How to Make Swirls in Epoxy

How to Make Swirls in Epoxy

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.

There are some things to consider to make sure you can create interesting textures in your projects.
  1. It is important to maintain an ambient temperature below 22°C/72°F in order to maintain the initial viscosity of the epoxy resin.
  2. You must have a certain resin thickness in order to be able to create the effects with metallic mica pigments.
  3. Depending on the system and based on pot life and resin reactivity, it may take some time before the resin begins to thicken
  4. 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.
When creating swirls, it is important to take your time. In order to avoid the formation of bubbles during movement in your epoxy, it is essential to move the resin slowly when it is higher in viscosity. Keep a tool near you as soon as the resin is ready and at the right viscosity. Keep a blow dryer
or heat gun close to eliminate the presence of bubbles. A simple passage a few inches is enough to make them disappear. You can create swirls using different tools. We recommend using small metal spatulas and avoiding wooden sticks.
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