Epoxy Resin Art: Pouring techniques with Haksons pigments

Recently we launched a set of pigments specialised for Haksons Epoxy Resin projects in our Haksons Resin Supplies category. At BohriAli, we are constantly working on new products which are used for new applications. These pigments are used for a number of applications along with our Haksons Epoxy Resin.

We are demonstrating a few of the art pieces created and the techniques used to make the art in the blog today.

We’ve used a variety of pigments right from our brand new Haksons Concentrated pigments, to Haksons pearl powders, Sprayons Pearl colours and even Haksons Fluorescent acrylic paints mixed with resin to achieve some beautiful 3D effects and finishes on our art pieces. The center of each art piece is the Haksons Epoxy Resin and Haksons Pigments. We take you through a series of pictures and gifs along with descriptions that show you some of the techniques to pour pigments mixed with epoxy resin.

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Starry night artwork
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Skies of Fire Artwork
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Black and Yellow Artwork

 

We take you through a few steps to make it very easy for you to create something like this for yourself!

When do you mix the pigments with the Haksons Resin?

Prepare the resin following the regular steps till the resin and hardener are one homogenous mixture. Pour some amount of resin in different transparent cups depending upon the colours you plan to make.

Add pigments and mix thoroughly.

Varying the amount of pigment added can change the colour created.

Mix The Pigments With The Resin In Transparent Glasses GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

What are the different pigments that can be mixed with Haksons Resin?

  1. The go to pigment for the epoxy resin are the Haksons Concentrated Pigments. They give a transparent tint to the entire resin with a single drop. Add more according to the colour you want to achieve. It gives almost the same surface finish as you would get with using only the epoxy resin i.e. the smooth high gloss clear coat. As it retains the transparency, it helps give a deep 3D effect to your art.

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    Starry Night – We have used Bubble gum pink, blue, gold pearl concentrated pigments in the art above. Look at the 3D effects!
  2. The next pigments that you must add to your art are the pearl effect pigments. This gives the art a sparkling metallic effect with a variety of shades. Use in varying quantities depending on your pocket. In the projects featured below we used the liquid pearl gold pigment , the green pearl powder. We also mixed white pearl powder with resin tinted with the green pigment to give an additional dimension.

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    Starry night – The gold pearl just poured on the art piece. The final effects are shown in the previous image. The blow torch can catalyse the interactions!
  3.  We move on to the opaque pigments which are essential to bring the art together. We have used a number of opaque pigments ranging from acrylic paints to water based neon paints to opaque resin pigments to water based metallic colours. The acrylic colours do not readily mix with the transparent pigments and hence give a unique effect to your art as shown below. The water based acrylic do not give the same smooth glass like finish over the top of the surface once cured.

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    Skies of fire – The acrylic silver pearl pigments creates some aberrations on the surface of the art

In the end, the possibilities are endless. Its all about iterations and getting the best out of the resin with the pigments at hand.

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Black and Yellow – Haksons Epoxy Resin mixed with black pigment, neon yellow, green pearl powder and neon yellow pigment

Is there a method behind pouring resin?

The answer is no! The effects you want to bring out from the art will drive the methods used to pour the resin with different pigments. It is advisable to pour in small small amounts rather than all in one go. This will give you more control over the colours.

Pour different colours the way you want them for different effects. Pour layers on layers and use your hands, or a stick, a blow torch or simply blow over the freshly poured pigments for some beautiful 3D effects. If the resin overflows, let it overflow, you can always pick it up and put it back on the art. Don’t fret over wasted resin, that doesn’t together with the creativity.

Before you start pouring, don’t forget to make sure your piece of wood or canvas is at 0 level or the resin with coloured pigments will start flowing according to the slope.

Pouring The Resin Mixed With Water Based Neon Pigment On The Art. GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

 

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Black and Yellow – The patterns generated with initial pouring of pigments on the black epoxy resin base. The acrylic neon yellow refuses to mix in.
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Black and Yellow – As the pigments interact with each other, different 3D effects are created. Techniques like blowing and bottling effects add another dimension to the art

We hope you have got a good idea of how to use pigments with resin and pour it to create a number of effects. We had so much fun making these three art pieces. We are pretty sure you will too!

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  8 comments for “Epoxy Resin Art: Pouring techniques with Haksons pigments

  1. May 5, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Great

  2. August 2, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    hi, i wanted to know whether i can make water effect using your products

    • admin
      August 12, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      Hi, You most definitely can. Use the pigments with the resin hardener in the correct layers and it is possible to create the effects.

  3. Adil
    November 12, 2017 at 4:18 am

    I want to know that if we use glass cups for pouring resin and gardener.. so that glass can be washed and cleaned??? If yes how???

    • admin
      November 24, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      Hey, The glasses will have to be wiped clean. Do not mix water with uncured resin or hardener. That will make it milky

  4. madhan
    May 8, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Do u have epoxy based transparent pigment ???
    (Haksons Concentrated Pigments – Green -30g) – is this transparent or translucent pigment??

  5. Gazal Gupta
    June 2, 2019 at 8:26 am

    I don’t understand how to mix pigments and in what proportion?
    I am newbie to resin.

    • admin
      June 5, 2019 at 6:48 am

      Hi! Do have a look at our #askthehaksons video on Youtube for more details. Also go through our detailed blogs for the same,

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