How to Make Resin Art Effects on a Canvas
In this article, I show you how to make resin art effects on a canvas. I use multiple techniques to create cells and blending, which are both unique resin art effects.
Step 1: Gather Materials and Prepare Work Surface
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.
The materials I used for this project are listed below.
- Epoxy Resin
- Acrylic Paint
- Large Mixing Cups
- Small Plastic Cups
- Mixing Sticks
- Silicone Oil
- Heat Gun
- Rubber Gloves
- Blank Canvas
Epoxy Resin Work Surface
First of all, I receive a ton of questions about my epoxy resin work surface. So, I’ll take a quick minute to explain.
In an effort to reduce the epoxy resin mess (run-off), I attached four 2×4’s to the underside of my outfeed table a few months ago. The 2×4’s suspend the work piece in the air.
Additionally, I used 2×4’s around the table below the plywood top to create a tub.
I sealed the underside of the table with silicone caulk to prevent leaking.
Ultimately, the underside of the outfeed table is a tub which collects the epoxy as it runs off the work piece.
The outfeed table is attached to my table saw with magnets.
To use the table, I pull it away from the table saw and flip it over.