Every month we like to spread the love by sending a 1 gallon kit to someone who has tagged us with @art_resin and #artresin ... and then we share their work with the world! . Congratulations to Allison Esley, @713resinart, December’s lucky winner of a 1 gallon kit! . We love Allison’s alcohol ink and resin agate pieces - they look like rock formations ... or sea creatures perhaps? . Don’t forget to tag us on showing us YOUR ArtResin’d work ... you could be our next monthly winner!!
Q: How Can I Clean Cured Resin? A: The best way to clean your cured resin pieces is to simply treat it as you would glass - that is, use a soft cloth or paper towel and a gentle glass cleaner and polish as you would any other glass surface. Keep that glossy ArtResin shine bright and beautiful!
How stunning is this geode piece by @sfcreativecraftstore? Love the nod to Pantone’s Color Of 2019, Living Coral. So beautifully done!!
Looking at these makes me so happy! 💕 Totally in love with these beautiful rose gold baubles made by UK resin artist @ironflowerink . Swipe to watch the unmolding!!
Q: How Can I Protect My ArtResined Piece From Dust? A: The best thing to use is a cover, like a cardboard box or a plastic container that you can slip over top to protect your piece throughout the curing process. Always ensure you have your dust cover on hand so that once you've finished torching, you don't have to leave your freshly resined piece exposed while you run around looking for a dust cover. 💡TIP: A good piece of advice is to spritz the air with a spray bottle of water to keep all the dust and particles tacked down to the floor while you work. Likewise, dusting off ceiling light fixtures or fans is a good way to prevent dust from floating through the air while you work.
Spread the love this holiday season with ArtResin’s Holiday Gift Set! 🌲⛄️❤️ It includes: ❄️ 8 oz ArtResin epoxy resin ( covers 2 sq ft ) ❄️ a reusable spreader ❄️ a pair of gloves ❄️ a reusable mixing stick The Holiday Gift Set includes everything you need to get started with ArtResin, all wrapped up in a perfect gift for yourself ... or your Secret Santa! 🎅 Click on the link in our bio to see more!!
ALL the texture and sparkle in this beautiful geode work by artist Agnes Rup of @aga.art.studio ✨✨✨
Q: Where Should I Resin My Piece? A: ArtResin has no fumes or VOCs, however it does make sense to use it in a well-ventilated area. . Whether you use it indoors or outdoors in entirely up to you, but ensure you're not working in a dusty environment or you'll risk getting dust particles in your wet resin. . Warm and dry conditions are best when when working with ArtResin. The ideal working temperature is 72-77F or 23-25C with 50% humidity, but you can work with anything below 80%. Make sure the temperature stays stable and does not fluctuate - if the temperature dips in the first 24 hours, you may end up with dimples in your cured resin.
How adorable are these little resin earrings embedded with real wildflowers and teeny tiny antique bronze bees? 🐝 🌸 ❤️ So well done, @meadowgrassdesigns !
Q: What makes ArtResin safe to use? A: ArtResin is safe to use, and this is unique because most epoxy resins on the market are highly toxic. They're intended for industrial use, which means that you should be working in an environment with industrial ventilation, wearing a hazmat suit, and a full-on respirator to protect yourself from their noxious fumes. ArtResin, on the other hand, has no VOCs, no fumes, no BPA, it's non-flammable and is foodsafe for direct food contact. All of this is possible because we source only the highest quality raw materials, we add no solvents whatsoever and no cheap, non-reactive diluents, and this makes for a user-friendly formula. So because of this, ArtResin is safety regulated by the American Society For Testing and Materials, as conforming to ASTM D-4236, meaning it's safe for home use when used as directed - no respirator required ( so don't drink it! ) Make sure you wear gloves to protect your skin and be confident that you're using a high quality, safe product for your artwork!
The colder weather months are here for many of us so we wanted to give a friendly reminder that epoxy resin and cold weather are not friends 😉 . You’ll know your resin is too cold when it’s thick, hard to work with. and cloudy looking due to 1000s of teeny-tiny microbubbles which you’ll never be able to torch out. Cold resin will also take far longer to cure. . For a perfect ArtResin cure: - Make sure your resin is at least room temperature ( you can even give your unopened bottles of resin and hardener a warm water bath BEFORE you measure and mix. ) Be aware that since heat accelerates curing, warming your resin reduces working time by about 10 minutes. . - Ensure all your tools are at room temperature: cold tools can shock your resin. . - Make sure your resin room is at least 72-77F/23-25C and that it remains at this temperature for the first 24 hrs or you may end up with dimples in your cured resin. . For more information, check out the link in our bio to read our blog: What is the perfect temperature for working with ArtResin?