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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Resin Fish Painting | Resin Crafts | Craft Klatch

Learn how to do resin painting with this resin fish art tutorial!

Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:
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You will need (choose colors to customize to your decor):
Canvas:  https://amzn.to/2NnROH3
Resin pigment:  https://amzn.to/2Lmrwrr
Pigment powder:  https://amzn.to/2utjCm4
Fine glitter (optional):  https://amzn.to/2KZPOb7
Dimensional paint:  https://amzn.to/2uHYYOs
Alcohol ink (optional):  https://amzn.to/2Li6eeh
Ink pad (optional):  https://amzn.to/2utvDZ0
Black acrylic paint (optional):  https://amzn.to/2L0vPcm
This is the resin I used for this project:
FX Poxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.
These are other resins:
Easy Cast:  http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin:  http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw



Directions:

1.  Trace or free draw the shape of a fish onto a canvas board.

2.  You can freehand the details of the fish.

3.  I used a dimensional fabric paint to outline the fish.  I had red on hand, but you can use any color.  In hindsight, I would have used black and it would have saved a couple of steps.


4.  I drew in some seagrass or seaweed.

5.  I used the dimensional fabric paint to outline that as well.


6.  When everything dried, I used a spray paint to seal it all.


7.  I used a permanent ink pad to blacken the outline.

8.  I used some of the alcohol ink to cover up some of the ink blotches.


9.  I mixed two ounces of resin and added blue pigment.  I began dripping and spreading it onto the canvas.

10.  I did the same with green, but did about one ounce.

11.  I used a lighter to pop the bubbles.

12.  I repeated with red and yellow.

13.  I mixed more resin and added fine glitter and dripped it into the scales of the fish.  Again, I popped bubbles and allowed it to cure for 12 hours.

14.  Once cured, I thought the outline could be stronger, so I used a fine liner brush and black acrylic paint, to strengthen the outlines.  


15.  Once the paint dried, I mixed three ounces of resin and poured it over the art.  



16.  I popped the bubbles with a lighter and let it sit for a minimum of 12 hours.
  
Once it is finished curing, it is ready!  You can put it on a stand, or frame it!

You can do it with any design, so let your imagination run wild!


That's it!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona



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