Friday, January 7, 2011

Mixed Media Resin Workshop Announcement

mixed media and resin painting

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Mixed Media Resin Workshop is now ongoing!  You can join anytime and work at your own pace!

The Mixed Media Resin Workshop is interactive.  It's conducted through written lessons on the private blog extensive videos and photos. Workshop participants are encouraged to ask questions to me directly and share their work and experiences in a private social network.

What's the Workshop Covers:
 Learning how to properly mix resin. Understanding health and safety issues.Mixing the proper amount for your painting. Tips to make working with resin easier. Taping sides and how tapes are not created equally when working with resin. Getting rid of those pesky bubbles. Projects Demo Videos:  Applying resin as a final varnish on wood and canvas.

Sanding and finishing.  Handling power tools.  Preparing to let resin run over the sides of a project.  Advantages and Disadvantages. Project Demo Video: Encapsulating your artwork in resin. 

Finishing the resin artwork. What to do when things go wrong.  The trials and tribulations of working with resin.  Saving your work and avoiding problems.  Mixing color in your resin.  Project Demo Video: Using Resin as the paint and canvas itself.

Layering Resin. Using layers of resin to make colors pop and float. Combining other mediums besides paint.  Using markers, Souffle pens, dimensional paint.  Project: Creating multi-dimensional work with layers of resin and paint.

Mixed Media under resin.   Adding papers, photos, jewels, ephemera, objects etc. Understanding the  chemical reactions and how to avoid problems.  Project Demo Video:  Creating a mixed media resin painting with collage elements.

Isolating resin elements within a painting.  Learn how to use resin in just one isolated area of a painting, using cut out areas, and dammed areas.  Project Demo Video: Isolating resin and painting within a piece of artwork

acrylic with resin and encaustic wax

Combining resin with other mediums, such as beeswax, photography and jewelry.  Project Demo Video: Using Resin and Encaustic beeswax together in artwork and a Bonus Demo : metal clay jewelry and resin.

26 High Definition instructional and demonstration videos.  
All videos are available for download.

  Students are encouraged to share their work and experiences using resin on the private social network.  I will be available to answer questions and address problems and concerns when working with resin.

Must Have Supply List:

Envirotex Lite 2 part resin (available at hardware stores, Michaels, and online)  32 oz. is good to start with, depending on the amount of projects and size of your might need more.
Scotch blue painter's tape Multi surface NOT Delicate Surface (other brands are not created equal.  Available at Kmart, Walmart, hardware stores) 1" wide

your finished artwork on canvas or wood for resin varnish, 12X12 or smaller (Week One)

8X10 or smaller wood or canvas for future projects (wood is easier to work with, I recommend these      wood canvas panels)  Please note:  You can work larger but you will need to purchase larger amounts of resin

Lighter, Disposable Butane like this one - click here   OR
self igniting propane torch  (the torch is better for larger work)

plastic disposable table cloths or trash bags

Clear plastic disposable cups, like you would use for a party.   Needs to hold 10 oz or more.

kitchen measuring cup (not for resin, we will be measuring water)

Nice to Have Supply List:

palm sander - I use this one
various sandpaper loose or for the palm sander in assorted grits

Totally Up to Your Style Supply List:

various items to embed in resin, photos, glitter, rhinestones, bugs (dead, of course), leaves, shells, etc.

Registration through PayPal onlyUpon completion of your PayPal payment, you will receive a welcome email with login instructions.  Please allow up to 24 hours to recieve this confirmation.  It will go to your PayPal email address.

Past students of "Art Play", "Mixed Media and the Girls" and  "Paint Free" classes receive a discount for the Mixed Media Resin class. Discount is not valid on other previous classes or new classes that have yet to be offered. New students of Mixed Media Resin will receive discounts on upcoming workshops and classes.

Please choose the new student or past student option.

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