I absolutely love making poured resin art, and this project was no exception! Today I’m going to show you how I experimented with acrylic paints and resin and how I created this beautiful shiny piece of metallic poured resin art on canvas.
- Art Canvas
- Envirotex Lite
- Metallic acrylic paints
- Disposable Cups and Stir Sticks
- Vinyl gloves
- Eye protection
- Cookie Sheet, plastic wrap and parchment paper (surface to catch excess resin, you could also use a cardboard box.)
- Spare blocks of wood or something to elevate your canvas
- paint brush
The first step is to protect your table or floor by creating a surface to catch the excess resin after the pour. I used an old cookie sheet, covered it in plastic wrap, then added a layer of parchment paper. This worked very well and was easy to clean up when I was done.
Next, you’ll want to elevate your canvas onto a couple of scraps of wood or something that is disposable. The excess resin may make contact with these and you will want to just throw them out. Another thought would be plastic cups or old containers that you can toss.
Mix and Color Resin:
Use stir sticks or paint brushes to add the metallic acrylic paint to your resin. Be sure to only use as much as you need for the color, the less paint the better for the resin to cure later on. Stir the paint and resin thoroughly. Use clean stir sticks to do a final stir.
Tip the canvas slightly to spread the resin across the entire thing. Then, pour any excess resin from each cup making a pattern over the base layer.
Use a micro-butane torch to pop any bubbles. You can also exhale over the entire thing and it will pop bubbles, the micro torch is just much faster.
Once you have fulfilled your artistic desires, let the resin set for 24 hours. It will continue to shift and change a little before it totally sets.
And there you have it. A beautiful piece of art on canvas that can be hung anywhere you want in your home. I just love the sparkle and shine that the metallic paints added.
I hope you can see the metallic sparkle in this, it’s really very pretty and adds a lot of dimension.