands.
  6. Mix up a batch of ArtResin in your measuring cup (equal parts resin and hardener).
  7. Pour the ArtResin onto the center of your piece and spread it out to the edges using a plastic spreader.
  8. Torch any bubbles.
  9. Cover your piece and let it sit for 24 hours.
  10. Enjoy the results!

 

Number 5 - Resin Accents

You know when you travel to a foreign country, speak to the locals and fall in love with their accents? Well, this is not that. But you will fall in love with the idea of taking an existing or unique piece of artwork and adding an ArtResin "accent" to it.

Simply select a small or big portion of the piece to cover in resin to provide that extra oomph. Not only is it shiny and smooth, but it adds depth to an otherwise flat piece.

What You Need: 

How To Make It:

  1. Find an art piece that needs a little boost. 

  2. Mix up a batch of ArtResin in your measuring cup (equal parts resin and         hardener).
  3. Pour the ArtResin onto certain areas of the piece. Highlight certain aspects such as water, objects or colors. 
(*TIP: Let the resin sit for about 30 minutes to allow it to provide more control)
  4. Torch any bubbles.
  5. Cover your piece and let it sit for 24 hours.
  6. Enjoy the results!


Number 6 - Artwork Upgrade

Not all artwork will match your home decor. Sometimes you find that perfect piece but you wish that the artist had used more blue. This should not be looked at as anything but an opportunity to dive into your creativity and take an original piece of art and make it your own.



What You Need: 

How To Make It:

  1. Find an art piece that needs a face lift. Maybe it just needs a new color splash to match your kitchen. Change it up to suit your style and talent.
  2. Mix up a batch of ArtResin in your measuring cup (equal parts resin and         hardener).
  3. Pour the ArtResin onto the center of your flashy new piece and spread it out to the edges using a plastic spreader.
  4. Torch any bubbles.
  5. Cover your piece and let it sit for 24 hours.
  6. Enjoy the results!


 

Number 7 - Charcuterie Board

It's easy to see why charcuterie boards are so popular with those who love to entertain!

A charcuterie platter is a show-stopper that's simple to prepare, delivering big on both flavor and looks, especially when you have a gorgeous piece of wood as your starting point. 

Making your own one-of-a-kind charcuterie board is easier than you think!

What You Need: 

How To Make It:

  1. Find a wood board that suits your size and style.
  2. Prop the piece up on stands and ensure that it is level.
  3. Mix up a batch of ArtResin in your measuring cup (equal parts resin and         hardener).
  4. Apply a thin layer of ArtResin over the entire board to seal the piece. Wait 24 hours.
  5. Tape the bottom and cover any large holes with acetate.
  6. For any big holes, pour the ArtResin in multiple thin layers every 3-4 hours.
  7. Once the hole has been filled, sand the top of the board until the wood is flat and level.
  8. Pour the final top coat.
  9. Cover and wait 72 hours for a full cure.
  10. Invite some guests over and show off your new serving tray :)


Number 8 - Crayon Art

Be prepared to get addicted!



Crayon art is so satisfying and fun that you may never stop creating these colorful art pieces. A rainbow of color is at your disposal to melt and design. Adding a little ArtResin pop is also a nice touch to set your piece apart from the rest.

What You Need: 

  • ArtResin® epoxy resin
  • Crayons
  • 1 solid board (turn any old cupboard door into a frame)
  • Black and white paint
  • Painter's tape
  • Glue gun
  • Heat gun or blow dryer
  • X-acto knife
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 mixing stick
  • 1 pair of disposable gloves
  • 1 Artist Torch (recommended)

How To Make It:

  1. Find an old or cheap cupboard door - Ikea has a variety of cheap options. Paint the inside white.
  2. Design a unique silhouette and paint it black.
  3. Once the paint dries, 
mix up a batch of ArtResin in your measuring cup (equal parts resin and hardener).
  4. Wait approximately 30 minutes and pour the ArtResin over only the black silhouette. (waiting allows you to have more control over the resin)
  5. After 24 hours, cover the black silhouette with painter's tape.
  6. Organize your crayons as you see fit and apply them to the top of the board with a glue gun.
  7. Prop the board up and use a heat gun to melt the crayon tips. Let the colors flow and stop whenever you've achieved your desired look.
  8. Using an X-acto knife, carefully slice through the melted crayon wax where the wax meets the tape. Remove the tape.
  9. You are now a hero to your kids or inner child ;)



Number 9 - Jewelry Pendants

Sometimes you just want to make something simple and small. Jewelry pendants are perfect to carry with you all day while showing off your talents and unique flare.




What You Need: 

How To Make It:

  1. Order any number of jewelry pendants online.
  2. Mix up a batch of ArtResin in your measuring cup (equal parts resin and         hardener).
  3. Pour the ArtResin into any number of plastic shot glasses.
  4. Mix in some ResinTint.
  5. Pour the tint into the pendant bezel. Add white streaks, gold leaf, glitter or any other item to spruce things up.
  6. Wait 24 hours and enjoy the results!


 

Number 10 - Trinket Dish

Where do you put your change? Or your earrings? Or paper clips?

Creating your very own trinket dish is not only fun and easy but it's so uniquely stylized that you'll find yourself placing them all over your home or office. It's functional art!

What You Need: 

Or you could simply order the ArtResin Trinket Dish Kit.
The kit includes: 

  • 8 oz ArtResin® epoxy resin
  • ArtResin® Alcohol Ink in Yellow, Cyan & Magenta (14.79 ml/0.5 fl oz bottles)
  • ArtResin® Ink Sinker (14.79 ml/0.5 fl oz bottle)
  • 1 reusable silicone mold
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 mixing stick
  • 1 pair of disposable gloves
  • 4 display stands

How To Make It:

  1. Mix up a batch of ArtResin into your mixing cup (equal parts resin and hardener). Pour approximately 2oz of ArtResin into the mold.
  2. Using the alcohol ink, drop your favorite colors directly from the bottle into your resin. After using the color, drop the white Alcohol Ink Sinker over each of your color drops. The Ink Sinker helps to drive the colors through the resin.
  3. Cover your mold and leave it to cure overnight (between 12 – 24 hours).
  4. 24 hours later, remove your cured petri dish art from the silicone mold and see how they turned out.
  5. There are so many creative ways to make a trinket dish so do it again and again!