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The Fascinating World of Resin Petri Dish Art

Posted by Adryanna Sutherland on

Welcome back to our blog series, “Pro Tips: Resin & Fluid Art.” Today, we’re delving into the captivating world of Resin Petri Dish Art, a trend that combines science and art in a unique and mesmerizing way.

What is Resin Petri Dish Art?

Resin Petri Dish Art gets its name from the resemblance to petri dishes used in scientific experiments. This art form involves dropping alcohol ink into a dish of resin, which then spreads and creates fascinating, organic patterns that look like microbial growths in a petri dish.

Creating Your Own Resin Petri Dish Art
  1. Prepare Your Resin: Start by mixing a batch of clear resin. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the best results.
  2. Choose Your Dish: You can use a real petri dish, a silicone mold, or any shallow, circular container. Pour your mixed resin into the dish.
  3. Add Alcohol Ink: Now comes the fun part! Drop your alcohol ink into the resin. You can use one color or multiple colors for a more vibrant effect. The ink will spread and create intricate patterns.
  4. Experiment with Techniques: Try dropping the ink from different heights, or use a tool to swirl the ink around. Each technique will create a different effect. For example, a heavier material, like Castin’ Craft mixed with resin, will sink and create interesting patterns in the ink colors. Pouring more clear on top of your ink dots also creates layers of ink designs. 
  5. Let it Cure: Once you’re satisfied with your design, let the resin cure completely. This can take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours, depending on the resin you’re using.

Displaying Your Art

Resin Petri Dish Art can be displayed in a variety of ways. You can frame your pieces, use them as coasters, or even incorporate them into larger pieces of resin art. The possibilities are endless!

Resin Petri Dish Art is a fascinating and accessible way to create stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces. With the right materials from and a bit of creativity, you can bring the beauty of this art form into your own home. Stay tuned for more pro tips in our next blog post!


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