Our Top Tips for Resin Doming
Today's blog is all about Resin Doming. We will answer some frequently asked questions (the first one being) What is resin doming? : ) plus the best resin to use and some top tips from resin artist Alan from @alan_theartfulbear all about doming resin jewellery. So let's get started...
What is Resin Doming?
Resin doming is a technique where the resin sits neatly in a dome shape on the surface of your artwork and does not run over the sides. This technique is commonly used in jewellery and pendants (you may have seen images of jewellery with a raised, domed appearance) or doming can be top coating resin artwork to give a crystal clear finish and a curved shape at the edge of artwork where the resin sits neatly without spilling over the side.
To dome resin wall art, ensure your artwork is completely flat as the resin will self level, start by pouring slowly in the centre of the work and gently nudge the resin to the edge with a spreader, lolly stick or similar an edge at a time. You may want to tape the edges when you first begin doming and eventually as you perfect the technique you will not require tape.
Resin Doming is a technique that requires practise, but selecting the best resin is key.
Which resin should you use?
The best resin for doming is a resin that has a thick viscosity and good surface tension. Viscosity refers to the thickness of the resin. A resin with low viscosity is a thinner resin and high viscosity resins have a thick consistency. Surface tension refers to the strength of the resins surface to ensure it can hold a doming shape.
Apex Resin® One Coat has the highest viscosity on the market (think of treacle or a syrup consistency) and it was designed for coating and doming. With high surface tension and durability, plus a fast cure time of 2 hours, it is perfect for resin doming, jewellery and top coating!
Top Tips for Resin Doming
Thank you so much to @alan_theartfulbear for his top tips below:
I have started using the Apex Resin One Coat for my resin jewellery and I find it works perfectly, specifically for doming pendants.