In this video, I show you how super easy it is to create an Epoxy Resin Beach, complete with real sand and shells. I will show you how you too, can achieve the white surf.
The inspiration for these two beach pieces came from sitting on the beach with my family. I wanted to give them a little something to remind them of their trip from the UK to Australia. By using real Western Australian sand, not only do they have something to remind them of their trip, they have a bit of Australia in their home.
Firstly, I painted the board white to give it a good clean surface to help the colours stand out. Once dry (I waited a few days), I began by mixing the sand with a touch of resin.
Making sure I had covered the sand with enough resin, I then poured it directly on to the board and using a stick, I spread it about to cover the bottom portion of the board.
Next, I mixed enough resin for two boards (I had two on the go) and separated it into three cups and added colour pigments, Jade, Teal and Sapphire Blue into each of the cups. Starting with the lightest colour, I poured the resin on to the boards, then gently blended them with my fingers to give a ripple effect.
Once both boards were covered, I then mixed a smaller batch of clear resin and placed a small amount into a separate cup and mixed it with a touch of white pigment paste.
Following the shape of the waves, I first poured the clear resin in lines, being careful not to overdo the clear resin and immediately, added a touch of white resin for the foam.
Using my heat gun on the high setting, I then blew the resin to disperse it and let it settle to form the wispy waves.
By using clear resin first, it prevents the white from mixing with the blue layers and keeps it apart. It also allows the sand to show through for a nice effect.
Finally, a selection of shells was added for a bit of interest.
For this project I used the following items:
Placemat from Kmart (Australia)
Sand for the shores of Western Australia
Resin from U Resin
Colour Obsession Pigment - Teal
Artisue Pigment - Jade
Artisue Pigment - Sapphire
Le Rez Expressions - Angel White (http://bit.ly/lerezmatpaste)
The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Resin Art Techniques
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I hope this video has sparked your creativity and has inspired you to create your own Epoxy Resin Beach Art, complete with real sand.