Epoxy swirling technique
How to Make Swirls in Epoxy. This technique will require a little bit of babysitting to find the perfect window to do the swirls. The best timing or window is when the epoxy is at an higher viscosity ” Honey” texture. This is where the designs you created will stay visible and won’t fade away.
- It is important to maintain an ambient temperature below 22°C/72°F in order to maintain the initial viscosity of the epoxy resin.
- You must have a certain resin thickness in order to be able to create the effects with metallic mica pigments.
- Depending on the system and based on pot life and resin reactivity, it may take some time before the resin begins to thicken
- The faster the epoxy or the shorter its pot life, the shorter the time window for swirling. Also the volume of epoxy used will have an impact on the temperature generated and therefore on the glass to make the swirls.