You know, I’m just curious…but does your country have easy and affordable access to resin? Here in the US, it’s not that bad, I guess. But I think it’s ridiculously expensive in Japan. It could be because they mainly sell UV cure resin, but still! To cope with everyone’s different resin situations, I tried to make this ocean water using as little resin as possible.
After the beach sand is completely dry, I painted the water area with turquoise acrylic paint.
After drying the paint, I thinly spread resin over the painted area. It really helps do to this with a disposable paint brush, by the way.
Wait for the resin to cure completely.
I am so not a fan of fast curing resin these days, due to the horrible yellowing that is pretty much inevitable. So I used Hi-temp hot glue to create waves. If you read my blog articles regularly, you probably know this already, but even though the surface of hot glue will turn opaque as it cools down, if you coat it with resin afterwards, it will go back to clear.
The waves of the shore line are also hot glue. For more detailed wave making, it might still help you to read my old beach article.
I painted over the bubbly part of the big waves white with acrylic paint.
Once again, coat the entire water area with a very thin layer of resin, and your ocean water area is finished.