Learn Sparkling Geode Artwork with Detailed Workshop

Learn Sparkling Geode Artwork with Detailed Workshop

Dec 20, 2023

If you want to add a touch of elegance and sparkle to your home decor, geode artwork is the perfect option. Geode artwork has become increasingly popular due to its beauty and unique patterns. In this blog, we will guide you through creating your stunning geode artwork through a detailed workshop. So, grab your materials, and let's get started! If you want to learn this art form in a more detailed manner, make sure to attend a resin art workshop!

Understanding the Sparkling Effect

The sparkling effect on geode artwork creates a dazzling light display, mimicking the natural sparkle in geodes. It will add depth and texture to your artwork, creating an enchanting visual experience. By utilising suitable materials and techniques, you can achieve the perfect balance of sparkle, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of your geode artwork.

Step-by-Step Guide for Sparkling Geode Art Workshop


You will start by learning how to prepare your workspace. It begins by laying down a plastic sheet or newspaper on the surface where you'll be working. This protective barrier will prevent accidental spills or drips from damaging your work area. Additionally, you have to ensure that your workspace has good ventilation. Proper airflow is essential during the resin curing process, as it aids in efficiently drying the materials. This will also help eliminate any strong odours from the resin and other artistic mediums you might be using.

Base Layer

Applying a stunning base layer of acrylic paint on your canvas or wooden panel comes next. This base layer will be the foundation for the subsequent layers, adding depth and mesmerising details to your geode masterpiece. Afterwards, you will carefully select a colour that perfectly complements the overall design of your geode and allows the subsequent layers to shine through. Then, use a brush or sponge to apply the acrylic paint evenly across the canvas or wooden panel while ensuring the paint covers the entire surface with smooth strokes or gentle pats.

Mix Resin

You will learn how to prepare the resin mixture in a mixing cup. Resin typically consists of two components - the resin itself and the hardener. It's crucial to mix these components in specific ratios for optimal results. Using a mixing stick or spatula, gently stir the two components together. Maintaining a gentle stirring motion is essential to minimise the risk of air bubbles forming within the resin mixture. Once the resin and hardener thoroughly combine, the mixture can be poured onto your chosen canvas or surface.

Add Pigments

Now, divide the mixed resin into smaller cups if you desire different colours for your geode design. This will allow you to experiment with various hues and create a dynamic and eye-catching effect. Add a few drops of epoxy resin dyes to add colour to each cup of resin. Mix the dye thoroughly into the resin, ensuring an even distribution of colour. This is where your creativity can shine as you play with different shades and combinations.


Pour the darkest colour at the centre, carefully mimicking the natural patterns found in geodes. Let the rich hues spread outwards, gradually blending with other colours and creating captivating swirls that mirror the mesmerising beauty of geodes. For those seeking to add more intricate details to their artwork, use a stir stick or a toothpick to create delicate patterns within the resin. Draw lines, swirls, or even mimic the crystalline formations found in geodes, letting your imagination guide you.


You will begin this process by acquiring silicone moulds in alluring geode shapes. Pour a modest quantity of resin mixture into each mould, invoking the essence of nature's brilliance. If you desire an extra dose of visual allure, consider introducing delicate metallic or pearl powders into the resin mixture. To ensure flawless execution, allow the moulded resin to cure partially, reaching a delightful jelly-like consistency. With precision and care, affix the crystalline wonders to the canvas, mindfully placing them to maximise the geode effect.

Finishing Touches and Curing

You will need a heat gun or torch to eliminate any air bubbles that may have formed during the pouring process. Start by directing the heat source over the surface of your artwork, making sure to apply gentle and even heat. Swirl the heat source slightly to help pop the bubbles. This process should be repeated a few times until the resin appears bubble-free. Once the air bubbles have been eliminated, it's time to let your artwork cure. This requires a dust-free environment, as any dust particles may mar the surface of the resin. Follow the recommended curing time in your resin kit instructions, as each product may have different curing times.

Materials Needed for Sparkling Geode Artwork

Before we dive into the workshop, let's gather all the necessary materials:


The resin will serve as the base for your masterpiece, allowing the colours and patterns to shine genuinely. Opt for a high-quality epoxy resin that will provide a glossy finish and act as a protective layer for your geode artwork. The resin will offer durability and help preserve the vibrancy of the colours and patterns.


The following pigments are recommended to achieve the desired sparkling effect: 

  • Acrylic pigments are known for their versatility and intense hues. They are perfect for creating the foundation of your geode design, adding depth and dimension to your artwork. 
  • With their reflective properties, mica powders will help you achieve that mesmerising sparkling effect, amplifying the allure of your geode-inspired masterpiece. 
  • Metallic pigments are a must for a truly captivating artwork. These pigments will add a striking touch of shine and glamour to your geode, giving it a luxurious appeal. 
  • Iridescent pigments, on the other hand, offer a rainbow-like effect and add a magical, ethereal touch to your artwork.

Canvas or Wood Panel

When creating a sparkling geode artwork, one of the crucial decisions is selecting a suitable material as your canvas. Both canvas and wood panels are the right choices for this type of project. Consider the size of your artwork, the desired artistic style, and the longevity you aim for when choosing between canvas or wood panels for your sparkling geode artwork.

  • Canvas: It is a popular option for its flexibility and texture. It allows the resin mixture to adhere well and creates a soft and organic feel to the finished piece. The fabric texture of the canvas also adds an exciting dimension to the artwork.
  • Wood Panels: They offer stability and precision. A smooth, solid wood panel allows for precise pouring and manipulation of the resin mixture, resulting in a more controlled and detailed geode artwork.

Mixing Tools

Choosing the right mixing tools, like measuring cups, stir sticks, disposable gloves, resin mixing containers, etc., is essential to create stunning sparkling geode artwork. A handheld mixing tool or a simple wooden stick may suffice for smaller pieces. However, a mechanical mixing tool like an electric stirrer or drill attachment could be more appropriate for larger projects. A more powerful and robust mixing tool will be needed if you use a heavy and thick resin. On the other hand, if you are working with lighter materials, a less powerful tool may be sufficient.

Protective Gear

A properly fitted mask with high-efficiency particulate air filters can minimise the risk of inhaling harmful particles and safeguard your lungs. Wear safety goggles with a snug fit and impact-resistant lenses to protect your vision and prevent injuries. Wearing durable gloves, such as nitrile or latex gloves, forms a barrier between your skin and potential hazards. Wearing a long-sleeved shirt, pants, and closed-toe shoes provides a physical barrier and reduces the risk of cuts, burns, or chemical exposure. 

Crushed Glass or Crystals

These materials are crucial in achieving the illusion of genuine crystals nestled within your masterpiece. These materials can be embedded in the resin or strategically placed to highlight specific areas, enhancing the overall visual impact of your geode artwork. The advantages of crushed glass, such as its vibrant colours, texture, ease of use, and durability, make it an excellent choice for creating stunning geode pieces.


Creating your sparkling geode artwork is a fun and rewarding experience and a great way to add a touch of sophistication to your decor. By following the step-by-step workshop guide and incorporating your creative flair, you can create stunning pieces of art that will impress your friends and family. So, gather your materials, unlock your creativity, and start crafting your geode masterpiece. To learn more about resin and its art forms, visit Arts Shala's website and enrol yourself in our resin art workshops. Contact Us to know more!

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