How To Resin Alcohol Ink
Create a design using alcohol ink over yupo paper sized to fit the wood panel (or other sturdy substrate) you plan to use. Ensure the alcohol ink is thoroughly dry before applying resin over top.
💡TIP: Yupo paper is a unique type of synthetic paper that works very well with alcohol ink. Unlike traditional paper, Yupo paper doesn’t absorb alcohol ink. Instead, the ink sits on top of the paper’s smooth surface. This allows the alcohol ink to blend, spread, and flow more freely, creating beautiful effects.
- It’s a good idea to apply Kamar Varnish before applying the resin. Kamar Varnish is a clear drying spray sealant that will prevent the alcohol ink from reactivating or bleeding under the resin.
To mount your artwork, apply glue stick or spray adhesive to the panel. Carefully place the yupo paper onto the panel by lining up the side closest to you and gently laying the rest down. Next, place a clean piece of paper over top of the artwork and gently roll a brayer over top to burnish the entire surface. This will remove air bubbles and ensure a good, secure bond to the panel.
Wearing gloves, measure and mix the ArtResin according to instructions.
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- Pour the resin into the center of the artwork and, using a flat-edged spreading tool, guide the resin over the entire surface.
- Use an Artist’s Torch to remove bubbles.
- Cover and allow the resin to cure. After 24 hours, the resin will be dry to the touch and will be fully cured after 72 hours.
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