Must-Haves for Resin Art
Every artist I know has a list of “must-haves”. You may have seen your favorite photographer post about what they carry around in their camera bag. Or maybe there’s a painter you know who swears by a certain brand of acrylic and is never without it in their studio. As a resin artist, it's much the same. In addition to the materials needed to create my art, however, I am also sure to use certain safety gear when in the studio to protect myself as resin can be a hazardous medium to work with. Below is a list of favorite supplies that I’ll always have on-hand when I’m working.
MAS epoxies resin
- If you’ve followed me for any length of time, then you know that MAS epoxies is my go-to brand for resin. Over the years I’ve tried a variety of different resins and none have truly compared. Finding one that is high quality, doesn’t yellow, and provides for all different kinds of projects and needs is hard to come by but MAS delivers. Not to mention, as a brand they are great at supporting and promoting the artists in their network! At all times you will find the Art Pro Epoxy and Table Top resins in my studio. If you live in Hawai’i, you can even purchase it directly from my website!
GLOW Resin Art Pigments
- I have been working with GLOW Resin Pigments for about a year now and I can truly say they are a game changer. The level of depth they give to paintings, the shimmer they add to my oceans, has all been so great. They also have such a wide array of colors which allows me to be playful and try out different styles and color combinations from time to time. Some of my favorites include their Peacock Green, Ocean Blue, Gold, and Shimmer Pearl. Plus I love that they are created by artists, for artists!
3M Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6800 with the 3M Multi Gas/Vapor Cartridge/Filter 60926
- That may be a mouthful of a name but it’s the product I trust most with keeping me safe from resin fumes. This full face mask ensures that while I’m spending lengthy amounts of time in the studio and using large quantities of resin, I don’t have to worry about any of the harmful toxins it may be omitting. Working with small amounts of resin in a well-vented area is supposed to be okay without a mask, but considering my studio space and the amount of time I spend working with the matter it’s not worth the risk of not having one on. Especially when mixing paints and pigments with the resin and adding heat elements. Better safe than sorry! And protect your precious eyes too!
- This is generic and may seem obvious but until you have had resin dried to your skin or clothes, you don’t know how necessary adding these items to your studio can be! I’ve had mishaps with resin in my hair, have had to use all sorts of tricks to get it off my hands, and have ruined favorite clothing items. If you’re new to the resin world - do yourself a favor and stock up on these before starting! Resin can be a sticky mess!
There are so many more amazing items I use, most of which I buy on Amazon. You can see my full list of supplies and shop them directly here: sarahcaudleart.com/pages/shop-amazon-supplies