“Autumn is a Second Spring Where Every Leaf is a Flower” – Albert Camus
As summer winds down, we start to think about moving indoors and beginning our fall projects. While some of them may be those dreaded (and oft procrastinated) tasks on our ‘to-do’ lists – there’s no reason why we can’t have some fun and artistic projects as well. One way to fulfill our creative muse and inspire some crafty socialization is through an epoxy resin pouring party...
Art resin may be created a number of ways; popular pouring surfaces include canvas, wood and fabric – all of which may be used as the foundation for beautiful decorator accents. Epoxy resin is a durable and flexible medium that cures to permanence for a lasting impression. Resin dyes come in a multitude of colors to express an almost unlimited array of designs.
Epoxy resin artist Jeremy Hoffpauir outlines on Instrutables.com how he created resin art on canvas using leftover epoxy resin from a table project in ‘How to Make Art Resin on a Canvas.’ “I use multiple techniques to create cells and unique blending, which are both awesome resin art effects. As most of you know, I like working with Epoxy Resin. I had a small amount of material left over from my epoxy resin table project I completed last month, so I decided to make resin art on a canvas.”
Creating fluid art is good for the soul. And spending time in a group setting with other artisans (or those learning to express their creativity) is a great way to spend quality time – expressing freedom of thought and imagination. In fact, Fluid Art Therapy is a recognized discipline began in the 1930’s and is more about exploring emotions and communication than artist talent. (For more about this, see our earlier blog ‘Fluid Art as Therapy – Let Your Imagination (& Epoxy Resin) Flow.’)
No matter the medium you choose for your epoxy resin project, surface preparation is important. From our own ProMarine FAQs: Whether you are bonding, fairing or applying fabrics, the success of the application depends not only on the strength of the epoxy but also on how well the epoxy adheres to the surface to which it is being applied. Three critical steps for surface preparation of any secondary bonding operation – clean, dry & sand. For more details on ‘How do I Prepare my Surface?’ click HERE
And of course, the key is to let your imagination and the fluids flow! Happy Autumn!