Upgrade Your Art

Posted on 8 Sep 15:44


Change is good!

No, not those nickels and dimes weighing you down (let's face it, bills are better, am I right?!).

We're talking about art. When choosing artwork for your home, fashions and trends often change and seldom last forever. Sometimes it's nice to take something off the wall and add a little flare or color pop to make it feel fresh.

In this blog, we'll show you 3 examples of how you can take something old and make it new again!

 


 

Project #1
Change Color Scheme


What if you decide to change up your living space by going with a new color scheme? Blues and greys instead of reds and yellows for example. Does that mean that you need to buy all new wall art? Absolutely not.

Paint over it!

 

Upgrade Your Art-Change Color Scheme

 
First, find that specific art piece that you know you could change with a few brush strokes. The pattern is there, you know the color and the talent is in your hands.

Upgrade Your Art-know the color and the talent is in your hands

 
Choose your new color palette and mix up any shade you want.

Upgrade Your Art-Choose your new color palette

 
Dive right in!
Paint over the art however you see fit. It's a new piece of art now, so make it your own.

Upgrade Your Art-Paint over the art

 
Once the paint has dried, let's add a shiny, protective coating of ArtResin to your new masterpiece!

Carefully pour equal parts of resin and hardener into a mixing container. Remember to measure by volume and not by weight.

Upgrade Your Art-pour equal parts of resin and hardener into a mixing container

 
Mix the solution for at least 3 full minutes, scraping the sides and bottom. Once complete, you will have approximately 45 minutes to work with the resin before it starts to cure.

Upgrade Your Art - work with the resin before it starts to cure


Prop your artwork up on stands so it doesn't adhere to your tabletop.

Pour the ArtResin onto you piece.

Upgrade Your Art - Pour the ArtResin onto you piece

 
Spread the ArtResin over the entire piece. Feel free to let the resin drip over the edges or carefully nudge the resin close to the edge. To avoid drips at the bottom of your frame, tape the bottom with painter's tape.

Upgrade Your Art - Spread the ArtResin over the entire piece

 
Carefully examine the top of the artwork for any hairs or dust particles. Remove any unwanted visitors with a toothpick.

Upgrade Your Art - Carefully examine the top of the artwork

 
Torch out any bubbles being careful not to get to close to the ArtResin surface.

Upgrade Your Art - Torch out any bubbles

 
Cover it up and wait 24 hours to reveal your finished product.

Upgrade Your Art - Cover it up and wait 24 hours

 
Place your new piece of art on the wall and step back to enjoy the beauty of your very own creation!

Upgrade Your Art - enjoy the beauty of your very own creation

 

Project #2
Add Some Shine


There are things that just naturally shine such as a diamond ring or a disco ball. At the beach, think of how the water glistens as the sun kisses the ocean waves. But getting that same shimmer in art can be difficult... unless you have ArtResin!

In this project, we take a beautiful ocean scene and simply coat the water portion with a layer of ArtResin. Once hung on the wall, the natural light reflects off of the resin giving you that same ocean glimmer.

 

natural light reflects off of the resin

 
As always, carefully measure and mix ArtResin in a container being sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the container so as not to leave any unmixed resin.

carefully measure and mix ArtResin in a container

 
Pour the ArtResin over the portion of your piece that you wish to add that extra shine.

Upgrade Your Art - Pour the ArtResin over the portion of your piece

 
Be careful while moving the resin. You will want to bring only a thin coat of resin to the edge of your image line. ArtResin will self level so if you bring too much to the edge, a portion will likely flow over the line.

One option while moving the ArtResin is to let the mixture sit for up to 30 minutes so that the resin has cured slightly and is easier to manipulate into place, in that it will be thicker.

let the mixture sit for up to 30 minutes

 
Remove any hairs or dusty bits, torch out the bubbles and cover for 24 hours.

Upgrade Your Art- torch out the bubbles and cover for 24 hours

 
Enjoy your shiny new friend!

Upgrade Your Art- shiny new friend

 

Project #3
Sparkle & Personality


Maybe your art piece is colorful and fun but it just needs a little extra oomph to give it some personality. Adding some glitter and ArtResin is a perfect way to jazz up some art.

 

Upgrade Your Art- needs a little extra oomph to give it some personality

 
Select some colored glitter and place it into a cup, or multiple cups.

Upgrade Your Art- colored glitter and place it into a cup

 
Pour your carefully measured and mixed ArtResin into each cup of glitter and stir it up together.

Pour your carefully measured and mixed ArtResin

 
Pour and place your sparkly mixture wherever you see fit.

Upgrade Your Art- Pour and place your sparkly mixture wherever


Using a toothpick or Q-Tip, move the resin mixture to cover your desired portion of the art piece.

Upgrade Your Art- toothpick or Q-Tip, move the resin mixture

 

Cover your artwork for 24 hours.

Upgrade Your Art- Cover your artwork for 24 hours.

 
Try not to smile as you admire your wonderful, new and improved work of art :)


Upgrade Your Art- smile as you admire your wonderful

 

There are endless possibilities when it comes to upgrading your art. Take these ideas and add your own spin! And if you do, we'd love to hear about it!

Comment below or send us you pictures and we'll share them online.