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About Resin Art and Its Increasing Demand in the Market

The demand for resin art, which has become very popular in recent years, is increasing rapidly and is a medium to open many opportunities for artists in the art field in the future. Nowadays it is very much in demand and also many people want to learn this as well. We can see many products of resin available in the market like Key Chains, Coasters, Trays, Photo Frames, Customized Name Plates and many more home decor and gift items even now resin is used in architecture and designer furniture. Everyone wants to learn and create their masterpiece for gifting or business purposes.

About Resin Art and Its Increasing Demand in the Market

What is Resin?

Resin is a solid or highly viscous substance of plant or synthetic origin that is typically convertible. Resins are solid or semi-solid amorphous products of complex chemical nature containing many carbon atoms.

What is Epoxy?

Epoxy is a type of polymer, a group of chemical compounds that consist of large molecules with repeating subunits. Epoxy is an organic compound made up of chains of carbon linked to other elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, or nitrogen. It is used as an adhesive or glue because it has a strong hold and is used to fill voids.

What is Resin Art?

Resin art is a form of arts and crafts that uses resin (epoxy or casting) as one of its main supplies. Resin can be mixed with paint or inks to create colorful patterns and designs, poured on top of paintings to create a thick and glossy protective coat, or poured into molds with items like dried flowers or shells. Resin art includes both abstract paintings and usable items, like jewellery or homewares.

About Resin Art and Its Increasing Demand in the Market

Types of Resin Used in Art

Epoxy Resin
Epoxy resin is a clear liquid plastic made of two parts: the resin and the hardener. Mixing the two prompts a chemical reaction that causes the mixture to cure from a liquid into a solid material. This process typically takes 24-72 hours and once cured, epoxy resin is rock-hard, durable, and resistant to chemicals and moisture. In the basic application, one applies the resin layer by layer, allowing each layer to dry before applying the next layer.

UV Resin
As per the name, UV (ultraviolet) resin is different from other resins and it is made up of only one component, it sets very fast and UV resin requires exposure to UV light to activate the chemical reaction that is required to set the resin. There is two type of resin available Hard and Soft.

Coating Resin
This can be used to coat a surface or an item thereby creating a durable protective finish, which has a high gloss to it. These are some types of resin that we use for resin art, apart from these there are some different resins like Polyurethane Resin, Casting Resin which are used in different industries according to the requirements.

Required Materials Used in Resin Art

To do resin art, apart from resin, we also need many types of materials like resin molds, pigments, wooden bases, some helping materials, tools, decorative materials, safety materials, etc. as per our requirements.

About Resin Art and Its Increasing Demand in the Market About Resin Art and Its Increasing Demand in the Market

Things to Keep in Mind Before Starting Resin Art

  • » Keep small children and pregnant women away from the resin work area.
  • » Measure your molds for the amount of resin so that you don't run out of solution or waste it.
  • » Make sure your molds are dry before use.
  • » Whatever colour or glitter we use we have to keep in mind that its quantity should be kept low so that the artwork made does not look too full or cozy.
  • » We need to mix the solutions slowly for proper mixing, too slow will cause the color or glitter to clump and mixing too fast can lead to bubbles.
  • » For using other materials like flowers, leaves or other decoration materials layer by layer techniques should be used so that the product looks smooth and nice.
  • » Always keep wet tissue paper, baby wipes or face wipes nearby so that we can keep our masterpiece clean, We can use it to keep our molds and surfaces clean, and sometimes resin solution spills.
  • » It must be kept in mind that when we have to stop so that the layers of our product can be well combined and the mixing can be seen well.
  • » Gloves should always be used while doing resin art so that the material we are using does not stick to our hands or come out with our hands from the mold or artwork.
  • » Must take care of the temperature so that the drying of the resin or artwork can be estimated, do not touch the product being made again and again, it can affect the impression of the wet product and it can look bad.
  • » Allow a short time gap for the layers of colors so that the colours do not blend together.

Himanshu Art Institute offers a short certificate course in resin art for all interested in resin art. In this resin art course, along with the basic knowledge of resin art, you will be able to learn the resin art techniques very simply. This Resin Art Course is available both on-campus and online.

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