Epoxy Resin & Art
Resin Art Pour Process
Resin Art pouring is unique in so many ways, which means that no two pieces can ever be created the same!
Preparing the wooden canvas
In order to make the canvas, I use only 10mm plywood, treated for outdoor use, which ensures that your art will not warp and bend over time. The wood is cut according to your specific requirements and a wooden frame is securely fixed to the back for easy hanging. When the frame is ready, the wood is primed white or black paint depending on your colour choice, giving extra smoothness to the resin pour and durability. Before you can begin pouring, it’s important to create a sturdy dam around the canvas or the epoxy will pour over the sides. I use a high quality super strength duct tape and wooden blocks to reinforce the sides.
Pouring the Epoxy Resin
I use carefully selected UV protected epoxy resin so that your art will not fade over time. The resin comes in 2 liquids, of which both, must be measured exact along with the colour pigments and then mixed thoroughly. Safety steps are taken and the colours are ready to pour creating fantastic swirls with a shiny glass effect. As the resin dries, bubbles appear which need to be released with a blow torch and this is when the real magic happens!
The finishing touches
The resin begins to harden after around 12 hours, but is not completely cured until 72 hours. Once fully cured the edges of the frame are sanded, and smoothed down, and in order to make the art really stand out, the edges of the canvas are painted in black, white or grey. We can also supply you with the brackets to hang your art on the wall.
Depending on demand, and your requests… your art can be ready within two weeks!
Resin, Pigments and Powders
I use only high quality artist resin, pigments and powders which are UV protected so they will not yellow in the sun.
In order to make your art quickly you can choose from a large stock of colours or I can order according to your tastes. If you are not sure which colours would best suit your needs, I can create a sample piece using real resin on a small board before you make your final decision.