After receiving many questions regarding how I create cells and lacing on my beach scenes, I decided to create another video, however, this time I am going into more detail on the process.

There are a number of factors that come in to play when trying to achieve cells and lacing. One of which is the type of resin you are using. The consistency of the resin, too thick and the resin is difficult to move, too thin and you can lose them.

The time of year and the temperature of your room also plays a major role. I find it difficult to get cells and lacing during the winter and much easier during the summer months.

The colourants you use also play a part. For instance, the Angel White from Le Rez is great at creating lacing and cells because it is a dense pigment paste. It retains its bright white colour and breaks up nicely when blown with a heat gun or blow torch.

Also, if you pour a clear layer before pouring the white, you create a barrier between the lower layer and the white layer, meaning the colours don’t blend when you apply the heat.

As with all of these factors, you need to experiment with your own resin. I would highly recommend that your room is warm as this will give you the best chance of achieving the cells and lacing.

For this project, I used the following products:
• Three MDF panels – 30 x 40 cm each
• Real West Australian Sand
• Liquid Glass Resin from U Resin (http://bit.ly/LiquidGlassResin)
Artisue Powder Pigments – Jade
Artisue Powder Pigments – Sapphire Blue
• Le Rez Expressions Epoxy Pigment Paste – Angel White (http://bit.ly/lerezmatpaste)

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