You can practically hear the waves in these dainty little seashell trinket dishes made by Nova Scotia artist Kimberley Eddy. To see more of her beautiful, ocean inspired pieces, visit her page at @kimberleyeddy 🌊 🐚
Yes! First you’ll need to sand down the entire surface of your piece with coarse sandpaper, like 80 grit ). Sanding will not only get out the imperfection, but will also serve to provide some tooth between the first and second layers. It will look very scuffed in the short term, but don't worry, once you pour the second coat over top, all of those sanding marks will disappear! Wipe away any of sanding debris before you pour your next coat of well measured, well mixed ArtResin over the top, then cover with a dustcover to make sure you avoid any of those imperfections a second time and you should be good to go! ArtResin: Made For Artists, By Artists
Couldn’t resist sharing these sweet little bear pieces made by B.C. artist Stacie Genereaux. Stacie has her designs cut into birch plywood then sands, primes and paints before applying multiple coats of ArtResin. Love the simplicity and clean, geometric lines. To see more of Stacie’s art, give her a follow at @art.staciegenereaux
Another beautiful mixed media piece made with ArtResin. Check out more like this at @astrattart!
From school glue to archival, there are many different types & qualities of glue available, at all price points. No matter which glue you use, though, pick a glue that dries clear and that doesn't have much water in it so it won’t ripple the paper that you’re using. A spray adhesive or even a glue stick works really well. . To mount your print evenly and securely, cover the entire back of your piece with the glue of your choice. Ensure the coverage is even and you don't miss any spots - you want to make sure the paper completely bonds to the substate. Then, very carefully, roll it out bit by bit onto your substrate making sure that no air pockets are trapped underneath. Next, take a clean piece of paper and a brayer and roll on top of your piece making sure, once again, all those bubbles are out and that the piece is adhered securely. . Allow enough time for the glue to dry thoroughly before you apply your ArtResin.
We love this sweet little Mother’s Day gift idea made by Charleston, SC artist @marvelsbymarissa ! . Because ArtResin is waterproof once cured, it makes the perfect flower vase! . Visit Marissa’s page to see more of her work!
Q: Can I Use ArtResin On Fabric? A: Yes you can, but ArtResin might make the fabric go darker or change colour. Try testing with water - that’s what it will look like when you put ArtResin on it. Once cured, the ArtResin is going to make the fabric stiff and rock hard. So feel free to use ArtResin on any fabric you want - just test it first!
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 UK artist Hannah Goold, @hannahsinkart, May’s lucky winner of a 1 gallon kit! . Visit Hannah’s page to see more of her beautiful alcohol ink work! . Don’t forget to tag us on showing us YOUR ArtResin’d work ... you could be our next monthly winner!!
R A I N B O W F I S H One hundred different fish, all beautifully detailed, make up this mixed media piece by UK artist Jaime Urencio. . Swipe through to see even more from his fishy series and give him a follow at @jaime.urencio.art 🐠❤️🐟
Q: Is It Possible To Overstir My ArtResin? A: While it is extremely important to make sure that you stir your resin and hardener mixture for 3 minutes, you really can’t overstir. If you stirred for 10, 12 ,15 minutes - it’s not going to do any harm. Just remember that you have a 45 minute window in which you need to pour before the resin will start to cure and become too thick to work with. So when you stir, make sure you go slowly, methodically, and make sure that you scrape the sides and the bottom as you go. Try not to get in there and really whip the resin because that will just induce more bubbles than you need. If you do have a ton of bubbles in the end, you can simply torch them out with our Artist's Torch. Remember, though, it’s always better to have more bubbles than less bubbles because that means that you did stir properly. ArtResin: Made For Artists, By Artists.
Looking at these abstracts by Nashville artist @717art makes me so happy! Love all the colour, movement and contagious energy in her work ❤️ Visit her Instagram page to see more of her super fun, pop art pieces!