Make Beach-Inspired Wall Art with Resin Pouring and Beach Sand!

Make Beach-Inspired Wall Art with Resin Pouring and Beach Sand!

Jun 24, 2024

Ever wish you could bottle up the feeling of being at the beach? Well, with resin pouring and a little beach treasure, you can! This DIY project is excellent for making a one-of-a-kind piece of wall art that captures the essence of the seaside. Creating beach-inspired wall art with resin pouring and beach sand is a fun and creative way to bring the tranquil vibes of the ocean into your living space. In this blog, we will guide you through making your stunning beach-themed artwork that will have everyone admiring your unique and artistic flair. We recommend joining a resin art workshop to learn how to start this project under professional guidance.

Why Choose a Beach-Inspired Wall Art?

  • Tranquillity and Relaxation: Beach scenes are inherently calming. The blues and greens of the ocean, the soft hues of sand, and the imagery of waves crashing on the shore all evoke feelings of peace and serenity. A beach-themed artwork can bring that sense of tranquillity into your home, creating a relaxing space to unwind after a long day.
  • A Vacation Vibe All Year Round:  Maybe you don't live near the beach or miss those summer vacations by the ocean. Beach-inspired wall art can remind you of happy beach days, bringing a touch of vacation vibes into your everyday life.
  • Versatility and Style: Beach-inspired art isn't limited to seashells and lighthouses. It can encompass many styles, from modern, abstract, traditional, and nautical. This versatility allows you to find pieces that perfectly complement your existing décor, whether your style is minimalist, bohemian, or something in between.
  • Natural Elements and Texture: Beach art often incorporates natural materials like sand, shells, and driftwood. These details add a tinge of texture and organic beauty to your walls, creating a more grounded and inviting atmosphere.
  • Evokes Happy Memories: Perhaps you have fond memories of collecting seashells on childhood beach trips. Beach-inspired art can constantly remind you of those happy times, bringing a smile to your face every time you glance at it.
  • A Conversation Starter:  Unique beach art can be a great conversation starter. Guests will be curious about the origin of the seashells or the inspiration behind the artwork, promoting a warm and inviting vibe in your home.

Why Choose Resin Pouring for Beach-Inspired Wall Art?

Resin pouring is a famous technique artists and DIY enthusiasts use to create beautiful, glossy artwork. The best part about using resin is that it lets you experiment with different materials and textures, making it perfect for recreating the beach look. By incorporating beach sand into your resin art, you can grasp the essence of the shore stunningly and uniquely.

Materials You Will Need

  1. Resin casting kit:  Make sure to choose one that is appropriate for the size of your canvas.
  2. Acrylic paints (optional):  If you want to add pops of colour to your "water."
  3. Beach sand:  Collect clean, dry sand from your favourite beach trip, or purchase aquarium sand.
  4. Seashells and other beachy trinkets (optional):  Small pebbles, driftwood pieces, or even sea glass can add another layer of beach vibes.
  5. Canvas:  A deep-edged canvas works best to accommodate the resin.
  6. Mixing cups and stir sticks: This handles the resin safely and efficiently.
  7. Gloves and respirator:  Safety first! Resin requires proper protection during use.
  8. Ornate frame (optional): Consider framing your finished artwork for an extra touch of elegance.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Before you start, secure proper ventilation in your workspace. Wear gloves and a respirator when handling resin, following the safety instructions on your chosen resin kit.
  2. If you want to add a base layer of colour for your "water," use acrylic paints. Paint the canvas with blues, greens, and whites, reflecting the ocean's depths and sandy shores.
  3. Carefully mix the resin and hardener according to the instructions on your resin kit. Proper mixing is crucial for a successful pour, so follow the recommended ratios and mixing times.
  4. Pour a thin layer of the resin blend onto your canvas or wooden board, evenly covering the entire surface.
  5. While the resin is still in its workable stage, generously sprinkle your beach sand onto the canvas in sections. You can create a defined shoreline or allow the sand to disperse more organically for a natural look.
  6. Allow the sand and resin to dry and cure according to the resin manufacturer's instructions. This process may take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours.
  7. Now comes the fun part! Creatively arrange your seashells and other beachy trinkets (driftwood, pebbles, sea glass) on your canvas's "sandy" portion.
  8. You can also utilise acrylic paints to add colour accents or embellishments to your beach-inspired wall art.
  9. Carefully pour the mixed resin over your entire canvas, ensuring it ultimately covers the sand, seashells, and other embellishments. Use a pouring tool or stir stick to guide the resin and eliminate any air bubbles that may appear.
  10. Utilise a blow torch or heat gun to remove any air bubbles that may have formed in the resin during the curing process.

Tips for Success

  • Work in a well-ventilated area with epoxy resin to ensure proper curing and avoid inhaling fumes.
  • Experiment with different types of beach sand to achieve varying textures and colours in your artwork.
  • Use a hairdryer to create unique patterns and designs in the resin before adding the beach sand.
  • Use different coloured sands to create a sense of depth and dimension on your "beach."
  • Add a touch of blue or green pigment to the resin for a more vibrant "water" effect.
  • Utilise a range of seashells in various sizes and shapes to produce an eye-catching arrangement.  
  • Seal your finished artwork with a clear resin topcoat to protect it from dust, dirt, and UV rays.


By following these easy instructions, you can make a gorgeous wall art design inspired by beaches that will bring coastal charm into any area in your house. Get creative and let your imagination run wild as you bring the serenity of the beach into your living space with resin pouring and beach sand! To learn more about resin art, its techniques, and how to perform them correctly, visit Arts Shala's website. Contact Us for more information.
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