Resin Art


Resin art, an enchanting blend of colors and textures using epoxy resin, opens up a world of creative possibilities for beginners working on a resin art or craft project, DIY projects, and seasoned artists alike. 

Dive into the realm of liquid magic and explore the fascinating art of resin crafting with this comprehensive beginner’s guide, tailored for those starting their journey in the captivating world of resin art.

Why Start Your Resin Art Journey?

Resin art isn’t just a creative endeavour; it’s a tactile experience that bridges craftsmanship, imagination and creativity. Here’s why embarking on this journey is worth your while:

Liquid Alchemy:

Epoxy resin undergoes a magical transformation from a clear liquid to a solid masterpiece, allowing you to wield magic in your hands.

Versatility Unleashed:

Resin can be molded, poured, layered, and combined with various materials, offering endless creative possibilities. From jewelry to home decor, its adaptability knows no bounds.

Sensory Delight:

The joy of mixing resin, watching it flow, and witnessing its metamorphosis is an art form in itself, providing a sensory delight that enhances the creative process of creating art.

Here are 10 easy and popular resin art ideas and items:

  1. Resin Jewelry
  2. Resin Coasters
  3. Resin Trays
  4. Table tops
  5. Sculpture
  6. Resin flower preservation
  7. Keychains
  8. Paperweight 
  10. Decorations


These easy epoxy resin ideas  have generated some of the most best resin art pieces known to date, inspiring resin artists and resin enthusiasts worldwide. 

While working with resin offers endless creative possibilities, the process remains relatively consistent, as we will explore in this article.

A Step-by-Step Exploration

What Is Epoxy Resin?

Epoxy resin, a dynamic two-part solution comprising resin and a suitable hardener, undergoes a chemical reaction when the two components are mixed, fusing them to create a durable, plastic-like material. Key aspects include:


When clear resin is poured, it can mimic glass, water, or gemstones, making it ideal for casting, coating, and creating surfaces.

Safety First:

It is always best to prioritise safety when working with chemicals during the process of creating resin by wearing gloves and a mask or respirator to protect against chemical exposure and epoxy fumes during the resin creation process. 

Epoxy glue’s viscosity makes it thick and sticky, which can lead to messy applications and challenges in removing it from surfaces and skin. 

Properly prepare your work area, by getting rid of all non essential objects and items associated with this fast curing process (Once cured, it becomes food-safe and inert) when clearing up ensure work tools, surfaces and clothes are free from traces of resin. 

This can easily be achieved with a paper towel and isopropyl alcohol.


Apex Resin - the best of epoxy resin art

Apex Resin is a crystal clear casting resin. Aka: a high gloss epoxy resin specifically formulated for deeper pours and castings. 

Thanks to its advanced anti-yellowing technology, minimal heat generation, and bubble-free formula, it is ideal for various applications such as river tables, wood turning, flower or keepsake preservation, jewellery, encapsulations, and other casting or deep pour projects. 

With a remarkable heat resistant quality of up to 120 degrees Celsius, capable of pours up to 30cm thick, extended working time, and rapid curing, it simplifies the process of pouring deeper castings. 

The result is a water-clear, scratch-resistant, UV-resistant, and durable finish. 

“Apex Resin Deep Cast” is engineered to deliver a high gloss, immaculate, glass-like finish with ultimate protection and superior UV resistance, ensuring your resin artwork receives the utmost care.  

This makes it perfect for resin coasters to place hot mugs and saucepans on.

Moreover, it is vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, making it perfect for use with glitters, pigments, epoxy pigment pastes, and dyes. 

Please consult the instruction leaflet provided in the resin kit and mix carefully to achieve precise results. Prior to use, thoroughly review all safety information provided.

Getting Started: Supplies and Safety

Materials You'll Need:

  1. Epoxy resin (clear epoxy or coloured epoxy)
  2. Pigments, dyes, or alcohol inks

Tools You Need:

  • Silicone moulds or canvas
  • Mixing cups and stir sticks
  • Heat gun or torch for removing bubbles

Safety Measures:

  • Work in a well-ventilated area.
  • Protect surfaces with plastic or silicone mats.
  • Avoid skin contact and inhaling fumes.
  • Alternatively, epoxy resin starter kits are available, which are perfect for beginners and DIY resin art projects. Look for an award-winning resin art supplies provider to ensure you get the best quality.
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Creating Resin Art: Techniques and Ideas

Geode Resin Art:

  1. Layer resin in a circular mold.
  2. Add pigments to mimic agate slices.
  3. Create depth with metallic powders.

Ocean Waves and Beach Scenes:

  • Pour resin onto a canvas.
  • Add blue and white pigments.
  • Use a heat gun to create waves.

Resin Jewellery:

  • Mix resin with glitter or tiny objects.
  • Pour into silicone molds.
  • Attach findings for earrings or pendants.

Advanced Tips and Troubleshooting

Avoiding Bubbles:

  • Mix resin slowly to minimize air bubbles.
  • Use a heat gun or torch as a way to remove bubbles.
  • Layering and Embedding:
  • Embed dried flowers, shells, or photos.
  • Pour layers for a captivating 3D effect.

Curing and Finishing Touches

  • Follow the manufacturer’s recommended curing time.
  • Sand any rough edges for a polished finish.
  • Seal your masterpiece with additional resin or varnish.

Please note that adding more hardener than necessary to an epoxy resin system will slow down the curing process, resulting in an inadequately hardened and ineffective product. 

Thus, maintaining the correct ratio of resin to hardener is essential for achieving optimal performance in your epoxy system.

Understanding UV Resin: What You Need to Know

UV resin, a specialized type of resin, cures upon exposure to UV light. It’s ideal for crafting detailed, small, or intricate pieces due to its rapid hardening and low viscosity, making pouring a breeze. 

When subjected to UV light from a lamp or sunlight, it begins to harden within minutes, making it perfect for quick projects with tight deadlines.

UV resistant resins, including ultraviolet epoxy resins, are specifically formulated to withstand prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light without yellowing or deteriorating over time. 

However, one drawback is that complete curing requires ultraviolet rays to penetrate the entire layer of material, which can be challenging with highly pigmented or opaque compositions. 

Additionally, UV resin lacks the flexibility of epoxy resins once cured, making them less versatile in some applications.

Despite this, epoxy resins remain more popular among artists for their broader range of uses and curing flexibility.

Pro Tips for Working with UV Resin

  • If the surface feels greasy after curing with a UV torch, continue curing to ensure complete hardening.

  • For optimal results, consider semi-curing with a UV torch before allowing it to fully cure in direct sunlight for up to 30 minutes, especially for deeper or more opaque layers.

  • To enhance hardness, glossiness, and adhesion, allow each layer to cure longer between applications when building up layers.

  • When applying opaque layers, use thin coats and ensure adequate curing time between layers to prevent issues.



It’s like painting with liquid gems, with each pour holding a universe waiting to unfold. 

But do be advised that clear epoxy resins will show signs of U.V degradation over time. 

Experiment Freely

Mix colors, add textures, and let intuition guide your artistic exploration.


Gloves on, mask up, and create fearlessly, ensuring both visually stunning and safe creative endeavors.

As you embark on your resin art journey, remember: every pour holds a universe waiting to unfold. 

Let your creativity flow, and witness as liquid magic transforms into timeless masterpieces.


Resin art is a journey of discovery, offering endless opportunities for experimentation and self-expression. Embrace the process, prioritize safety, and let your creativity flow as you embark on your resin art journey. 

With each pour, you unlock a universe of possibilities, transforming liquid magic into timeless masterpieces. 

Dive into the world of resin crafting and explore its versatile nature, allowing you to create stunning resin masterpieces while enjoying the tactile joy of working with resin. 

This comprehensive guide is designed to help you master the techniques, troubleshoot common issues like bubbles to rise, and unleash your creativity in various creative projects. 

Whether you’re an experienced artist or just starting out, this guide provides answers to frequently asked questions and offers valuable insights for artists and crafters exploring the realm of resin art and craft.

Author: Jessica Hartley