resi-BLAST is an innovative, single part liquid additive that is dropped into pigmented resin (before pouring) to create amazing cells.
TOP TIPS FOR USE:
- If using 3 colours in artwork only add resi-BLAST to 1 colour - for example, if you are using vintage rose opaque colour paste, blue opaque colour paste and a coloured mica powder only add the resi-BLAST to one of the pots of resin and colour pigment.
- Use only 2 or 3 drops per 50ml/g of resin - overuse will mean a greasy surface on your finished painting
- You don't need to add resi-BLAST to any of our opaque pigment pastes that have a white base (e.g. white, off white, ivory, french manicure, sky blue)
Essentially it is a single-part polymeric liquid that reacts with wet epoxy, polyester and polyurethane resins by repelling itself away, thereby stimulating movement and blooming in concentric outward circles. It is not a paint or a resin. It will not cure on its own. This dispersion reaction creates motion into self-contained cellular structures.
Droplets should be added to the pigmented resin surface immediately after mixing / pigmenting. The motion is instigated instantaneously and can be further enhanced by applying heat in that area. Do not wait for the resin to gel or partially cure as resi-BLAST will not work at all.
resi-BLAST will not react or retard the curing cycle of the resin. The additive may leave shallow uniform depressions ( craters ) in the resin surface which can add to its optical effect. In addition any residue of the additive will migrate to the surface of the resin and should be wiped off with a dry cloth after the resin has fully cured ( see individual Edit Product datasheets for this info ). This residue can also act as a polish layer to further enhance a glossy resin surface.
resi-BLAST is safe and user-friendly. It is odourless, inert, stable, non-toxic, non-flammable, non-VOC with with no aggressive chemical, solvent or alcohol ink content. Full MSDS available on request.
Watch a short video on how to use resi-BLAST below: