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Monday, 17 April 2017

Resin adventure!!!

Resin and UTEE is the subject of the current challenge over on the PaperArtsy blog this fortnight.

Here is my take on this...

This is only the second time I have used Resin, so I have probably done all of the wrong things!!

I mixed up 100 ml of product and hardener and separated this into 3 plastic cups. Having seen some video's on You Tube, I wanted a 'dirty pour'. In 1 cup I added a squirt of Alcohol blending solution, in another a sprinkle of Paperartsy Infusions Rocky Road, in the last cup a squirt of Paperartsy Fresco Chalk Paint Cheesecake.

I poured all 3 cups back into 1 cup and poured this onto a canvas. At this stage nothing happened, just a bit of a mess!!. Not wanting to throw it all away, I decided to play. I had no idea if I was doing the right thing!!. I sprinkled on some Infusions In The Navy, it just seemed to float on the surface, so I added a few drops of Alcohol Solution, this 'opened' up the resin and 'allowed' the Infusions in!!. I continued with Infusions Rocky Road, Slime, Rusty Car and In The Navy.

I also added a few blobs of Fresco Chalk Paint in Bouganvillia. When I added a few drops of Alcohol Solution nothing happened, the chalk paint sat on top of the resin!!

Not enough resin to completely cover the canvas, starting to drip off a few of the sides, managed to level off enough to stop this!!

Still moving!!

I hope it sets, checked after 24 hours, seems to be setting, still a little tacky.

Well after over 24 hours it has started to set, I can see a problem where the resin has slightly pooled in the middle. I should have put a book to fill in the recess on the reverse of the canvas. Never mind, I am still learning!! Another factor could be the temperature. I read somewhere it has to be 18-30 degrees. Typical, the temperature dropped here today to 5 degrees and the room temperature also dropped.

I did mix up 10 grams each of the resin and hardener and mixed in a blob of Cheesecake Fresco paint and poured this onto a smaller canvas. I again added some Infusions In The navy, Slime and Rusty car. I placed a stamping block underneath to fill in the recess. Still learning!!


  1. I love it - but wow doesn't it look different to when you started! I've been watching loads of you tube videos about paint pouring (but don't have room to try it) I love your second piece too.

  2. Gosh Bryan. The effects are amazing. I think it will set eventually but might take a few days. I love the results!! Beautiful. What a great adventure.

  3. Fabulous Bryan, love your experiment which worked by the look of it 😊 Great second piece too.

  4. I think love this adventure too! Bryan, I never thought of mixing resin with Fresco paint and these are really great experience. I love the second one. xx

  5. These are beautiful Bryan, a great adventure! x

  6. Bryan,
    Very cool, you are adventurous. I've seen a few of the "dirty" pours on you tube as well looks like you have it down pretty well. I love them both.

  7. Wonderful experiments Bryan and I love the results. The first one changed completely didn't it but still looks fantastic and I love the second one too.

    Lesley Xx

  8. Wow Bryan, you're very adventurous and brave! Not used resin at all but have watched various videos--- so many things to try and not enough hours in a day. Love both pieces very much X

  9. These are really exciting Bryan! Turning into an alchemist, or maybe you could do the water to wine trick! 😛🍷

  10. Fab resin experiments! It looks so different in the 'after' photos.....hope you enjoy more resin adventures soon :-)