Abstract Art: Intro to Fluid Painting with Resin | Tiffany Egbert | Skillshare

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Abstract Art: Intro to Fluid Painting with Resin

teacher avatar Tiffany Egbert, Designer, Photographer and Artist

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Intro to Fluid Painting with Resin


    • 2.



    • 3.

      Mixing Resin


    • 4.

      Mixing Paint and Resin


    • 5.

      Table Setup


    • 6.

      Base Layer


    • 7.

      Black Pour


    • 8.

      Dirty Pour


    • 9.



    • 10.

      Covering your painting


    • 11.



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In this class you will be learning the basics of fluid painting using resin and acrylic paint. 

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Tiffany Egbert

Designer, Photographer and Artist


Hello there! My name is Tiffany Egbert and I am a Phoenix Based graphic designer, photographer and maker. I love designing infographics, shooting fashion and food photography, and any and all fiber arts. I started doing macrame this past year and completely fell in love finding it to be super therapeutic and a wonderful form of creativity that for a change did not involve using a computer or machine to create, just my hands! Since then I've also fallen in love with weaving and fabric dying. In my free time when I'm not making things I love doing yoga, vintage shopping, and fancy dinner parties. 

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1. Intro to Fluid Painting with Resin: Hi. My name is Tiffany Egbert and I am an artist designer in the owner of Desert Bloom. Today I'm gonna be teaching you the art of fluid painting using resin and acrylic paint. I've only been doing this process for a few months now, but shortly after, I kind of tried a few pieces. I got totally mesmerized and decided I wanted to take on the 100 day project. What is where you create 100 things in 100 days. So I created 100 paintings in this process and 100 days, and I learned a lot. And I'm really excited to share with you. I'm kind of what I learned. So today we're gonna be learning all the basics of how to properly mix your materials, um, and then how to pour your piece. And this process is super interesting because you're actually not going to use any paintbrushes at all. It's all pouring your paint onto the canvas and then taking the campus in your hands and moving around. So it's a lot of fun. And just like Mac remain a lot of the other artwork I dio I'd say it's super relaxing and very meditative. So I'm really excited to teach you guys and I can't wait to see what you come up with. 2. Materials : all right. So before we get started, you're gonna need to gather your materials. The first thing you're gonna need is your resin. And I really like the resin from art resin dot com. It's not toxic, and it just has a really nice finish. These air giant jugs. You probably won't need that much for your project, but I'm gonna talk about measurements in the next videos. We'll talk about that, and then you're gonna need your canvas, which I'm using wood today, which I got cut by someone locally. But you can actually find something super similar on Amazon. Um, I've seen these around wood pieces before, and then you can also use just a normal campus. That's pretty great, too, Mom. And then you'll need your paint, which I'm using acrylic today just black and white to keep it simple. And this brand basics, Um, it works great, and it's super cheap. So I have really liked that you also need a bunch of cups. Um, probably at least seven today, two pairs of gloves and then I have a couple Tarbes outs. Um, you'll need one or tour of those. Um, you'll need a little mini torch guy, and then you're gonna need some paint sticks. Also very helpful are alcohol waves, Um, and all who links to some of the stuff. It's harder to find, um and, uh, the resin, especially if you go on our resin dot com. They actually have a few different kits that are really great for beginners that include the torch, rosen, some gloves and some spreaders, so that might be something really good to start with. 3. Mixing Resin: All right, So then this next video, I'm gonna show you how to measure and mix your resin and hardener. And But first, we're gonna put on our gloves because this stuff is super sticky. If you do happen to get on your skin, I would issues those alcohol wipes to wipe it off, probably right away. Just cause it, it'll stay on forever. Um, but as faras, how much you'll need? It depends on the size of your piece. You can go to art Resins website, and they have a little calculator. That kind of tells you how much you'll need per square foot. But I always end up using mawr eso for me for a piece that's one foot by one foot, I usually end up using four ounces of hardener hardener and four ounces of resin, so it's eight ounces total. No matter what, you're always doing equal parts, Um, and then on this piece, since it's about two feet by two feet, I'm going to be using um so it'll be four square feet, so four times for 16 Selby using 16 ounces of hardener and 16 ounces of resin. That makes sense. So this little handy thing has measurements on it. So I definitely recommend finding one of these so you can get it just totally perfect. And for me, it doesn't really matter which one I put poor. First, you just have to pay attention to make sure you don't pour one and one twice because I've done that before. And, um, your piece actually will never dry. So just pay attention so that I'm gonna come down here so I can see the measurements. So I'm gonna do 16 ounces of each. Okay, put that sign. Perfect. That's right. At 32 ounces. All right, so now that I've got all poured, I'm gonna mix it, and I'd say makes it for about three minutes with one of your little stir sticks. Basically, after this is fully mixed, it's only going Teoh um, be fluid for about 45 minutes. So after 45 minutes, your resin is going to start to harden. It's definitely not gonna be dry. I might say it takes at least 24 hours for it to fully cure and dry and not be sticky. Um, but it's basically since we're doing fluid painting that you're moving the paint around. It's just not really gonna move after about 45 minutes. So sometimes when I'm making a bigger piece, I'll dio half of the mixture first and then all halfway through mix my second half just so I don't run out of time. But on a piece this big, um, on for what we're doing Just to color, I should be ableto get it done within 45 minutes. So does keep mix in for about three minutes, and then I will show you what the next step is. 4. Mixing Paint and Resin: All right, So it's been about three minutes on the resin and hardener mix, and now I'm gonna mix the resident with the paint. So I'm just gonna pour into these two cups. Since I have two colors, one is gonna go into each cup, so leave a little room second still mix in there. There's a little bit left, which all Sure, I'll use in a minute. Um, so basically, you're just gonna squeeze, um, each individual paint into each cup. I don't really have a specific measurement, but I think I squeeze about that much. He's And then I'm just gonna miss each one individually until it's just all Even so there isn't really, like, a minute. Um, count on this one. But you can kind of tell when it starts toe, even now, get solid. Looks pretty good to me. Okay, We expect black. Make sure you get around the edges. Corn. That is pretty good. All right. So in the next step, I'm gonna show you how to set up your piece. 5. Table Setup: All right. So now I'm gonna show you how to set up your piece. Um, I mentioned before I had two tarps. Usually when I'm doing this, I cover my entire table in a tarp, But I think it's going to be easier to see what's going on with this brown paper. So just keep that in mind. You can use paper, you can use a tarp, and then at the end, I'm gonna completely cover everything up. So that's where the second tarp comes in. But for now, this is a pretty good set up for me. So I have my four cups that I'm gonna place on to my table, and then I'm just gonna put my campus on top of that and that'll give it room so the paint can drip off, and it's not gonna like it's stuck to your surface. So this is where we're going to start 6. Base Layer: All right, So for this piece, I'm going to do two colors, just black and white. And I'm gonna initially discover the entire canvas in my first color, which is white. Sometimes I don't do this, and I'll just pour and kind of fill in the gaps. But for this piece, it's kind of the easiest thing to dio. Um, so basically, you're just gonna we take my pain, stick out for now, so doesn't get in the way. Um, but I'm just gonna pour it onto my chemists, all this, and then you can use your paint stick Or if you have those, um, spreader sticks just kind of spread it around, okay? And I'm actually gonna use that extra resident to make some more white. Okay, you can see that the second white and mixes the colors a little bit different, but we're gonna pour so much more pain on here, you're not really gonna be able to tell too much of the end, So it's not a big deal that happens to you. Um, so yeah. So this is our base layer, And, um, in a moment, I'm gonna show you how to do your first real poor with the black 7. Black Pour: All right. So I'm gonna do my first poor with the black. And I feel like I poured a little bit too much in this cup, and it might all just spell it too fast. I'm actually gonna just kind of pour half of it in there. Um, basically, I like to start, maybe, like, an inch away from the end of the campus. Just so your lines air kind of even at Theo end there. Um, I used to kind of start, like, right on the edge just cause I didn't wanna waste the materials much. But I think it just looks better if you start slightly over on about an inch away on dime. Just basically going to make some, like, nice curves. Um, across this campus. All right, so here we go for the 1st 1 first. Poor. You can see it's kind of starting to move. Then I'm gonna dio one more poor good, nice curves. I'm just gonna support the rest of that there. Do the third, third. Poor. Okay. Next thing I wanna do is kind of pick up the campus in my hands, start to move the pain around a little bit. Let's see moves pretty fast right now. Okay. All right. So those are our first pours. The next thing I'm going to show you how to dio, um in the next video is a dirty poor. 8. Dirty Pour: All right, so now we're gonna do a dirty poor, which is really fun. The first time I did it, I got kind of nervous. I thought the pain would like mixed together, but actually stays pretty separate just because of the properties of the resident. Um, so basically, you're gonna mix the two colors into one cup. I'm gonna use, um, one of these cups have already been using. I'm gonna pour a bit more black into their And then on top of that, I'm just gonna pour, um, some white. You can kind of swirl it around a little bit. You could see that. Cool. Sometimes I like to do layers. We'll add more black and more white, but well, to see how this one looks to start out with. So I'm just going to kind of use these curves that I started with and do some pouring on top of that and see what it looks like. All right. Cool. It's been nice stripe, and especially with the dirty pours. I like to move it around, cause then you can kind of see the pain open up a little bit more. You get more kind of layers okay. It's over. The next one, I think I'm gonna pour a little bit more white into their Okay. Then I'm gonna committee of this curve next. Same, actually, this guy, same kind of thing. Awesome. I'm gonna move it. That one. You can really see it kind of separate. Okay, No more. Pour a little bit more black in there, but you're right. Let's try. Eric, It's black. Put the white. Okay. All right. And I'm feeling like, uh, this corner over here needs some more paint starship Walk around for a little bit more. We're here. Okay. Definitely. Gonna move this around a little bit. Kind of start to push off the campus. Okay. Like that. All right. So I'm just gonna do a couple more dirty pours, kind of in that wave. I like this. Make sure we've got going, so I'm gonna use it moving all of it. Okay. Awesome. I'm really loving how this is looking, so I am actually done pouring. Um, and then the next step is gonna be just to use your little mini torch and go in pop. All little bubbles 9. Torching: All right, So now we're ready to ease a little torch gun to pop the bubbles. This part is optional, but I think it just makes it have such a nice, nicer finish. In the end, you may notice I took off my gloves because I don't want to get my gun sticky. So take off your gloves and do this with clean hands. All right? So missed a, uh, not supposed to the canvas. You can see the bubbles start toe pop. I don't want to get too close. I've only burnt to canvass once, and it was just a little bit by this part's kind of tricky. Oh, okay. 10. Covering your painting: All right. So we have our finished piece here, and I'm gonna show you kind of how to cover it up as it dries. Um, this part is also optional. You're gonna have to get a little bit creative, depending on the size of your piece. But I really love doing this just because any dust can kind of float down or hair and get stuck to it. Um, and that kind of stinks when you've spent this time on the score to speak. So, um, to cover this one up, I'm going to be using some buckets. Um, is putting one on each side, and then I have an extra, um, would canvas. I'm just gonna lay on top, which, if you have, like, really started cardboard or something else totally works. Just cover it completely. And then I'm gonna take one of my tarts and didn't completely cover. Um, peace talks. Okay. Just make sure your tarp doesn't stick to your piece, and that's it. It's completely covered. If you're making a smaller piece, you could definitely find, um, like a craft box that you can actually do your piece inside of. And then you can just close up the box that works great for pieces that are about one foot by one foot. Um, and maybe for larger pieces, you could find a box that you could fair piece in and just close it up. But this for me is working, so yeah, get creative completely. Cover your piece up and you're gonna wait about 24 hours for it to cure and dry on. Ben, I'll meet you back here and we can check out what it looks like. 11. Conclusion: all right, so it's been about 24 hours. My painting has completely dried and cured, and it's actually already ready to go up on the wall. So I hung it up on the wall, and I think it looks pretty awesome. Hopefully, you guys are finished with your pieces as well. And if you want to snap a picture and share it in the class projects, that would be amazing. I'd love to see it. Um, if you guys are interested in learning more about fluid painting or about my work, check me out at at Desert, Loom on Instagram or doesn't loom dot com. And again, thank you so much for checking this class out, and I'm really excited to see what everyone comes up with.