It really is as easy as that, but read on for some more helpful tips on how to pour and spread epoxy resin.
1. Pouring & Spreading Epoxy Resin
Once you've prepped your artwork, carefully measured and mixed your resin and hardener, go ahead and pour your ArtResin over your artwork. Don't be scared! 😊
If you want to coat the entire piece, start by pouring in the centre of your work.
2. Use a Spreader
Use a spreader to guide the resin where you want it to go. ArtResin will naturally self-level to 1/8", but you can move it around using a flat semi-strong object, like a plastic spreader to distribute the ArtResin evenly and efficiently!
Or, use a disposable foam brush if you only want to embellish specific areas of your piece!
👉TIP: You'll have about 45 minutes to spread it before it starts to cure and gets too thick to work with.
3. Deal With the Edges
Edges can be dealt with in several different ways ( read our blog on 5 Different Ways To Finish The Edges Of Your Artwork ). Most people like to tape off the underside of the piece and allow the resin to drip over the sides, spreading it smooth with a brush or a gloved finger.
👉TIP: Drips can be wiped away with a gloved finger while they’re still wet. Taping the underside is a great way to catch drips - once the resin is dry, peel off the tape and the drips right along with it! If you don't tape and end up with drips that dry, they can easily be sanded off.
4. Resin Doming
Some artists like to let the ArtResin to sit domed neatly on top of their piece. Doming means that you nudge the resin just to the edge without going over the sides.
👉TIP: You can tape off the sides as an extra insurance policy when you first start doming, but once you get the hang of it, you don't need to tape at all! ArtResin's thick texture allows it to sit where you want it to!
After you've poured and spread your ArtResin, you’ll notice bubbles will begin to rise to the surface. Many of these will pop on their own, but for a flawless, glass like surface, a blowtorch like our Artist Torch can't be beat!
Now, you're ready for Step 5 - Torching Your ArtResin!