Are you wondering what the best gold is to use for epoxy resin and geode resin art? You have come to the right place because we use gold colorants in epoxy resin all the time so we have valuable information that we can't wait to share with you.
It's fun to test and play around with different brands and types of gold colorant ideas for resin art and geode resin art projects. You are going to find a ton of gold options to add to your resin in this helpful article.
This piece was made in our DIY Craft Club studio with 5 different gold colorants.
When you mix different shades of gold into your projects, especially when you are creating a layered look, the results can be stunning. Since we create epoxy resin art pieces quite often, we are always on the lookout for the very best gold colors, glitters and micas to use for epoxy resin projects. There are so many choices of gold colorants out there. And companies are constantly adding to their product catalogs so we will be sure to update this list often when we find new and exciting products.
There are many techniques that you can try when incorporating gold into your resin projects.
You can mix the gold into the resin or make gold swirls. Another way to incorporate gold into the epoxy is to mix it right into the cups, pour a layer and then when that is still setting, pour another layer right beside it and use a blow dryer to slightly mix the two. You won’t believe the effects this gets! It’s so pretty. The possibilities are endless here.
HERE'S WHAT GOLD PIGMENTS AND COLORANTS YOU CAN ADD TO RESIN
Micro gold glitter, chunky gold glitter, holographic gold glitter, gold makeup, super fine glitter, mica powders, acrylic paint, paint pens, and more. We'll go through all of these resin gold colorants together below.
Choosing the right gold can be tricky, there are many shades and opacity to choose from. So you might want more of a true gold, or you might need a gold that's more light in color. There's shimmery gold, flat gold, metallic gold. So we will go through this list below to help you out with choosing the right gold.
This is a chunky gold spectrum of gold stars, speckles, hexagons, and dust all incorporated into one. A couple of ways to use this particular gold is to mix it into the clear stage of your resin and then pour, or you can sprinkle it right onto the resin and some of the heavier pieces will sink down while other bits will stay at the top and that gives a really pretty layered effect.
This 1lb bottle is one of those staples when it comes to using gold glitter in your geode resin art and epoxy resin crafts. This gold glitter can be used by pouring it into your epoxy before pouring or you can sprinkle it on here and there for extra touches. It's light but some specs will start to sink into the resin so just be aware of that.
This gold is a golden ginger color and is absolutely stunning. This powder is very sticky so it's best to incorporate it into the resin a little bit at a time. This shop has many colors to choose from and a little goes a very long way.
This set of mica colorants have a few different shades of gold to use for your epoxy resin crafts. You can add the mica powder into the resin at no more than 10% which will color the resin perfectly. Mica is one of the most used colorants for epoxy resin crafts and is especially great for geode resin art or resin jewelry. The subtle sparkle and shine gives the pieces a luxurious look.
This is a tried and true gold for epoxy art. This gold powder is ultra fine and evenly blended so it will mix into the epoxy very nicely. This gold powder is formulated to add dynamic shiny accents so you can use this by mixing it right into the resin before you pour. Another way to use this powder is by brushing it onto the epoxy after it was cured and then pour on another clear layer. That gives an effect like it is suspended. A little goes a long way so use just a bit and mix that in before deciding if you need more. It's very bold.
This mica powder is ultra fine (200-700 microns in size) so when you mix it into the resin, it will give your pours kind of like a pearlescent golden shine. A little goes a long way so just use a bit and mix it in and then add more if you want a stronger golden color.
If you are looking for a metallic gold then you must check out this set. With the gold paint you can use it to mix into your epoxy resin at no more than 10% to get an extreme gold color. Another way to use this paint is to paint the sides of your pieces or to paint over the glue that you use to separate your geode sections. These true golds come out perfect every time.
Did you know you can also use Golden fluid acrylics epoxy resin? One way to get a clear marble effect is to stir it into the epoxy resin. But don't stir it in completely. This will leave some clear sections that when poured, gives a really lovely effect. If you try it, be aware that some of the streaks won't be completely dissolved into the resin and you may need a clear top coat of resin after the paint is dry.
This kind of gold isn't sparkly so it would look great right beside a high shine or sparkle section to give you more of a contrast in your piece. Another way you can use this is to pour a white layer, let it dry and then paint or splatter this paint, let it dry again and then pour on a clear coat of epoxy resin.
This is another gold that has a deep rich color. This is a highly pigmented gold paint that is designed to cover up dark backgrounds so if you are going to use this with black colored epoxy resin, you might like this a lot. This paint gives a beautiful gold sheen and the light catches it in the most perfect way. You will love the whole creative process when you are working with this gold paint.
A personal favorite of all time. The Krylon gold leafing pen. Use this for drawing lines onto geode resin artwork. This gold pen just gives resin pieces that finishing touch that brings everything together. This paint pen has a chisel tip so it's really easy to use. We have used this on so many projects and you can have a closer look at it in a review of this gold leafing pen on our YouTube channel right here.
Gold leafing sheets are extremely thin so you can either break them up and mix the pieces into the epoxy resin or you can glue the gold sheets onto your art surface and play with different designs and then pour the resin on top.
Some of you reading this might only want to use real gold sheets in your geode resin or epoxy resin pieces. You can up the price on your pieces if you are using real gold. It can be pricey, so play around with the imitation gold first to get your techniques perfect before using the real gold.
Glue sticks are helpful if you are pouring different shades of gold or other colors that you don't want mixed together on your piece. You can make a well with these gold colored glue sticks and that will keep your sections separated. We have written a super helpful article on some of our best tips when working with epoxy resin. Check out the article here.
I can't even tell you how many times nail polish has saved the day! Use this for little touch-ups that always seem to be needed here and there. You can use nail polish on top of crushed rocks or anything else you want to make gold.
We were testing out different ways to get a golden shimmer effect that was really subtle and the only way we got perfect results was with eye shadow powder. What we did was scrape off a bit into the epoxy and lightly stirred it in. Then we poured it onto clear sections as well as epoxy that was colored white and the effects were stunning. If you want the colors to slightly blend together, you can use a blow dryer or heat gun to blow it around on your surface. Have fun with this!
We could not believe the result when we tried this gold fire glass out on some small test projects. It shines on and on in the most perfect way. If you are looking to get an extremely bright color throughout your epoxy resin art or geode resin art, then try this out.
These gold acrylic ice rocks are perfect for embedding into your geode pours or gluing directly onto your surface. The unique shapes will give your geode resin art a pretty gold reflective surface because they are well polished.
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When you are making geode resin pieces, be prepared by gathering all of your materials and getting everything organized on your table. This is really helpful because you don't want to be opening drawers looking for things, you'll get resin everywhere. So set everything up before you start like we did in the video below. Also, browse through photos of actual geodes so you can understand how they look in nature.
Thanks for reading and we hope this article helped you find some of the best gold ideas for your epoxy resin and geode resin art projects. We are constantly trying out new products so if we find any more really great gold supplies, we will keep adding to this list so keep checking back. If you have any suggestions that you would like us to add, let us know in the comments.
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