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What Happens If Epoxy Resin Freezes?

Posted on 22 Aug 13:04

If ArtResin freezes in its liquid state, simply move it to a warm place and allow it return it to room temperature before using it. Once it returns to room temperature, it will perform and cure normally.

Once you’ve used it and it has cured, however, you will want to protect that piece from freezing. This is mainly due to the expansion and contraction that can happen to the substrate. For example, wood can expand and contract with the temperature, which adds stress to the cured ArtResin coat and could cause it to crack.

 




ArtResin: Made For Artists, By Artists


Is It Possible To Over Torch My ArtResin?

Posted on 22 Aug 11:55
Yes, it is possible to over torch epoxy resin. Over torching happens when you the flame of a torch is held too closely to your freshly resined surface, or you hold the torch for too long in one place. You'll know you've over torched when you see dimpling or rippling in your cured resin, and possibly even yellowing or discolouration.
The good news is that over torching is easily prevented: Simply hold your torch a few inches away from the surface so that the flame is just kissing the resin. You'll see those bubbles disappear right away - if you don't, it means you need to move in a tiny bit closer. Keep your torch moving in a back and forth fashion across the entire surface, as if you're ironing clothes. Remember, when it comes to torching, less is more! 





How To Fix Your Work If You've Over Torched:

  • For waves and dimples, simply sand down the cured resin, paying careful attention to sanding out the imperfections. The purpose of sanding is not only to remove the waves and dimples, but also to create some tooth for your fresh resin layer to adhere to. For this reason, it's important to use a coarse 
    sandpaper to create tooth ( we like 80 grit ) and to sand the entire piece.

  • Next, wipe down all sanding residue with a damp paper towel. Repeat as necessary to remove all traces of dust - you want your surface to be absolutely clean of residue before you pour your fresh layer.

  • Then, carefully measure and mix a fresh batch of ArtResin and pour as directed.

  • Cover and wait 24 hours and your piece will look beautiful!

💡TIP: Be aware that you may not be able to salvage large yellowed areas or bad burn marks from over torching, or if the artwork itself is damaged. For this reason, it's very important not to over torch! 

ArtResin: Made For Artists, By Artists.

How To Make A Resin Tumbler

Posted on 20 Aug 15:24

Epoxy resin is an easy way to transform a boring old mug into a fun, personalized tumbler!  With step by step instructions and a video tutorial, we'll show you 4 different ways to make your own DIY resin tumbler, including a glitter tumbler, an alcohol ink tumbler, a marbled tumbler and a striped tumbler.


Here's what you'll need:

  • ArtResin epoxy resin
  • an insulated tumbler ( stainless steel is best as epoxy resin doesn't adhere to plastic )
  • painter's tape
  • spray paint
  • craft materials of your choice to decorate your tumbler: glitter & spray adhesive, alcohol ink & sponges, ResinTint liquid colorant
  • nitrile gloves
  • plastic mixing cups and stir sticks
  • plastic drop sheet to line your work surface
  • a small foam football
  • a cup turner made from a Universal Rotisserie assembled onto a wood base


Let's get started!


 

 

Assemble Your Cup Turner: 

We saw a great tutorial by our customer Holli Mostella who demonstrated how to turn an ordinary barbecue rotisserie into a fantastic cup turner!  We picked up a Universal Rotisserie at our local hardware store and, with a few easy steps, we mounted it on some scrap pieces of wood.  

💡TIP: A cup turner gives the advantage of slowly and constantly rotating the tumbler to provide even coverage with no drips. Although you could resin a tumbler and mount it vertically ( taping off the bottom to catch drips ),  we really feel that the constant rotation of a cup turner can't be beat for even coverage!


What You'll Need: 

  • a Universal Rotisserie kit ( available at most hardware stores

  • drill and screws

  • wood glue

  • a 12" length of 2 x 4 wood 

  • a 12 17.5" piece of wood to act as the base

  • a foam football ( available at the dollar store )

  • a level

 

1. Along one of the 12" sides of your wood base, glue the 12" piece of 2 x 4.  Glue the grate bracket in the centre of the other 12" side.  Once the glue has dried, affix the upper grate bracket using the screws and hex nuts included in the kit.

Your cup turner should look like this:



2. Line up the motor's mounting bracket on the outside of the 2 x 4 so that, once inserted, the rod will sit perfectly level. Screw the bracket to the 2 x 4 using the electric drill. 



3. Slide the electric motor onto the mounting bracket. Attach the collars onto either ends of the spit rod. Insert one end into the electric motor, resting the other end on
the far bracket. Using a level, make sure the rod is perfectly horizontal.






4. Cut an X into one end of the foam football. Insert the pointed end of the spit rod straight through the entire length of the football, then insert into the tumbler, pushing the football and spit rod down to the bottom of the tumbler. Re-attach the spit rod and tumbler back onto the motor and bracket. Check with a level to make sure it's sitting perfectly horizontal to ensure even resin coverage.

Now you're ready to create!







Which Type Of Tumbler Is Best To Resin?





Whichever tumbler you choose to use, it's best to look for a double walled or insulated tumbler. 
Why? The maximum temperature cured ArtResin can come in contact with is 120F or 50C. A freshly brewed coffee or tea can easily exceed this temperature which may cause the cured resin to soften. If you're planning on using your tumbler for hot beverages, an insulated tumbler will keep the exterior of the tumbler cool. For this same reason, it's ideal to choose a tumbler with a plastic lip at the top so that the resin won't have to come into contact with a hot beverage.

Let's go through some of the more common tumbler materials, one by one:

Metal: 
Stainless steel is your best bet when applying resin to a tumbler. Epoxy resin adheres very nicely to stainless steel and although it doesn't require a coat of spray paint, you can certainly apply a base coat to compliment your colour palette. If you're planning on using the tumbler for hot drinks, always choose an insulated tumbler to protect the resin from the heat.

Plastic:
Avoid using plastic tumblers for this project. Epoxy resin does not adhere to plastic and can peel off in time. If your tumbler has a small amount of plastic on it, you can cover it with a plastic-compatible spray paint to give the resin something to hang onto. 

Glass and Ceramic:
Resined glass or ceramic tumblers should only be used for cold beverages. The glass or ceramic will absorb the heat from hot beverages and the residual heat could cause the resin to soften. Insulated tumblers with glass interiors are fine to use as long the exterior is stainless steel.


Red, White & Blue Striped Tumbler: 


What You'll Need:

  • an insulated stainless steel tumbler, taped off and spray painted white
  • ArtResin epoxy resin 
  • nitrile gloves 
  • mixing container 
  • stir stick 
  • ResinTint liquid colorant in light blue, dark blue, white and red
  • 4 x plastic shot glasses ( one for each colour )
  • 4 x popsicle sticks ( one for each colour )
  • an empty plastic tote or cardboard box to protect your piece while it dries




1.  Prepare Your Work Surface And Tumbler:  

Ensure your work surface is lined with a plastic drop sheet to catch the drips. Place your cup turner on your work surface. Tape off the plastic lip of the tumbler ( and base if necessary. ) Spray paint the tumbler if desired. Insert the pointed end of the spit rod into the foam football, then insert into the tumbler, pushing the football and rod down to the bottom of the cup. Insert one end into the motor and the other end into the bracket. Check with a level to ensure the cup is sitting perfectly horizontal.
💡TIP:  It's a good idea to add some painter's tape to the spit rod to protect it from resin drips.








 

 
2. Prepare Your Resin:

Wearing gloves, prepare your ArtResin according to the label instructions, measuring accurately and mixing thoroughly. Using one plastic shot glass per colour tint, divide your prepared ArtResin amongst your cups. Add the tint and mix thoroughly.

💡TIP:  Always start with less tint than you think you need, adding more as necessary. ResinTint is a richly saturated pigment so a little goes a long way. No matter which colorant you use, never add more than 6% of the total combined volume of resin and hardener or your resin may not cure properly.

 




3.  Apply The Resin:
 
Flip the rotisserie motor on and as the cup is turning, slowly pour the light blue tinted resin over the spinning tumbler. Use the popsicle stick or gloved finger to carefully spread it. Repeat the process with the dark blue, white and red tinted resin. If you wish, you can drizzle a little white over each colour for a marbled effect.









4.  Let The Tumbler Cure:


Leaving the motor running, allow the cup to continue turning until the resin is dry to the touch, approximately 18-24 hours later. Remove the tumbler from the cup turner and remove the tape. Allow the cup to continue curing - it will be fully cured at the 72 hour mark.

💡TIP: If there is any tape residue left on your tumbler, you can use a little vegetable oil or a product like Goo Gone to remove it.  If there is any ArtResin that seeped under the tape, you can remove it with a little acetone or rubbing alcohol. If the resin has already cured, use a blade or some sandpaper to scrape it off. Wipe any sanding residue away with damp cloth. Wash the tumbler thoroughly with soapy water 
before use.



Marbled Tumbler: 


What You'll Need:

  • an insulated stainless steel tumbler, taped off and spray painted white
  • ArtResin epoxy resin 
  • nitrile gloves 
  • mixing container 
  • stir stick 
  • ResinTint liquid colorant in the colours of your choice ( we used white, purple, pearl blue, pink and gold )
  • white glitter to add to the white resin
  • gold glitter to add to the gold resin
  • 5 x plastic shot glasses ( one for each colour )
  • 5 x popsicle sticks ( one for each colour )
  • an empty plastic tote or cardboard box to protect your piece while it dries



1. Prepare Your Materials:

Prepare the work surface and cup turner as above.  Wearing gloves, carefully measure and mix your ArtResin according the instructions. Divide among the 5 plastic shot glasses, one per colour, reserving some clear resin in your mixing cup.  Add your tint to each cup, as above, mixing thoroughly. If desired, add glitter to your resin for a sparkle effect!





2.  Apply Your Resin:

Turn the rotisserie motor on and, with the tumbler spinning, apply a clear coat of ArtResin, spreading it evenly over the entire surface with your gloved hands. This first coat of clear resin will help the tinted resin to blend, creating a marble effect as the tumbler turns. Starting with your darkest colour first, apply each colour, one by one, in a diagonal fashion.  

💡TIP:  Always start by applying less resin to see how the colours blend. You can always add more if you wish.  















4.  Let The Tumbler Cure:


Leaving the motor running, allow the cup to continue turning until the resin is dry to the touch, approximately 18-24 hours later. Remove the tumbler from the cup turner and remove the tape. Allow the cup to continue curing - it will be fully cured at the 72 hour mark.



Glitter Tumbler: 


What You'll Need:

  • an insulated stainless steel tumbler, spray painted purple
  • ArtResin epoxy resin 
  • nitrile gloves 
  • mixing container 
  • stir stick 
  • acrylic glitter paint and a paintbrush OR spray adhesive and loose glitter
  • an empty plastic tote or cardboard box to protect your piece while it dries





1. Apply The Glitter:  

If using acrylic glitter paint, apply the paint with a brush to the entire surface of the tumbler and allow to dry. If using loose glitter, spray the entire surface of the tumbler with spray adhesive and, working over a sheet of paper to collect the spillage, generously sprinkle the glitter over the entire surface of the tumbler.  Allow the tumbler to dry throughly.








2. Apply A Coat Of Resin:


Once the glitter coat is thoroughly dry, mount the tumbler onto the cup turner.  Wearing gloves, carefully measure and mix a small amount of ArtResin. Turn the rotisserie motor on and, with the tumbler turning, slowly pour the ArtResin onto the surface of the tumbler as it turns, smoothing it out with your gloved hands. Once the entire surface has been evenly covered, allow it to turn until it is dry to the touch, within 18-24 hours.  Once dry, remove the tape and allow it to finish curing.  At 72 hours, it will have fully cured.








Alcohol Ink Tumbler: 


What You'll Need:

  • an insulated stainless steel tumbler, taped and spray painted white
  • ArtResin epoxy resin 
  • nitrile gloves 
  • mixing container 
  • stir stick 
  • alcohol ink ( we used light green, dark green, blue, white and gold )
  • 5 x sponges to apply the alcohol ink ( one per colour )
  • an empty plastic tote or cardboard box to protect your piece while it dries




1. Apply The Alcohol Ink



Using a sponge, dab the alcohol ink onto your tumbler, one colour at a time in whatever pattern you wish. Work your way from light to dark, highlighting with gold at the end.













2. Once the alcohol ink has dried, mount the tumbler onto the cup turner. Wearing gloves, carefully measure and mix a small amount of clear ArtResin. Turn the rotisserie motor on and, with the tumbler turning, slowly pour the ArtResin onto the surface of the tumbler as it turns, smoothing it out with your gloved hands. Once the entire surface has been evenly covered, allow it to turn until it is dry to the touch, within 18-24 hours. Once dry, remove the tape and allow it to finish curing.  At 72 hours, it will have fully cured.







Caring For Your Tumbler: 



  • The maximum temperature cured ArtResin should be exposed to is 120F or 50C. For this reason, hand wash your tumbler in warm, soapy water and do not leave your tumbler in a hot car. Unless your tumbler is double walled or insulated, only use with cold beverages.

  • Ensure your tumbler has fully cured for 72 hours before use.

  • Ensure there are no traces of epoxy left around the lip of your tumbler.  Use sandpaper or a blade to remove any resin that may have seeped under the tape: remove any sanding dust by wiping with a damp cloth. Wash your tumbler in warm, soapy water before use.


There you have it - 4 easy techniques for creating your very own custom resin tumbler!  

So whether you make a glitter tumbler, an alcohol ink tumbler or a marbled tumbler using tinted resin, we hope this tutorial has been informative and inspires you to get creative and make a resined tumbler of your own!

@artbyalinesavary is our #ArtResin Instagram Winner For August!

Posted on 19 Aug 14:57

Every month we like to spread the love by sending a 1 gallon kit to a couple of artists who have tagged us on Instagram ... and then we share their work with the world!  

Congratulations to artist Aline Savary ... our lucky winner for August!

 

Aline is a mixed media artist based in France. She has loved art since she was a young girl and went on to spend 10 years studying painting and fashion. When she is not working as a haute couture seamstress for the fashion houses in Paris, she spends her time living in a small fishing village on the Normandy seaside. Aline uses many different mediums to create paintings, flow art, jewellery, coasters and other art pieces, but her favourite medium is acrylic paint on canvas, finished off with a coat of glossy resin.

In Aline's words:  "J’ai fait de l’art depuis toute petite, j’ai fait 10 ans de cours de peintures et des études dans la mode. Je suis actuellement couturière pour les défilés haute couture sur Paris depuis 7 ans. Entre les défilés je suis en Normandie et perfectionne mon art. J’habite au bord de mer dans un petit village de pêcheurs. Mes préférences en création est la réalisation sur toile je peint un fond de toile en peintures acrylique et réalise un dessin ensuite j’applique la résine."

 




 

 

 





Creativity is everything to Aline and gives her a sense of freedom.  The calm of village life allows her to relax, and the sea and surrounding nature provides her with inspiration for projects and colour palettes on a daily basis. She discovered resin over a year ago and though a website is her next step, Aline currently shares her creativity and her creations on her Instagram page. 

"L’art pour moi est un moyen d’expression et me permet de me détendre. L’inspiration de la mer et très forte le calme et la nature est idéale pour créer. L’art me procure une sensation de liberté, la création est vitale pour moi il y a pas une journée sans que je pense à mes prochaines idées les couleurs. Il y a plus d’un ans j’ai découvert la résine et depuis j’ai ouvert mon Instagram dans le but de partager mes créations. Aujourd’hui j’aimerais me perfectionner et ouvrir un site internet pour vivre de mon art."

 


We love that, alongside her finished artwork, Aline shares to her Instagram page the image or natural object that inspired it.

Take a look ....





































Congratulations, Aline!
Félicitations!

To see more of Aline's beautiful work:
follow her on Instagram at @artbyalinesavary

 

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

 

 


Should I Warm Epoxy Resin In A Water Bath Before Mixing?

Posted on 14 Aug 12:53

Yes, if your ArtResin is colder than room temperature, we recommend using a water bath to warm your resin prior to mixing.  Warmer epoxy resin is generally easier to work with and has far less bubbles.  Here's how to do it:

  1. Place your tightly capped bottles of resin and hardener in a container of hot ( not boiling ) water.
  2. Let the bottles sit in the water bath for 10-15 minutes ( depending on how cold your resin was to start with and how hot your water is. )
  3. Dry your bottles off thoroughly before opening them ( even a single drop of water in your resin or hardener can cause your resin to cure cloudy. )
  4. Since curing is accelerated by heat, be aware that warming your resin in a water bath cuts down your 45 minute working time by about 10 minutes, so time yourself accordingly.

The ideal working temperature for working with ArtResin is 75-85 F or 24-30 C, so if you're working with it in the summer, you may not need a water bath; if you're working in the winter, however, a warm water bath before you measure and mix is a good idea. 




How Long Should I Leave My Epoxy Resin Sit In A Water Bath?

Well, that really depends on a few factors:  how cold your resin was to start with and how hot your water is. Generally we like to use water the same temperature as you would for a bath ( ie not boiling water - you don't want to melt the plastic bottles! ) and we leave it in for about 10-15 minutes total.

💡TIP:  Always ensure you warm your separate resin and hardener bottles BEFORE you measure and mix.  Since curing is accelerated by heat, warming your combined resin and hardener can cause it to thicken prematurely, prompting an exothermic reaction where the resin gets hot, very quickly.


 


@art_by_stephanie_roberts is our #ArtResin Instagram Winner For August!

Posted on 5 Aug 22:24

Every month we like to spread the love by sending a 1 gallon kit to a couple of artists who have tagged us on Instagram ... and then we share their work with the world!  

Congratulations to artist Stephanie Roberts ... our lucky winner for August!

 



Stephanie is a mixed media artist based in Lexington, Kentucky.  As a child, she longed to be an artist when she grew up, but eventually chose a career in science, graduating with a doctorate in pharmacy.  Though she has spent the past 10 years as a practicing pharmacist, she has always dabbled in art and writing as a creative outlet.  

A self taught artist, Stephanie discovered epoxy resin and fell in love with its infinite possibilities. As a nod to her career in medicine, she started embedding hand filled capsules of glitter and real over-the-counter medications in epoxy resin, gaining her a fan base for her "pill petris" which has since developed into commissioned work.













With such a demand for custom orders, Stephanie expanded her pill petris to include flowers, candy and other embeddable objects she can personalize with names and funny quotes.






















Stephanie uses 
acrylic gel and resin embellishments to create the most gorgeous, thick, impasto paintings and piped floral pieces that look good enough to eat!













Stephanie's geode and ocean inspired flow art pieces are absolutely flawless.

















After spending the last few years juggling a career while building a side business in art, Stephanie will be realizing her childhood dream and becoming a full time artist this fall!

In her own words, Stephanie says, "it tickles me to no end to look back at my journey and see it all come together to create this dream life for me. I work every day with an incredibly grateful heart and have met the sweetest humans on earth through fellow artists and many kind collectors."

Congratulations to you, Stephanie!

 

To see more of Stephanie's work:

Follow her on Instagram: @art_by_stephanie_roberts



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

 


How Do I Fix Epoxy Resin Drips?

Posted on 5 Aug 16:44
The best way to deal with drips is to prevent them from happening in the first place. The best way to do this is to run a good quality painter's tape along the underside of your piece to collect drips as they’re forming. By the 24hr mark, you can pull the tape off and the cured drips right along with it. 

If you do have cured drips on your actual artwork, the best way to remove them is to sand them off with sandpaper or a Dremel. 

Let's take a closer look ...




How To Prevent Resin Drips

Once you pour and spread ArtResin on your artwork, it's going to start to self-level. Any excess resin will spill over the edges and collect on the bottom of your piece, leaving you with hard, cured resin drips.  Tape along the back of your piece is a quick and easy way to prevent drips from forming directly on your artwork.




1)  Before you resin, apply tape to the back of your artwork.


Tape will catch the drips as they form. Here at ArtResin, we like using painter's tape or sheathing tape. Whichever you choose, make sure you use 
a high quality tape with good stick. Cheap painter's tape is porous and can absorb the resin; low tack tape can allow the resin to seep in between the tape and your artwork. 
 





Sheathing Tape ( aka Tuck Tape ) is a high tack, vinyl tape found in the insulation section of your local hardware store.




2)  Remove the tape within 24 hours:

When the resin has dried to the touch, remove the tape and the drips right along with it! 
Always remove the tape as soon as your resin is dry to the touch, anywhere from the 18-24 hour mark. You want to remove the tape sooner rather than later, while the resin is still flexible and has some give. The longer you let your piece sit, the harder the resin will become and the more difficult it will be to remove the tape. 






How To Remove Dried Resin Drips:

The best way to remove dried epoxy resin drips is with a little elbow grease:
  • use a heat gun to soften them and pop them off with a blade 
  • sand them off with sandpaper or a sanding block
  • use a Dremel tool.  









How To Remove Tape Left On Longer Than 24 Hours:

Tape left on past the 24 hour mark can be difficult to remove as the resin will have fully cured and bonded to the back of your artwork. We love this tip from artist @jeneratorart for removing stubborn cured resin tape and drips on the back of your piece: simply warm the resin with a heat gun to soften it and the tape will come right off!

Take a peek at Jen’s demo to see it in action. Thanks for the tip, Jen!




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Is Epoxy Resin Waterproof?

Posted on 30 Jul 17:00
ArtResin epoxy resin is a permanent application that seals in whatever it's poured over top of.  As long as you seal every square inch, your piece will be protected from water.

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How Long Does Epoxy Resin Last?

Posted on 23 Jul 09:21

If the bottles remain unopened, ArtResin has a shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture. Once the bottles have been opened, however, the shelf life is 6 months from the date of manufacture. You can find the manufacture date on the label to make it easy to track how fresh your ArtResin is!




What Does ArtResin's Shelf Life Refer To? 

ArtResin's shelf life refers to how long you can expect the product to stay as water-clear as the day it was made.⁣ ArtResin's shelf life is shortened once opened because of oxidation: when you open the bottle, the hardener comes into contact with oxygen and creates a yellowing effect, much like an apple that browns once it has been cut and exposed to air. ⁣Thankfully, this yellowing doesn't become apparent until approximately the 6 month mark.

💡
TIP: To minimize oxygen exposure and delay oxidization, always ensure you re-cap the bottle as soon as you finish pouring your hardener. 






What's The Difference Between Oxidation and Yellowing From UV?

It's important to note that yellowing that results from oxidation is entirely different than the yellowing caused by UV exposure:

  • Oxidation is caused by oxygen exposure and causes the hardener to discolor. Once ArtResin cures, it becomes inert and the hardener will no longer react with oxygen or yellow further.

  • UV light damage causes yellowing in cured epoxy resin. ArtResin is chemically engineered with two different types of UV inhibitors to offer the best yellowing protection on the market. You can read more about it in our blog Which Epoxy Resin Is Best For Artwork?

 

Can I Use Expired ArtResin?

YES, you can.  If you find yourself with some expired product on your hands, please don't toss it in the trash! Though the hardener may have discolored, the performance of the product will not be affected and it will still cure as expected as long as it is accurately measured and thoroughly mixed.

💡TIP: Remember that the yellowing you see in the hardener bottle looks worse than it is because you’re seeing it in bulk. By the time you dilute yellowed hardener with clear resin and spread it out on your work, it won't look nearly as yellow.




How To Use Expired ArtResin:

Though you may not want to use yellowed hardener on a white piece of artwork, we've got 4 fun and easy ways to use up yellow hardener including:

  1. Coating colorful paintings
  2. Making alcohol ink coasters
  3. Tinting it to make flow art
  4. Applying it over wood

Once you're done, you won't see a trace of yellow in the cured resin, we promise!

For full instructions, check out our blog What Can You Do With Yellowed Hardener?




@nico.belletti is our #ArtResin Instagram Winner For July!

Posted on 22 Jul 23:37

Every month we like to spread the love by sending a 1 gallon kit to a couple of artists who have tagged us on Instagram ... and then we share their work with the world!  

Congratulations to Italian artist Nicoletta Belletti ... our second lucky winner for July!

 

 


Nicoletta is a mixed media artist born and raised in Parma, Italy whose signature style sets her apart: Nicoletta creates larger than life sculpted creations that burst with colour and joy.  Glossy resin sitting atop confectionary coloured modelling paste looks good enough to eat and provides texture that makes you want to reach out and touch her work.  

Inspired by nature, Nicoletta loves to paint the flowers and animals found in the countryside surrounding Parma where she still lives.

 
















The enthusiasm and excitement her work invokes in her audience brings Nicoletta immense joy.  One of her favourite ways to achieve this is by offering whimsical, custom pet portraits that perfectly capture the personality of each furry subject.
 













Nicoletta's work starts with a charcoal outline sketched onto a wooden panel.  She fills this in with acrylic paint, before building her piece up with tinted modelling paste applied, applied layer by layer with a palette knife.  Once the paste has dried, she accentuates details of her piece with ArtResin to create background, depth and textural interest, as well as bringing her paintings to life.

Take a peek to see how she does it!




Congratulations on your win, Nicoletta!

 
To see more of Nicoletta's work:


Visit her website: www.nicolettabelletti.com
Follow 
her on Instagram: @nico.belletti


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