Resin Geode Basics: How to create sparkling geode art works | Deby Coles | Skillshare

Resin Geode Basics: How to create sparkling geode art works

Deby Coles, Artist and teacher

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17 Lessons (1h 60m)
    • 1. Welcome and introduction

    • 2. Safety considerations for working with resin

    • 3. Basic supplies and materials for resin work

    • 4. Which surfaces are best for your resin geode?

    • 5. Extra resources for resin newbies

    • 6. Embellishment options - the glitz and sparkle

    • 7. Drafting out your geode shape

    • 8. Auditioning our colors and layout

    • 9. Adding a sand border to our geode (optional)

    • 10. Adding stones and larger embellishments

    • 11. Adding our first layers of resin

    • 12. Adding layers of resin that subtly blend

    • 13. Glitter layers

    • 14. Assessing our piece and securing loose items

    • 15. Adding detail with line work

    • 16. Clear coating pros and cons

    • 17. Options for finishing our geode

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About This Class

A course for resin beginners looking to create amazing geode inspired resin art works. 

Maybe you've dabbled with resin before, perhaps just some simple clear coating on coasters or art work. Now you've discovered how amazing it can be and seen some of the geodes made from resin and want to make them too. But resin and the geode materials are expensive. You could dive right in, spend a lot of time and money and end up with a piece that just didn't work out - and all those materials are wasted. Taking this class will help you avoid those mistakes and leap up the learning curve so that your first piece will be amazing.

In the class we will cover a wide range of topics concentrating very much on the basics for creating resin geodes. It assumes a previous basic knowledge of resin working but we will still cover safety and supplies needed for working with resin. You'll learn how to pick the best surface, what materials you can use and where to get them, how to keep your resin layers from bleeding and moving too much, and how to tease them into the shapes you want for your resin geode.

Once you have the basics and your first resin geode completed, your creativity can kick in without fear of failure and you'll be able to take it so much further, create amazing designs you will love. 

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