Holographic Purple Resin Geode Opal Experiment by SamanthasDoodles

This video is my take on the holographic opal trend that was popularized by Crystal Ma. I put my own spin on it by incorporating the technique into one of my geode paintings. For this attempt I didn't use any silicone oil even though it's been a staple of my past few tutorials. The rest of the materials will be listed below. If you enjoyed this video please like and subscribe to my channel or leave a comment and let me know what you think!

I mixed the materials off camera, but used Art Resin (a 1:1 ratio, stir for 3 minutes) and mixed in acrylic paint (less than 10% of color to resin) and other additives. Check out my Pink Resin Geode Tutorial for a full visual explanation of the resin mixing process.

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Here are the exact materials I used:
Resin https://www.artresin.com/

Acrylic Paint http://www.michaels.com/artists-loft-acrylic-paint-4-oz/M10134990.html (parchment, purple and silver)

Measuring Cups https://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Graduated-Clear-Plastic-Mixing/dp/B06Y3ZXS7P/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_79_bs_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=AE5ZJJ403H1EB73YXP71

Metal flake

Craft Glitter https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0711VNQZ7/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (white)

Posca paint pens

Purple vase filler from Michaels

Holographic film pieces from Michael's - can't find the exact link but looks like this cut up:
Pacon Iridescent Film, Mother of Pearl, 36" x 12-1/2', 1 Roll https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z3N9W62/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_rfdjCbCBHGKVK

Disclaimer: recreate these techniques at your own risk. These tutorials are in no way the only ways to work with these materials, but rather they are what has worked for me in my experience. I am not an expert. What works for some people may not work for others. Please do your own research on the materials and their safety requirements - resin in particular can be dangerous if used incorrectly. Be sure to read and follow ALL manufacturers' instructions and use the appropriate safety equipment, proper ventilation, & protective clothing.