Resin Art Resolutions: Exploring New Techniques for 2024

Resin Art Resolutions: Exploring New Techniques for 2024

Jun 29, 2024

Resin art has exploded in popularity in recent years, with artists worldwide creating stunning pieces that showcase the attractiveness and versatility of this medium. From colourful abstracts to intricate jewellery, resin offers endless possibilities for artistic expression. As we look ahead to 2024, now is the perfect time to set some resin art resolutions and set yourself up for a year of growth and exploration.

As 2024 unfolds, the creative energy is crackling! For resin artists, it's a time to dive into a fresh year of experimentation and captivating projects. Let's turn our resin dreams into reality by focusing on innovative techniques and vibrant colours.  We recommend joining a resin art workshop to learn how to start this project under professional guidance.

Embracing Nature's Palette

This year, why not draw inspiration from nature's ever-changing beauty? Use clear resin as your canvas and capture the delicate pastels of spring with soft pinks, lavenders, and light greens. As summer explodes with life, mirror its vibrancy with bold oranges, yellows, and fiery reds. As autumn arrives, embrace the rich earth tones of ochre, brown, and deep gold. Let the seasons be your guide!

Beyond the Surface: Techniques to Try

Once you've mastered the basics, push your creative boundaries with these exciting techniques:

1. Alcohol Ink Swirling

This technique creates beautiful, ethereal effects in your resin art. Here's how:

  • Materials: Alcohol inks in various colours you like, transparent resin, disposable cups, stir sticks
    1. Process: Prepare your resin according to the manufacturer's instructions.
    2. In separate disposable cups, add a small amount of clear resin.
    3. Put a few drops of alcohol ink into each cup, creating different colour combinations. Gently use a toothpick to spread the ink for a wispy effect.
    4. Pour the coloured resin strategically onto your mould or prepared surface. Don't overmix the colours—let them dance and blend naturally.
    5. Use a straw or a thin stick to gently manipulate the flowing colours, creating swirls and organic patterns.
    6. Once satisfied with the design, pour the remaining clear resin to encase the coloured swirls.

2. Cell Manipulation

This technique allows you to create mesmerising "cells" within your resin art.

  • Materials: Resin in two or more colours, disposable cups, stir sticks, heat gun (optional)
    1. Process: Mix your resin colours in separate cups as per the instructions.
    2. Pour a thin layer of one colour onto your mould.
    3. Pour another colour on top, but don't mix them thoroughly. Let the colours meet and create a thin layer where they interact.
    4. Use a straw or a comb to gently drag through the colours, disturbing the meeting point and creating wispy tendrils. This will encourage the formation of cells.
    5. To promote cell formation, use a heat gun held at a safe distance to blow gently on the resin surface. The heat can help create more defined and dramatic cells.
    6. Pour clear resin on top to cover everything.

Tips: Experiment with different pouring techniques, colour combinations, and tools to see what kind of cells you can achieve.

3. Resin Geodes

These stunning creations resemble natural geodes, with a crystalline interior encased in a beautiful outer layer.

  • Materials: Resin in various colours, rubbing alcohol, crushed glass or glitter (optional), gloves, disposable cups, stir sticks
    1. Process: Prepare your mould (a dome mould works well for geodes).
    2. Mix a small amount of resin with some rubbing alcohol (a few drops) to create a thin, milky mixture. This will act as a barrier coat and prevent air bubbles from rising from the mould. Spread a thin layer of this mix to the mould and let it dry completely.
    3. Mix different coloured resin for the geode interior. You can add crushed glass or glitter for extra sparkle. Pour this coloured resin into the mould, swirling it slightly to create a textured look.
    4. Let the coloured layer cure partially (according to the resin's instructions for a tacky stage).
    5. Mix clear resin over the coloured layer to encase it completely.

Light Up Your Art

Consider incorporating lighting into your resin creations for an extra dose of magic. Tiny LED lights embedded within the resin can illuminate your art from within, adding a new dimension to your work.

  • Embedding LED lights involves incorporating tiny LED lights within the resin itself. Imagine a swirling mass of resin with little points of light illuminating it from within, creating a magical effect.
  • Resin Night Light: While not explicitly mentioned, the concept of LED lights within resin lends itself well to creating a night light. You could make a beautiful resin-cast design and embed LED lights for a soft, artistic glow.

Trying Different Colour Combinations

Colour is a powerful tool in resin art, allowing you to create mood, depth, and visual interest in your pieces. In 2024, why not challenge yourself outside your usual colour palette and experiment with bold, unexpected combinations? You may be surprised at the stunning effects you can achieve by mixing unexpected hues.

Incorporating Texture and Dimension

Texture and dimension can take your resin art to the next level, adding visual interest and intrigue to your pieces. Experiment with diverse instruments and techniques to construct texture in your resin, such as using a heat gun to create organic patterns or mixing in additives like glitter or sand for added dimension.

Exploring Resin Jewellery

Resin jewellery is a popular niche within the resin art world, offering a unique way to create wearable art pieces. In 2024, why not try creating resin earrings, pendants, or rings? You can experiment with different moulds, colour combinations, and embellishments to create one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces that showcase your creativity.


Let 2024 be a year of artistic exploration! Embrace new techniques, find inspiration in the world, and don't be afraid to experiment. With some creativity and these inspiring ideas, you'll be crafting show-stopping resin art in no time. Happy creating! 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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