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How To Resin A Puzzle!

Posted on 22 Mar 11:48 , 0 comments
Can you use ArtResin on a puzzle?

This is a question that we get asked often here at ArtResin, and the answer is ...
YES YOU CAN!

In fact, ArtResin is the perfect way to protect and preserve that puzzle you worked so hard on ... and the perfect way to transform it into a really cool piece of art that will look beautiful on your wall forever!

So we thought we'd show you, step by step, exactly what to do ( and what not to do ) to get the best finish possible on your puzzle: 

In this video, Dave walks us through:
✓ how to prep your puzzle for resining ( cause it's all in the prepwork, right? )
✓ the right tools and techniques for the job 
how to use ArtResin properly, including best practices for measuring, mixing and torching
Dave's favourite way to finish edges and even how to hang it!

And as always, Dave has a ton of helpful tips and a ton of fun along the way :)



We hope this video provides all the information you need to set you up for success!!

We also hope it inspires you to pull out that half-finished puzzle you started over the holidays and finish it  ( c'mon, I've got one ... you know you do too! ) and then preserve it with crystal clear, super glossy, non-toxic, non-yellowing ArtResin epoxy resin :)

Any questions we didn't cover?
Let us know in the comments below!

And once you finish resining that puzzle, don't forget to send in a picture - we'd love to see your results!!

ArtResin Featured Artist - Jeff Turner!

Posted on 21 Mar 09:59 , 0 comments

We are super pleased to introduce our friend Jeff Turner - this month's Featured Artist!

Jeff is such a wonderful talent. His photography skills are so vast and his eye so keen that his portfolio continues to stretch across many different fields :)

In our Featured Artist video, Jeff shares the process and inspiration behind his beautiful works of art. How does he capture such a wide range of subject matter?
The answer is really quite simple...

 
Watch the video to find out!




See more of Jeff's work at www.jeffturnerphoto.com


Kids can ArtResin too!

Posted on 16 Mar 22:06 , 0 comments

One of the great qualities of ArtResin is that it is certified non-toxic (when used as directed... don't drink it for goodness sake!). This means that it's safe to use at home with the kids and pets running around, and it's even safe for kids to use themselves!

Take a look at these little gems by our little friend Zella. Sure, she sounds like she could be a sibling to our kids, Zoë and Xavier, but Zella is actually the daughter of our Production Manager, Daniel Hayes. And she's an artist.

Here you see her sweet little paintings before and after ArtResin was applied. Dad Daniel was on hand to supervise the resin process and snap some pics for our blog.

 

BEFORE ArtResin:                 AFTER ArtResin:

before artresin zella dog     after artresin zella dog

before artresin bug     after artresin bug

before artresin iguana     after artresin iguana

Super cute Zella... your art makes ArtResin look good :)

 

If you're a teacher in a school or run an arts workshop, ArtResin is the ONLY choice of epoxy resin for you! You wouldn't want to expose a class full of students to noxious fumes, and outfitting everyone in a respirator would be unrealistic. No other resin on the market is certified by an ASTM board-designated toxicologist as conforming to ASTM D4236 (safe for home use). ArtResin produces no fumes or VOCs, is non-hazardous, and non-flammable. Yes we know it's hard to believe... but it's true :)

 


Retailers Recommend ArtResin!

Posted on 06 Mar 16:47 , 1 comment

We are very excited that ArtResin was chosen as a 'Retailer Recommended Fabulous Product' in the latest edition of Art Materials Retailer Magazine! Yahoo!

Check it out!!

 Art Materials Retailer magazine Fabulous Products

 

This top ten list of must-haves was compiled by the nice folks at San Clemente Art Supplies. In their words, "ArtResin takes it to the next step. The amazing high gloss epoxy resin clear coat really makes pieces POP while protecting them. We host in-store workshops with a local artist who uses alcohol inks with ArtResin, and we love it as much as our customers do!"

So happy to be recognized by our retailer peers as having a successful, profitable product!


Good News For Resin Artists in New Zealand :)

Posted on 03 Mar 15:19 , 1 comment
Hey ArtResin fans!

We'd love to introduce you to Colin Smith of ArtResin Australia.  
Great news ... he has opened up shop in New Zealand!

Colin even has a warehouse in Auckland where he imports in drums of ArtResin epoxy resin and repacks for local distribution!  

Ordering is now as easy as visiting www.artresin.co.nz 
ArtResin is the cleanest, clearest, most non-toxic, non-yellowing epoxy resin on the market ... give it a try!


We'll miss you at NAMTA this year!

Posted on 02 Mar 17:02 , 0 comments
This year as NAMTA approaches, we regret to inform you that we will miss you at the show in Salt Lake City. It's bittersweet... while we'd love to be there promoting ArtResin by demo-ing up a storm, we will be at home with the kids! That little one that was with us in utero last year is now a 5 month old sweetie pie, our son Xavier. 

We Have A Winner! #SpreadTheLoveWithArtResin

Posted on 01 Mar 22:56 , 2 comments

Our #SpreadTheLoveWithArtResin contest was a HUGE success! 

After voting on hundreds of artwork submissions, YOU the people chose our winner of the 10 gallons of ArtResin prize...

 

Jacob Herdell, you win! @more_art_please85

CONGRATULATIONS!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this fun contest! We enjoyed seeing all your LOVE-ly creations for your special Valentine!

More contests to come!!!


Best Glue for Mounting a Photo Prior to Using ArtResin

Posted on 27 Feb 16:07 , 0 comments

Our good friend and long-time ArtResin artist, Jeff Turner, showed us this glue that he uses to mount his photos to wooden panels prior to using ArtResin:

Lineco's Neutral pH Adhesive

It works great and doesn't have cheap fillers or diluents it, which often give off noxious VOCs. In addition, the drying time for this product is just right—not too quick, not too long.

Archival Quality. 

We always appreciate any insider artist's tips!  And we love spreading the news!

May I suggest purchasing this on Amazon... it's definitely available there (as most things seem to be), and it ships quick too.


ArtResin Visits The Artist Project - Toronto, Feb 24 - 26th 2017

Posted on 17 Feb 14:26 , 0 comments
Are you attending Artist Project Toronto in Toronto?
So is ArtResin!!





We'll be doing live product demos at the DeSerres booth!
Visit us:

Fri Feb 24 from 11am - 1pm
Sat Feb 25 from 1pm - 3pm
Sun Feb 26 from 3pm - 5pm

Make sure you swing by to say hello, ask questions, and to check out ArtResin - we'd love to meet you!!

Vote For The "Spread The Love With ArtResin" Entries!

Posted on 17 Feb 11:17 , 3 comments

Last month, ArtResin announced a contest in honor of Valentine's day ...
We asked YOU to create a piece of artwork for your Valentine using ArtResin - the world's clearest, glossiest, non-yellowing epoxy resin :)

- Entries were to be posted on Instagram using the hashtags #artresin and #spreadthelovewithartresin
- All entries would be compiled into a video and you would vote in the comments for your favorite.  
- The artist whose piece had the most likes would win 10 GALLONS OF ARTRESIN!!!

Oh my gosh you guys, the entries!!!
We had SOOOOO many that we couldn't fit them onto one video!

So, we split them up over 10 videos, and are posting one video daily at 12 noon EST, with voting open for 24 hrs for each video.  

The favorites from each video will advance to a final Top 10 video - the favorite from that final video will become the Grand Prize winner!

So here are the videos ...
Take a look and vote for your favorite in the comments below!!!

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