Epoxy resin can be applied to many of your projects to increase their depth, professionalism, and value. On this page, we’ll explore how epoxy resin and woodworking can come together to make truly unique pieces of art. Whether you want to cast a wooden blank or carve a beautiful piece of wood art, this page will help inspire your next work of art.
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Gotta Start Somewhere, Why Not With A Wood Blank?
A great way to start woodworking with epoxy resin is to create a pearlescent or glow in the dark wood blank. A wood blank is a piece of wood that is cast in epoxy resin to later be shaped into an amazing piece of art or custom product. A wooden blank can be made in 12 easy steps with a piece of burl wood, epoxy resin, and a square-shaped mold. Continue reading to learn how to create your own wood blanks like the ones in these images by our friend @SawltyDawgLeather_and_Wood. Once you’re ready to start your own project, be sure to download our FREE resin guides which are further down the page.
Find the perfect piece of wood. Try using burl wood or experiment with a piece of wood from outside your house.
Use a 10-inch rectangular plastic or wooden mold.
Spray the mold release into the mold and allow to dry.
Use a small dab of hot glue to keep the wood from floating to the surface once the resin is added.
Now it's time to mix the resin by adding equal parts hardener and resin into separate cups, then combining the two together.
Once the resin and hardener are combined into one cup, mix thoroughly for 3-5 minutes until the mixture is clear.
Add pigments to the resin by mixing mica pearl pigments for a metallic, marbled effect or glow powder to see your art light up at night (see the perfect powder to resin ratios at the bottom of the page).
Pour the resin mixture into the mold, and only pour up to 6 ounces of resin mixture at a time. Since resin is thermosetting, pouring more than 6 ounces can result in the resin becoming very hot and disrupting the curing process.
Torch the surface after pouring to remove surface bubbles. If your piece requires more than a 6 ounce pour, then allow 3-5 hours between each additional layer. Be sure to torch the surface after pouring each additional layer and double check after an hour of each pour. A toothpick can also be used to poke bubbles to avoid burning the wood.
Cover the mold after each pour to prevent dust and debris from sticking to the surface.
After 24 hours the resin is hardened enough to be removed from the mold, but it will not be fully cured for another 48 hours.
Now all you have to do is decide what to create with your blank!
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Art by: @SawltyDawgLeather_and_Wood
Every Pour Is Unique
This resin is great!!! It's not too thick or too thin. The resin cures to a crystal clear and has about a 40 to 45 minute working time!!!
User-friendly 1 to 1 ratio and doesn't have a strong odor. Price is very fair, especially compared to other art resins. I look forward to using this resin more and trying out new effects. Works amazing with the Art 'N Glow powders.
Now that you know the basics of woodworking with epoxy resin, what will you create? Cast your next piece of wood art with Art 'N Glow Epoxy Resin and remember to download our free step-by-step resin guides!
Commonly Used To Create With Resin
Pearlescent Wood Art
Pearl pigments add a fantastic dimension to wood art. Experiment with marbling effects and easy to create metallic finishes. Use 1 gram (about 1/8 of a teaspoon) to each ounce of resin for an opaque mixture. Experiment with smaller amounts for a more transparent mixture.
Glow In The Dark Wood Art
Glow powder can easily be mixed into epoxy resin to add a glowing aspect to your next piece of wood art. Vibrant results can be achieved by combining 7 grams of glow powder to each ounce of epoxy resin. This mixture will make sure your art glows nice and bright for up to 10 hours!
Make Sure Your Art Glows
When using glow powder, make sure your art glows nice and bright by charging the glow powder with the sun or a UV black light. After being charged, the glow powder will initially glow very brightly and then dim as it enters its "afterglow" phase. Our glow powder can be recharged millions of times so feel free to top off the charge as often as you'd like!