Top 4 ArtResin Ideas! No. 2 - Coat a Painting Posted on 21 Jun 22:24

This is how it all began—using resin to coat my paintings!  Years ago, all I did was paint, paint, paint... and then I discovered resin, and then I resined, resined, resined all of my paintings!  The early Art Resin videos document all of this.  Then I discovered that Art Resin is great for coating all kinds of things, and so now my creativity has gone in all kinds of directions (...photography ...jewelry making ...collage ...etc.).  But in this video, I bring it back to where my passion for resin began: with painting. 

In this particular piece from this video, I wanted to paint a waterlily, so I found an image of one online and printed it off, then transferred the image on my panel.  Transferring the image is easy: just color over the back of the image completely and darkly with pencil.  Then flip it over and trace over the outline of the lily.  Where you trace, the pencil from the back of the paper will come off onto the panel underneath.  Voilà!  You have a transferred image ready to be painted in!  

 

 

To coat a painting, your piece must first be completely dry.  If you're using acrylics, no problem, your work will be dry in no time flat.  If you're using oils though, you will be waiting weeks before your piece is dry!  

When you're ready to resin, pour equal parts from each bottle in the Art Resin kit into a mixing container.  Mix thoroughly for at least 3 minutes, and then pour and spread over your piece.  I make sure to prop up and level the piece on some kind of stand so that when I pour the resin and it goes over the edge, it won't stick the painting to the table as it cures.  If you see any bubbles in the resin, just blow on them gently and they'll likely all pop.  If you want to be über efficient at bubble-popping however, use a flambé torch and quickly run it over the surface.  

Next, just cover the entire piece with a box (open on one side, obviously) and leave it overnight to cure.  When you return in the morning, you will be pleased to see a perfect pour and a professional-looking result!