How to use acrylic paint to pigment epoxy resin to any colour

How to use acrylic paint to pigment epoxy resin to any colour


For this project I’m using Clear Epoxy Art Resin, which has a 2A:1B mix ratio by weight Refer to the manufacturers datasheet for your brand of resin, and look for the section on ‘pigments’ This resin will comfortably accept up to 4% of it’s own weight in pigment Weigh out some resin that you want to colour, in this case 10g To work out 4%, divide the weight of the resin by 100 then multiply by 4 In this case, 4% of 10g=0.4g of acrylic paint Add the paint to the resin and mix thoroughly Notice how the paint has gone much darker in the resin This effect will vary from colour to colour, so do a tester pot before committing to a large quantity You can always lighten the colour by adding some white, just don’t exceed the maximum of 4% in total Here I’m using half green and half white I have mixed an assortment of colours to test. The red goes VERY dark, and the violet looks a completely different colour to the original paint Any paint that isn’t properly mixed will sink to the bottom of the mould and won’t cure For each colour I mixed another pot with half white added to the colour Cherry Red Pumpkin Buttercup Spring Green Bahama Blue Lush Pink Wild Violet Chocolate Brown Blanc (White) Black Periwinkle Metallic Copper Here are all the colours next to a swatch of pure acrylic paint Thanks for watching!

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