Learn How To Dome With Puduo Epoxy Resin – The Easy Way
As the natural progression of your art skills grows, you may have noticed that other artists finish not only the sides and bottom, but also the top. Putting that final layer of Puduo Resin on top is called “doming.” On a larger piece, such as canvas, it’s also called a flood coat.
Doming can be very intimidating to start. Taking the time to learn this skill will take your creations to the next level. Not only will your creations look more professional, but they will also be more valuable. When selling some of our creations at shows and markets, it’s the products that have that finished, polished look that sell first. For example, I can have the same piece, from the same mold sitting side by side. The domed one can be $35, undomed at $25. The domed one will most likely sell first.
Today I am going to show you an easy way to learn how to dome and make some neat custom keychains. This method will save you the fear of ruining something you created.
- Circular patterns approximately 2″ in diameter printed on paper
- Puduo Epoxy Resin
- Cups approximately 2″ in diameter to support your creation as you work – In this example we are using the cups that come with the 16 oz and 32 oz kits
- Mixing Sticks
First, select or create two, 2″ circular patterns you want to work with. Print them out on paper. Make the front and back sides separately so that you can epoxy them together to create a keychain, pendant, or earring set.
Next, cut your circular patters out and place them on the bottom of a cup. In this example we used the cups that come with Puduo Resin. This example comes to us from the manufacturer.
Mix your resin and add pigments, glitter, or anything else you want to add to your creation. Gently pour the mixed resin onto your creation, being careful to not add too much and overflow off the sides. This product is self-leveling and will flow to the edges without having to push it with a stick. If you have problems with this step, try painting the resin onto the piece first to “wet” it and show the product where to flow. You will find it handy to purchase plastic pipettes. These are used for doming thin surfaces like the edges of trays. They are also a great way to add some control to where the resin is deposited.
Once you are satisfied with your pieces, let them cure for 8-12 hours. At this stage, you can use Puduo UV Resin or Puduo Epoxy Resin to glue the two sides together. Epoxy will give you the most confident bond because you can’t be sure the UV light will reach through the paper. A little bit of experimenting will give you the confidence to figure out which method is best for you.
Once your piece is cured, drill a hole to attach your keychain or earring accessories.
The only limit is your imagination. By learning how to dome your creations, you will be able to achieve the professional looking results you desire! Share your creations on our Instagram channel and tag us to be featured in our stories.
YouTube Video on Doming with Puduo Resin