FAQ 6 - Tips

Tips

          1. How can I increase the value of my artwork?

            • Artwork coated in ArtResin has a richer, more dramatic look and can typically fetch more in sales. Also, using gallery canvases (2" thick edges) can increase the value of the artwork because these are not meant to be framed. Both ways, the client will spend more on the art from the artist but will save money in the long run because they don't have to pay for framing. 
          2. How can I finish my ArtResin surface most effectively and efficiently?

            • A torch is your best bet for a perfect finish. Once you have poured your ArtResin and it is spread out evenly, run a small Artist's Torch over the surface at a distance of a few inches. You will see the bubbles rise to the surface and burn away any dust particles or hairs.
          3. What is the best surface to work on when using ArtResin?

            • Though ArtResin can be used on anything from wood to fabric to canvas, to paper and ceramics, et cetera, if you are using a large quantity of ArtResin at once, you will need to apply it to something strong enough to hold its weight. A wooden panel is very strong and reliable under the weight of resin.
          4. What is the best way to mount paper or prints for use with ArtResin?

            • Watch the video: How to Mount a Print to a Wooden Panel
            • Watch the video: Mounting and Resining a Photo
            • If you are resining over a collage, watercolor paper or mixed media with white/light coloured paper, it is recommended that you mount the paper on a white surface. Depending on the paper you are using, your paper could turn slightly translucent under the resin, so if the surface underneath is white then your images will retain their true colors. It is always recommended that you try the resin out over your paper of choice first on a test surface.
          5. Why should I experiment with ArtResin?

            • As with most things, practice makes perfect. Your second ArtResin job will inevitably be better than your first. The third resin job will be even better again! Keep in mind that you may not get everything perfect on your first try and that the best way to learn is to make mistakes so you can improve! Experimenting is both necessary and part of the fun of the creative process. 
          6. How can I pack my ArtResin pieces without having anything stick to the top resin layer?

            • The best material to use to pack your ArtResin piece is poly foam. Poly foam provides cushioning without scratching the surface of the resin. You can further pad your piece with an outer layer of bubble wrap and cardboard for extra protection. It is not advisable to use bubble wrap as a first layer because it leaves circular marks on the resin. 
          7. How can I photograph my finished ArtResin creations?

            • A soft area light is ideal. Try setting up a big white tent out of white sheets and light the outside of the cloth. This will help keep a soft light with no hot spots. You also need to angle the camera and piece the right way to avoid reflections. If you take 100 pictures, one is sure to be perfect!
          8. How can I be sure ArtResin won't ruin my artwork?

            • Watch the video: How Can I be Sure ArtResin Won't Ruin my Work?
            • If you're new to ArtResin, it's best to test it out on a non-masterpiece first. It's very important to measure carefully and mix thoroughly so that the resin and hardener parts have the chance to react properly. So long as you pay close attention to this part of the process, you should be successful. Unlike other resins, ArtResin is specifically formulated for creative applications, so it will not discolor your piece over time. You may want to view our customer video reviews to see what others are saying about ArtResin and to get inspired.
          9. How can I hang heavy ArtResin pieces?

            • Watch the video: Tips for Hanging Heavy Art If your piece is quite heavy, as it may well be after being coated in ArtResin, simple picture hanging wire will likely not be strong enough to hold your piece on the wall. Instead, use airline cable. This can be attached with a screw and a washer, and is very strong under a lot of weight.
          10. How can I easily ArtResin many pieces at once?