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Learning how to create resin canvas art for beginners

Resin Art

Resin art is a fun and creative way to make stunning and unique pieces of art on a canvas. If you're a beginner, don't worry, it's easy to get started. In this blog, we'll walk you through the steps of how to use resin art on a canvas for a beginner. (If you live in the Denver area, I teach resin classes in my studio and I also offer an online course. These classes take you step-by-step to create resin art!)


Materials You'll Need:

  • Resin

  • Hardener

  • Mixing cups and stirrers

  • Canvas

  • Paints and pigments

  • Gloves

  • Torch or heat gun (optional)

Step 1: Choose Your Canvas The first step is to choose your canvas. You can use any size canvas that you want, but a smaller size is better for beginners. Make sure that the canvas is primed and ready for use. If not, prime the canvas before starting.


Step 2: Prepare Your Resin Mix your resin and hardener according to the instructions on the package. Make sure that you mix the resin and hardener thoroughly to avoid any unmixed parts. You should mix the resin for around 3-5 minutes to make sure that it is completely mixed.


Step 3: Add Paints and Pigments once you have mixed your resin, you can add in your paints and pigments. You can use any type of paint that you want, but acrylic paints work best. Mix the paint or mica pigment into the resin until you get the desired color.


Step 4: Pour Resin onto the Canvas once your resin is mixed with the paints or pigments, you can pour it onto your canvas. Use a stir stick or your gloved hand to spread the resin around the canvas.


Step 5: Add More Layers (Optional) If you want to add more layers of resin to your canvas, you can do so once the first layer has dried. You can add as many layers as you want until you get the desired look.


Step 6: Pop Bubbles Once you have poured your resin onto the canvas, you may notice some bubbles. To get rid of these bubbles, use a heat gun or torch. Hold the heat gun or torch above the resin and move it in a circular motion until the bubbles pop.


Step 7: Let it Dry Finally, let your resin dry completely. This usually takes around 24-48 hours. Once your resin has dried, you can hang it up or display it however you like.


Interested in learning more about resin art? If you're in the Denver area, I offer resin art classes for beginners and intermediate level classes. In these classes, you'll learn the basics of resin art and how to create your own unique pieces on canvas. For more information or to sign up for a class, please contact me at dripyouheartout@gmail.com. Thank you for reading and happy creating!

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