Resin Geode Art Tutorial and Process Video
Resin Geode Art Process Video
Resin Geode Art Inspiration
I vividly remember watching a Facebook video of Mrs. Colorberry creating a fantastic resin geode art piece. She was actually my inspiration to start working with epoxy resin. Colorberry, a quirky fireball of an artist, is incredibly talented and I was not sure I would be able to ever make anything as beautiful as her work. Working hard learning different techniques and, most importantly, finding my own techniques for making resin geode wall art has led me to where I am today.
I have sold the piece in this video and I can not explain how happy I feel that this resin geode art piece is making a complete stranger smile every time they walk by it hanging on their wall. That was my goal when I set out to learn resin art, and this piece was one of the first sales I made, bringing me one step closer to realization. I am proud to have committed to making resin art pieces I am proud of.
As you can see on my YouTube channel, I started with small resin art pieces, so this larger size geode challenged me. I am very happy with the results. Hopefully this tutorial answers any questions you may have about creating your own resin geode wall art.
If you would like a custom resin geode wall art piece made for your home, please email CraftelotResinCo@gmail.com or send us a message on our Contact Us page. I work very closely with clients ordering custom pieces so I can ensure each color used is perfect and that the client ends up with the piece they envisioned. A resin Geode Art piece they absolutely LOVE.
Resin Geode Art Materials
How to Make Resin Geode Art
Step One: Resin Geode Art Canvas Preparation
Cutting your Resin Geoide Art Canvas to Size
I use an MDF board as my canvas. However, Birchwood also works as a canvas for this project.
If you do not want to deal with shipping a large piece of wood to your home, I suggest visiting your local Home Depot or Lowe’s store. Both of these stores will have MDF or Birchwood panels in stock. Sometimes, there is a scrap wood section where you can find a pre-cut piece of board that will work well as a canvas.
If there is no such section at your local store, or you want a different size than is available, ask an employee to cut a piece for you from the big palettes. The service is free of charge at both Home Depot and Lowe’s.
Next, you must decide what size you want to make your resin geode art piece. I use an irregularly, half-mooned, shaped canvas, to mimic a real geode. However, you can make a beautiful resin geode art piece on a square canvas as well.
If you decide on an irregular shape, use a pencil to trace a rough outline on your board. Next, use a jigsaw (with the appropriate blades for the wood you are using) to cut along your pencil line. Once you have cut, you are ready to move on to preparing the surface of your resin geode art canvas.
Applying the Base Coat to You Resin Geode Art Canvas
Use a Gesso paint or a paint/primer combination (typical house paint) to paint the entire surface of your geode canvas. Do not forget to paint the sides!
Let dry, and add a second layer.
Let the second layer dry, then move on to the next step, Adding Embellishments.
Step Two: Adding Embellishments to your Resin Geode Art
Add embellishments to your resin geode art piece. Natural geodes tend to have crystals in the center, so this is where I like to put most of the crystal embellishments. Placement is up to you, but here are some options for products that work great for resin geode art embellishments:
Once you have laid your embellishments onto the canvas where you would like them, mix up a batch of epoxy resin, and coat the embellished part of your canvas with a layer of clear epoxy resin. Let this cure overnight and then move onto the next step.
Step Three: Mix Color Mediums and Apply to Canvas
Mix your resin according to the directions on the bottle you are using. Be sure to mix up enough epoxy resin to cover your canvas.
Mix the pigments you have selected into your epoxy resin. (Remember, a little goes a long way when working with epoxy and pigments.)
HOT TIP: Using different mediums, such as alcohol inks, paints, and pigment powders, creates amazing effects. The difference in weight of each pigment causes some to sink and others to float. Using this strategy is a great way to achieve breathtaking effects in your piece.
As you can see in the video, after mixing your color mediums into your epoxy resin, pour your colored resin onto your canvas in whatever order you think looks best.
BEGINNER’S NOTE: If you are working with a big canvas, it is smart to pour in sections. Pouring in small sections allows for more time to place the colored resin on the canvas before it starts to cure.
Let the piece cure and move on to the next step.
Step Four: Apply Lines to Your Geode Resin Art
Using a paint marker, usually a metallic gold or silver, trace lines onto your geode resin art. This technique mimics the look of a real geode in nature and adds the perfect finishing touch of detail to a Geode Resin Art Piece. Here is a close up of the lines I added to the piece in the video:
Step Five: Final Flood Coat
If you are happy with the piece, mix up another batch of epoxy resin for your flood coat. Mix up enough to cover the entire surface. Apply the flood coat, let cure, and you have your very own resin geode art piece! Congratulations!
Note: If you are not happy with your piece, add another layer to your geode before adding a flood coat. One of the greatest things about resin art is that you can keep working on a piece until you get it just the way you want it!
Resin Geode Art On Display
Here are some pictures of my Resin Geode Art pieces on display! I hope you enjoy them. Please comment if you decide to try this yourself. I would love to hear how your piece turns out.
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