How To Resin An Acrylic Painting
- Paint your design directly onto a birch panel or cradle board. Alternatively, if your acrylic painting is on paper, ensure it is dry and mount it securely to the panel with spray adhesive. Next, place a clean piece of paper on top of the painting and gently roll a brayer over it to eliminate air pockets and ensure a good bond between the paper and panel.
💡 TIP: The acrylic paint itself will not run when in contact with the resin, but you may want to apply a sealant if there is a risk that the paper might absorb the resin. Test on a scrap piece first. If a sealant is required, choose one that dries clear, offers UV protection, and is suitable for acrylic paint.
- Wearing gloves, measure and mix ArtResin according to directions.
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- Pour the resin in the center of your artwork and use a flat-edged spreading tool to guide it over the entire surface.
- Use an Artist’s Torch to remove bubbles.
- Cover and allow the resin to cure. After 24 hours, your resin will be dry to the touch and fully cured after 72 hours.
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