Resin Cupping- A New Resin Art Method

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Resin Cupping- A New Resin Art Method

New Resin Art Technique: Resin Cupping

Materials used in this piece

Techniques Used in This Piece

This piece, titled RESIN GLAM, uses multiple Resin art techniques, including, but not limited to:

  • The Resin SWIPE (not sure who created this one)
  • The BLOOM technique (originally done in acrylic pours and taught by Sheele Art.  However, my personal inspiration to try this with resin came from Moonkusser Art’s video.
  • RESIN CUPPING: My own technique.

What is Resin Cupping?

Resin cupping, as shown in the video tutorial above, uses silicone cups to create barriers on top of a canvas that direct the flow of resin.

The resin is poured over the cups in various quantities and left for varying amounts of times before cups are removed. Experimenting with different colors and different additives allows you to make endless amounts of designs and effects in your resin art. 

The results are simply awesome.

Check out the video to see how I used the Resin Cupping Epoxy Art technique to create the gorgeous effects in the art pictured above.  The video tutorial also provides tips so you can prefect the Resin Cupping method to use on your own resin art pieces. 

Remember to have fun.  This technique quickly became our favorite as it really exhibits how endless the possibilities truly are for creating with resin!

Resin Cupping Results

Materials Needed For Resin Cupping Technique

As simple as this technique is, you do need a few tools to use it successfully on our resin artwork  Here is the list of materials needed to use the resin cupping technique on your next resin art piece: 

  • Epoxy Resin
  • Color Additives 

For further information on the different additives you can use to color epoxy resin, check out What can you use to color epoxy resin?

  • Wooden Canvas (preferably with raised edges, like this one.)
  • Silicone Cups
    • In different shapes and sizes to make different effects. 
    • I especially love these silicone cupcake cups that comes in a different sizes and shapes. 
    • Here are some more options for different types of silicone cups and shapes to use for your silicone cupping project:

Silicone Cups and Resin Art

Silicone cups are a great investment if you are going to do any type of resin art as epoxy resin will not stick to them.  Not only can you use them for the resin cupping method, but you can use them over and over again to mix your epoxy. 

After you finish a project, let the epoxy resin dry in each of the silicone cups and the next day you can peel the resin right out of the cups and throw it away.  The silicone cups are left clean.

In fact, silicone is so great to use with resin art that I find myself buying anything I see if it is made out of  silicone and reasonably priced.  Even if I am not sure what I will use it for, I eventually find a way to use it for a future project. 

Quick Shout out to some Amazing Resin Artists

I have now been doing resin art for three years and I love it more and more everyday.  However, I want to share some of the artists that inspired my resin art journey.  It is so important to support other artists and unfortunately, we do not see it enough.

So, I will go first.  Thank you ALL for inspiring me to get to where I am today! 

Check out some of these wonderfully talented artists:

MoonKusser Art

Sue Findlay

Tammy Anderson Art


Black Forest Wood Company

Artist Till Death

Debra Smith Art

The Frugal Resinista 

Sherri Vegas

Molly’s Artistry

The Positive Couple

To each and every one of you: Thank you and I hope you know how inspirational you truly are!

8 Responses

  1. I am so glad I came here and read the blog. I was looking for this kinda blog as I wanted a technique to create beautiful designs in resin. I am in so much awe of this blog. LOved it totally…

  2. Thanks for your guide on Resin cupping.  This is exactly what I was looking for and so simple to understand and very useful.  I have come across the swipe and bloom technique before in my research.  However, your cupping looks really beautiful, going to give it a try. I have bookmarked your website for future reference. So glad I found your site.

    1. Abbas- Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m so glad you like the technique 🙂 Please a let us know how your piece comes out!

  3. Wow, what a beautiful piece you made! me and my wife actually wanted to do something like this for a while now and I think you just inspired us. what kind of resin do you recommend? we got some on amazon with some pretty mixed reviews so I want to ask someone with some experience.

    1. I am so glad I could inspire you and your wife to try resin art!  For recommendations on which resins are best for which type of project, check out What Epoxy Resin to Buy: Recommendations for Resin Artists.  It is really confusing on Amazon if you just go by the reviews of their products because they do not necessarily state which epoxy resin is best for which type of project.  In the article I linked above, you will see which epoxy resin is best for whichever project you are tackling, as well as my top recommendations for each of those resins.  The Amazon links have also been included!  Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Thank you very much for this valuable detailed post about Rasin art. I actually studied art when I was in school. I love art very much. But I haven’t done rasin art. The video you have attached is also very helpful. I will definitely try this. Because I love doing things like this. Keep posting like this. I definitely share this.

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