@forfoundsake Is Our Instagram Winner!

Congratulations to artist Erin Ryan, our latest Instagram winner!  Erin is an artist based in Wisconsin who creates colorful resin-coated fabric hanging accents, home décor and earrings using gemstones, upcycled jewelry, and found objects.

A part-time artist and a full-time project manager, Erin has been creating art since childhood. She took painting, drawing, jewelry making, pottery, graphic design, and photography classes throughout high school and college, graduating with a degree in Communications and the Arts specializing in Graphic Design with a minor in Art specializing in 2D design.

Erin says, "
It was college where I found my love for taking tangible items, sticking them on a canvas, and coating them in Liquitex Matte Medium & Varnish. I would make very large pieces using items like fabrics, jewelry, and various things coated in up to 10 coats of Liquitex."

In 2019, she discovered ArtResin and incorporated her love of fabric and gemstones to create what you see today with For Found Sake. 
Erin says: "It has totally changed my art with its very shiny and permanent properties. There is nothing like preserving something under a coat of Art Resin. I transform it into this shiny and texturally interesting piece of art."

Erin gets so much joy out of the process of choosing fabric and pairing it with gemstone beads, as well as forming the fabric into shapes before applying the resin: "I love that moment after 48 hours of resin curing when I pick up the fabric puffs and figure out my next steps. I hope a person viewing my art says 'I've never seen anything like that.' I hope they experience feeling the fabric puffs under ArtResin and it's something they've never felt before. I want them to see my work and in their minds picture the perfect place they will put one of my pieces in their home."

Erin participates in live art/maker shows and her work can be found in three stores in Wisconsin: The Local Store in Eau Claire, WI, Lake Country Mercantile in Pewaukee, and Paoli Art Shop in Paoli, WI.  She also sells through direct message on Instagram.

To see more of Erin's work:
Follow her on Instagram: @forfoundsake


Congratulations on your win, Erin!

To celebrate all the amazing artists staying home and creating, every month we will be sending out a 32 oz kit to a couple of artists who have tagged us on Instagram—and we'll share their work with the world! 

Don't forget, tag YOUR ArtResin work with @art_resin on Instagram, and YOU could be our next winner!!

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About the author: Joanne Wright

I'm Joanne, the Marketing Content Writer at ArtResin. Originally from Canada, my home is now Indianapolis, Indiana. My love of all things creative and my entrepreneurial heart means I’ve worn many hats over the years including fashion producer & stylist, retail store owner, t-shirt designer, and even vegan baker! I...