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 paint marker piece will go from good to gorgeous!
Let's get started ....
- A 12 x 12" wooden art panel
- acrylic paint markers ( we used Uni Posca paint markers )
- ArtResin epoxy resin
- nitrile gloves
- a level
- a measuring cup with easy to read measurement lines
- a mixing container
- a stir stick
- a spreader or popsicle stick
- 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. Determine how many layers & how much Resin you need
- For example, our wood panel is 12 x 12" and has a 1/4" raised lip.
- According to the Resin Calculator, each 1/8" layer requires 5 oz resin ( 2.5 oz resin and 2.5 oz hardener. )
- Since the lip is 1/4" high, we know we can pour two 1/8" layers.
2. Stir Thoroughly
👉 TIP: for our very best measuring and mixing tips, read the blog How To Measure And Mix Resin And Hardener.
3. Pour the Resin
👉TIP: 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 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.
👉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.
5. Protect your Artwork
6. Wait 24 Hours
7. Pour the Second Layer of ArtResin
- Measure accurately 2.5 oz each of resin and hardener.
- Stir thoroughly for 3 minutes total, ensuring you scrape the bottom and sides of your mixing container as you go.
- Pour the ArtResin onto the centre of your piece and spread it out to the edges using a plastic spreader or a popsicle stick.
8. Use your Torch
9. Check for any missed bubbles & dust
10. Cover your piece to protect it
11. Wait 24 Hours
We hope you found this informative and helpful!
👉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.
Do you want to learn more about using resin on accessories? See below our how-to tutorials:
- Introduction to Resin Art
- How to Make Resin Jewelry
- How to Resin Pencil Crayon
- How to Make Resin Geode Art
- How to Resin a Bracelet
- How to Use Resin Over Cricut Decals
- How to Make Resin Keychains
- How to Make a Resin Geode Phone Grip
- How To Resin Marker