How to Use Pigments in Resins
What is a Resin Pigment?
When it comes to creating high-quality works of art, resin pigments offer an exciting and unique opportunity to create stunning effects. A resin pigment is a type of colourant that suspends in resin or another carrier, allowing the artist to mix and blend for amazing results. Basically, if you’re looking to create a resin project with colour – then you need resin pigment!
Resin pigments come in powders and inks and can add new textures and colours to your work while giving it a gorgeous finish. What's also great about resin pigments is that they can be mixed with other materials such as glitter and mica, offering even more diverse, illustrious effects. Not only are resin pigments strong enough to keep their vibrancy through production, but you can also create a wide range of hues.
At Harry & Wilma, we offer a collection of resin powders and inks that come in various colours and styles. Our various epoxy resins are easy to use when following instructions and liven up works of art. From glow-in-the-dark powders to alcohol-based inks, we’ve got what you need to get creative with resin!
A Step-by-Step Guide to Mixing Pigment in Resin
Working with resin can be a fun and rewarding experience, especially when you add resin pigments – allowing your artwork to come to life. Whether you're looking to create colourful resin trinkets, embellished jewellery or artwork, mixing pigment in resin is an easy way to elevate your creations.
It’s important to remember that resin pigments behave differently than paint colours, so make sure to follow the right steps in order to get the best results. To get you started in resin work with pigment colours, here's a step-by-step guide to mixing resin pigment:
1. Mix Your Resin & Hardener
First, mix your resin and hardener according to the manufacturer's guidelines. Powder pigment doesn’t go into the resin until after you have mixed it together. This is an important step, so don’t skip it!
2. Measure Your Resin Pigment
Next, measure out your resin colourant (in powder form) into a separate container and add it directly into your mixed resin. Give them a stir until everything is evenly combined. Always sprinkle in less than you think you’ll need, and add more for a deeper hue if desired. If you are using liquid resin pigments such as alcohol ink, make sure the mixture is combined thoroughly!
Another option is to make a paste before mixing pigment into the resin. This is helpful with heavier powder pigments that don’t dissolve as easily. In this case, pour a small amount of resin onto a smooth surface, then add the powder. Mix it to get rid of any chunks. Once this is completed, you can add this to your mixed resin!
3. Apply to Your Work!
Finally, pour the mixture into moulds or disperse on surfaces as desired and allow them to cure according to product instructions. And there you have it! You've successfully added resin pigment colours to your project.
Start making incredible works of art with resin pigments today! Browse our product range or get in touch with our team for further information.