Create your own unique resin art piece in an hour or less. It's as simple as mixing up Resin Art 609 into pigment, dye or pearl mixes. Pour the various mixes over the canvas allowing the colours to free flow all over the canvas.
Finish off by flame licking over the surface with a propane gas torch. Wait 24 hours then see what an artist you have turned out to be.
Elevate your chosen painting surface from the table, with wood blocks or bottle caps pushed in under the edges of the artwork. Surfaces used may be Stretched Canvas, Canvas Boards, Plywood or MDF board.
Use a spirit level and adjust the surface elevation with Popsticks where required, to ensure it is level. Unframed plywood larger than A4 in size may cup after the resin has cured due to some shrinkage pull.
Mix resin, Epoxy Glaze 609, using equal parts A and B. This is based on volume not weight, making it easy for you, just use a measuring cup.
Cut the end of a Giant Popstick. Stir using the flat end to ensure all corners of the container are reached during mixing.
Adding Colour: Solid Solutions Dynamic Pigment Pastes – Experiment with adding small scoops on a Popstick. Amounts required will vary depending on the colour of the paste. Stir well. Solid Solutions Dyes can be squeezed directly into the clear resin. The dyes are transparent and the pastes are opaque.
Making the art: Pour resin over your surface, make sure not to go to the absolute edge and leave gaps for other colours. This is a fluid process and as you add more resin it will move to the edge of the surface. Despite being level, some resin is always bound to flow off the edge of the panel.
Mix other colours of resin. Combining colours will create different hues. The coloured resin can be poured out in any sequence of colours as a background colour is not required. Keep in mind a little goes a long way.
Tip: 1.5 litres of resin will cover 1m² at 2mm thickness. Any extra will cause overflow. Any less will result in thinner layer of resin. For thicker resin, apply multiple layers, ensuring you allow the resin to cure between each coat.
Finishing off: Once finished, run a propane torch or hot air blower over the surface to release air bubbles and smooth out the resin. Allow to dry 24 hours in a dust free area. If any section is not completely coated when dry, apply a clear coat of resin on the surface to seal it in. This top coat will also create more depth of colour.
Use a pipette with Art Clean to create interesting flowing reactions to the resin. Hand sanitiser will also react with the resin.
Blowing resin with a straw will cause colours to move around. For best results, do this where colours are laid on top of one another or where two colours meet.
Dyes can be dropped directly on to areas of resin then dragged with a Popstick to create marbling effects. Note: they are highly pigmented so only use a minimal amount.
Use a Giant Popstick on its side to wipe large areas of the resin around the surface.
Art Oil makes resin move and expand in irregular cellular shapes.
Note: Art Oil may cause pitting in the resin if applied in thick volumes or from a great height. Ensure you fill these areas with resin to create a smooth glass finish. Once cured, wipe back any slimy residue with paper towel (this is just the excess oil coming to the surface and does not cause any harm to your resin art).
For fine, detailed lines, draw into the resin with a Satay Stick. The pointed end will create intricate patterns.