Circular Resin Art Panels

As part of the circular series, I decided I wanted to explore texture paste (my usual go to media), but this time I wanted to also add some extra detail, so I turned to some sand that I had in my garage. I simply applied the texture paste and sprinkled the sand on in various places – making some areas more denser than others. I then let this dry and brushed the excess sand away.

I then applied some acrylic paint and tried to merge a small amount of colours together to form a gradient. I wanted to do this as the colours would form the very base colour of my final piece.

I taped up the circumference to contain the resin, that I would be adding to the surface

(I do not like to be messy!)

A close up detail of the painted sand

I then decided I would start adding some clear resin and so I firstly taped up all the way around the circumference. I wanted to be able to contain the resin and only allow it to move around the front surface of the wooden panel. I definitely did not want the resin to flow anywhere near the sides of the panels as I like absolute perfection!

I then added some alcohol inks to the wet resin and I loved the process! I even got the hairdryer out to push the colours around the surface, merging as they went. I personally loved the white and the copper tones. Once nearly dry, I removed the masking tape and I then let it completely dry. It would have been a real struggle to remove the tape from the very hard resin had I not removed it before it had cured.

Although I will be adding a resin topcoat that will hide any texture still rising above the resin at present, I may also experiment with further media to build up further layers!

I will for each resin layer add a fresh piece of masking tape to contain the flow of clear resin. Here are some further detail from my experiments. I will post the final piece and subsequent other work in the series in a future post…watch this space!

This is my favourite detail from this piece so far!

Published by Richard Baker Contemporary Art

Contemporary Abstract Artist creating Modern Art for your Interior Space. Bespoke Sizes and Commissions Welcome. I am a Professional Artist working from my studio near Wymondham in Norfolk. Art for Sale with International Shipping.

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