There are so many works of art online showing stunning a waterfall resin effect, a glow in the dark coating, and other projects created from colored epoxy. Many of these products are sold for very high prices. However, what appears to be complicated work is just a common DIY method using colored epoxy resins.
The first item that you need is a good brand of epoxy. The Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin is your best choice. This product creates a crystal-clear, glass-like finish that enhances and protects your artwork. The resin is VOC free and highly UV resistant.
Mixing the resin is easy. Pour an equal amount of each part (resin and hardener) in a container. Mix the solution thoroughly for about 3 minutes. Scrape off the resin on the bottom and the sides of the container to fully incorporate both parts.
Divide the resin into smaller containers, depending on how many colors you want to use. This is to ensure that you are satisfied with the color produced and that you will not regret using a larger batch for a color that you don’t like. In these small containers, add a few pinches of Counter Culture DIY Mica Powder.
You might wonder how much mica powder you need to add to the resin. To be honest, we don’t have a specific ratio to give you. It really depends on the intensity of the color that you want to produce.
Start with a small portion of mica powder first to mix with the resin. Depending on how opaque you want it to be, add a few more. Be cautious of the amount of resin you have. You cannot add more mica than what the resin can hold. Or else, the resin will not cure. In this case, you need to “feel” the texture of the resin before adding more mica. Mix the mica into the resin either partly or completely, again depending on the intensity of the color that you want to achieve.
Once you’re done mixing, the colored resin can now be used. A surface coated with mica-resin has a shimmery, metallic look. It leaves a magical glow on whatever you use it into. Above all, it is so easy and fun to use!