Time is one of the most constant yet elusive parts of living. Since it plays such a large part of our days. Why not make our time pieces as beautiful as possible? Today we are learning how to make an epoxy resin clock using Rick’s Mix for an acrylic paint pour. The results are stunning!
We love learning from Karen Horvath of MG Creations by Karen. So we are excited that she is back and showing us how to make an epoxy resin clock. She uses Rick’s Mix along with some Mica Powder and Precious Metals to make a unique and beautiful resin clock.
In the YouTube video below, you’ll see Karen in action as she walks us through every step of her process. She makes it look so easy and the results are beautiful!
How to Make an Epoxy Resin Clock
One of the things we love most about this project is that it is gorgeous art that also has a practical function. And, each time you check the time, you get another chance to admire your piece.
Karen tells us which Rick’s Mix colors she used for her acrylic pour. So if you are loving this color combo you’ll be able to get a similar one on your clock. Even if you use the same colors and techniques that Karen does, your clock will still be as unique as you are. No two clocks will ever be the same!
No matter what color combos you use, Karen stresses that using the white is key. Not only does the white make your other colors pop. Also, folding the white over the other colors will help to form more fabulous cells. Karen shows us how to use a torch to really make the cells and details pop!
You will see that Karen uses some of our Precious Metals in her beautiful resin clock. If you want to know more about what they are and how to use them, be sure to check out our post, How to Use CCDIY Precious Metals. These shimmery, shiny pretties are so gorgeous and really fun to use!
Resin Clock Techniques
Karen uses a few different tools to get her epoxy resin clock to a level of true beauty. Two of them are about as simple as they come! Karen uses a stick (think bamboo skewer) to add detail to her design. She also uses a straw to gently blow her paint into beautiful shapes.
Another tool that Karen uses is her torch. If you are a resin veteran, chances are you already have a torch in your tool box. Torches are used by resin artists no matter what their specialty is. Not only are they great for moving your resin and acrylic pours around. They are also perfect for popping any bubbles that appear in your resin!
How to Make an Epoxy Resin Clock
- 10" Circle Cradled Wood Panel
- White Prime Time
- Rick's Mix Lime Green, Cherry Blossom Red, Mandarin, Daffodil Yellow, Metallic Silver and Gold, Alabaster White
- I'm with the Band Precious Metal
- Flaxen Gold Mica
- Counter Culture DIY Quick Coat
- Counter Culture DIY Thin Viscosity Artist Resin
- Painter's Tape
- Exacto Knife
- Jumbo straw
- Parchment paper
- Clock hardware
- Protective gloves
- Mixing cups
- Large Silicone Mixing Sticks
- Silicone mat
- Filter mask
- Start by adding two coats of Prime Time White to your wooden panel and allow it to dry.
- Now cover the back edges of your panel with painter's tape. This will protect it from any paint or epoxy drips and can easily be removed later.
- Then flip the panel over and use an the Exato knife to trim off the excess tape.
- To elevate your piece, lay it on top of a few upside down cups.
- Add a layer of Alabaster White and then use a heat gun or torch on low heat to pop any bubbles.
- Start to pour a little bit of each color, one at a time. Use the white again as your final color. Use a spatula to move the white from the outside in, over the other colors.
- Then use the straw to blow the colors from the center of the circle, outward to the edge.
- If you need to you can add a little more paint in areas where you want it.
- Use a small stick to add lines to your piece. Straight, curved, whatever you want! You can also tilt the panel to move the paint to the edges.
- Quickly and on high setting, use your torch to make more cells.
- Allow the paint to dry for two days. Then add a layer of Quick Coat to seal your paint and allow that to dry completely.
- Now mix a batch of the Thin Viscosity Artist Resin. Add the mica powder and precious metals and stir well to combine. Then pour a layer of the epoxy mix onto the clock. Use your gloved hand to spread it out.
- Allow the resin to cure completely and then add your clock hardware.
The Final Touches…
Whether you are new to resin art or acrylic pouring or it is something you’ve loved doing for a long time. Karen’s epoxy resin clock tutorial is a fabulous one. The teacher in Karen comes out and her explanations are so helpful and easy to follow! We always learn so much from her.
If you enjoyed learning from Karen you can often find her doing tutorials in our Counter Culture DIY Artist Support page on Facebook. You can check out all of her amazing work by following her on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and her Etsy shop!
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