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    Apr032008

    Epoxy resin video!

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    Ok, so I am a little overwhelmed (In a good kind of way) of the response to  the last post. thank you thank you thankyou! to everyone who left a comment, sent an email and sent good karma my way, thank you. I am indeed very motivated and inspired to keep on keepin' on with the Found Art Tuesday project. (a.k.a. the NEW REVOLUTION!) It's so exciting! ooooh the ideas I've had this past day, the creativity is flowing again, and when she comes, she comes and makes herself heard, so I'm listening and taking it all in.

    And speaking of creating, well that's something I've been doing relentlessly, I am not finished with all I wanted to do for the art fair, but I want to make art that I am happy with, and last night I finally applied the resin to a few cigar boxes I did last week, they needed to dry completely before applying the epoxy resin, and also I had to do it during the night after my kids went to bed, so that little fingers were kept away.  These cigar boxes are made with a few prints of my paitnings, and these are the project I was worried about turning out too "crafty" and not very "artistic" but I like how they turned out. Yes, it's true, there's a big "art and craft" feeling to it, but it's also something I haven't seen before, so I may have some points for originality. and they're so shiny, you just want to touch it. On the plus side, they don't need any plexiglass to protect the artwork, like a few other assemblage boxes I've made.



    The epoxy resin can be found in craft stores, but I bought this one at Lowe's (the best hardware store I know) It is called Famwood Glaze Coat it comes in two separate bottles that you have to mix as needed. If you decide to try it, please read the instructions because there's a bunch of things you need to know, like the proper technique to mix it to avoid excess bubbleness (I'm declaring "bubbleness" a word) and also the amount of time you have to level it before it starts to set, etc. It's like doing rocket science, without the rocket... sort of...

     The music in the video is by Summer Pierre. She sings, she makes art, she draws, she's a creative extraordinaire. her cd is coolisimo...get it on itunes!

    ok, so here you are, the little video.  So, my dearest five readers, this video was made just for your enjoyment and learning. (Ok, I have to confess it's so fun to make them, I just can't stop.. plus... it's so fun to see my old lady fingers painting, it's like an out of body experience, in a not that weird kind of way)

     

    Reader Comments (11)

    That's so lovely. And so shiny! These video's always make me want to have a go at making the same thing! I love them!
    April 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUndaunted
    Rosa,
    I love that Summer Pierre cd. I am off to download it. And the epoxy video was very informative. I never thought to do that with an assembledge. I like it!

    k
    April 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKathyL
    I found this entry via 52 projects. You've inspired me on a couple of levels. Video tutorials are so much more inspiring than printed tutorials, and I really need to play with resin. I can think of a lots of possibilities. Thanks for sharing!
    April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
    thanks, thanks, THANKS!!!!! I am sooooooo happy to see a video of how this is done with art projects. Your cigar boxes look beautiful.
    May 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercasapinka
    thank you so much for creating this tutorial! it's so beautiful! i just started using resin this evening for the first time. you are an inspiration. thank you for sharing what you know!
    September 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkathleen
    what great information you have shared! thanks for that educational video, which is so much better than going to the store and wondering what to buy and how to use it. famwood glaze coat should hire you.
    dm
    March 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeborah mitchell
    thanks for sharing this litle gem of a video, it had all of the information that i needed!
    March 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeborah mitchell
    Thanks for this great video. Off to Lowes. :)
    February 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoan linenborker
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    August 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergucci shoes
    Hola,Es un error muy comun confundir la resina epoxi con resina poliester..la del video es resina poliester..,la diferencia radica en que la poliester es mas toxica ,con mucho olor,menos regida,se pone amarilla con el tiempo, es mas barata.,mucho cuidado con la poliester ya que al ser muy toxica hay que trabajarla en ambientes ventilados.con anteojos de seguridad,guantes de latex,y mascara.
    Un saludo
    November 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterreclus
    can you use a brush to apply a coat of resin to a sculpture?
    March 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterterry

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