How To Resin MarkerPosted on 12 Oct 13:50
We love using wooden art panels here at ArtResin - you can mount your artwork and pour your resin directly on the panel! Some panels even have a raised lip specifically designed to contain resin - they make for a super easy pour with clean edges.
Measure, mix, pour, spread, cover and wait, and in 24 hours your marker art will go from good to gorgeous!
Let's get started ....
- A 12 x 12" wooden art panel
- a marker drawing sized to fit the panel
- sealant ( brush on or spray sealant )
- glue stick or spray adhesive
- ArtResin epoxy resin
- A pair of nitrile gloves, a stir stick and spreader
- a level
- a measuring cup with easy to read measurement lines
- a mixing container
- a handheld torch like our Artist's Torch
- an empty plastic tote or cardboard box with the flaps cut off to protect your piece while it dries
1. Complete your marker drawing
Complete your marker drawing on paper sized to fit the panel. You can work freehand or trace your design, as we did.
Mount your work directly to the panel using adhesive. You can use either a glue stick, spray adhesive or a brush on glue as we did. Just be sure that the surface is coated evenly. For best results, smooth the drawing out with your hands or a brayer to ensure that it's evenly mounted to the panel, with no air pockets.
Seal your artwork using a spray sealant safe for felt tip marker.
A Note On Sealing:
We always recommend testing your particular materials out with ArtResin on a scrap piece so you know exactly what to expect before you resin your final project. There are certain cases, however, when sealing your work prior to resining is required ....
Sealing over low quality paper. It's a good precaution to pre-seal when applying ArtResin over soft or low quality paper that may otherwise absorb the resin, causing dark, wet spots in your work or causing your work to bleed.
Sealing over loose material. With a medium like chalk pastel or charcoal, or when resining over a loose material like glitter, you want to be mindful of loose particles that might get mixed up and float away in your liquid resin. For peace of mind, you can certainly err on the side of caution and seal your artwork first - use a spray fixative rather than a brush on sealant.
- Sealing the wood panel. Being an organic material, wood may contain trapped air which can release into your resin as bubbles. There are many variables that can affect gas bubbles: the type of wood, how dry the wood is, humidity etc. Pre-sealing wood with a spray or brush-on sealant ( or even painting them with acrylic paint ) is an option to help to prevent bubbles. We've used these wood panels enough to know that we don't need to pre-seal them, but we always recommend testing with your particular materials so you know exactly what results to expect before you resin your final project. Again, if in doubt, you can never go wrong by pre-sealing first if it makes you feel more comfortable.
2. Calculate how much Resin you need
Using our Resin Calculator, simply enter the length and width of your piece to determine how much ArtResin you’ll need.
3. Stir Thoroughly
4. Pour the Resin
👉TIP: Read our blog How To Pour And Spread Epoxy Resin for more resin tips and techniques!
5. Use your Torch
👉TIP: if you're nervous about using a torch, don't be! Read our blog with all you need to know about How To Use A Torch On Epoxy Resin.
6. Final check of your Artwork
7. Cover your Artwork
With a plastic tote or a cardboard box ( with the flaps cut off ) cover your piece and let it sit for 24 hrs until it’s dry to the touch.
8. Wait 24 Hours
After 24hrs has passed, reveal your piece!
👉TIP: the resin will be dry to the touch at the 24hr mark. At this point, you're free to hang and admire your artwork on the wall, absolutely, but if you're planning on packing and shipping your artwork, please wait at least 72hrs until the resin has fully cured.
We hope you found this informative and helpful!
Stay tuned for our upcoming episodes as we take you step-by-step on applying ArtResin over ALL of your favourite art materials including:
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