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Resin Art ZEN DISK PROJECT - Acrylic, Alcohol Ink & Mixed Media

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Resin Art Zen Disk Intro


    • 2.

      About me


    • 3.

      Supplies needed


    • 4.

      Preparing to use resin


    • 5.

      Mixing resin


    • 6.

      Mixing and adding pigments to resin


    • 7.

      Begin pouring resin


    • 8.

      Using silver pigment


    • 9.

      Removing bubbles from resin


    • 10.

      Extra resin tile practice


    • 11.

      Other detail options


    • 12.

      Adding mica flakes for texture


    • 13.

      Sealing the back of your disk


    • 14.

      Cutting the cork to fit


    • 15.

      Bonus: Dirty Pour with Resin


    • 16.



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About This Class

Learn step by step how to mix art resin along with mixing or tinting your resin using a few different types of mediums/paints.

Creating A Zen Art piece on an aluminum disk using Resin and other mixed media. Art Resin Calculator

Beginner Course that is step by step.

ZEN ART:  Calm, balance, and meditation. Once you create one of your own you may find yourself starring at it for hours. Please know that people may experience a tiny bit of wall envy when they see your finished ZEN Disk! 

In this course, students will learn to Mix Resin and play with other mixed media to create a one of a kind resin art piece. We will learn about mixing resin and adding pigments such as inks, acrylics, and more. Mix and choose your color combinations. Instructor Kellie Chasse will walk you through the process from beginning to end.

Step by step in REAL-TIME to create a terrific one of a kind, unique art piece.

This is a Beginner to Intermediate course for those of you that want to have fun, be creative, and get the basics on how to work with Resin. Learn all my quick easy tricks and steps to make your ZEN ART for yourself, or to give as a gift! I'll show you how to create with Resin and Other Mixed Media and give you the skills and materials to develop your unique Art Piece. I'll take you through the entire video of my steps and process and give you some ideas on different mediums to work with. All you need is an open mind and be patient with yourself, and open your creativity.

In this course  will cover: 

  • Materials needed 
  • Step by step process in real-time demos.
  • Create an Art Disk and Tile using different techniques and materials.
  • We will cover working with Resin, Flow paints, Alcohol Ink, and India Inks.
  • Learn to finish off your art with a Cork backing and hanger.
  • Resource: Art Resin Safety Data Sheets
  • Check out more resin Classes available on Skillshare,  such as making coasters and knobs, or the jewelry course!

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  • I've added a bonus pour on a wooden disk




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Disclaimer: Safety Note - When using paints and chemicals please adhere to any manufacturer safety guidelines with these products. If you have specific safety questions or concerns please contact the product's manufacturer. 


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1. Resin Art Zen Disk Intro: Hi, Kelly. Hear from Kelly Chassis, Fine Art And today's course we're going to learn how to use resin to create a beautiful then disk and also a tile using leftover resin. Hope you've ever wanted to try. Resident were a little uncomfortable about the whole process. This is probably the course for you, so we'll go over a brand called Art Resin, which is the one I'll be using. It's a two part hardener and resin, and we'll go over all the materials that you'll need for this will include in here all of the steps that I take and we'll even add some different colors to our residents will be able to mix it up and see how to pour. It will go over how to use a blowtorch to get the air bubbles out of this, and we'll be adding some other mixed media to the course, looking forward to taking the course with you. So enroll today and let's create some resin art 2. About me: Hi, I'm killing and I live in the beautiful state of mean. I am a self top professional artists and I really enjoy simple living and being debt free. I just wanted to take a minute and welcome you to this course. I'm happy to have you here, and I'm really looking forward to teaching you. It's a little bit about me. I was born on Earth Day, April 22nd. I won't give you the year, but my hope is that my rework reflects a free spirit, love and compassion for Mother Earth. I have a website, Kelly chassis, fine art and a YouTube channel with thousands of subscribers who enjoy learning about watercolor and alcohol ink painting tips. You can view my original art prints and cards on etc. And my shop is under the name Kelly chassis Fine art. And I'm also on all social media platforms under the same name, such as Facebook, instagram, twitter, Pinterest, lengthen and anything else I might have for gotten. But I would love to have you stop by just to say hello to me. I've been teaching classes here locally in Maine for about 10 years now, and I have perfected my techniques and step by step painting processes over many years, and I've met so many wonderful people at the Portland International Jetport as their featured artists since 2014. And I began teaching online classes really, because it's a amazing way for me to reach other artists and crafty people all over the world who share the same passion as I do for making art. And they put together this course from the perspective of knowing what it's like to be a self taught artist and to start from nothing. So with my courses, you get simple, easy to understand directions, step by step and in real time. And I know that you value being able to learn your own pace while still having access to the instructor for help and feedback. And I truly hope you find everything in this course very clear and easy to follow. You will learn some basic painting techniques while enjoying simple riel time steps. If, however, something is unclear, please let me know what I could do to help you and clarify anything for you and feel free to send me an email again. Thank you so much for joining the course. I'm excited to have you here, and I can't wait to see what you can accomplish 3. Supplies needed: All right, so let's go over IRA supply list. I do have a pdf attached here for you that you can print out, and in this course, I'm gonna show you how to complete this beautiful Zen disc as well as we'll be using are leftover resin for a tile project. So to get started, what you'll need is both flat surface and make sure that it's covered with some type of plastic. You also need to make sure that it's a level and you will need some type of plastic bin that will fit your size disk with a cover. You only have plastic clear cups for our resin to make sure that we can measure it properly . You also need a disk, and I'll show you where I get mine online. You will need a tile. This one happens to be a small four by four inch tile, and I'll be using a product called Art Resin, which I love. You also need a mixing cup, and this is the one that you'll mix both thought resin and the hardener in together. You'll need some Popsicle sticks for mixing, and I recommend getting some either Ah, some pure L or baby wipes something like that so you can wipe your hands off. It makes it easier so the residents and stick to you. You also need to have a roll of paper towels, or you can use a rag of some sort, and for colors, you could choose any colors that you like. I'm using three different types of products here so that you can see how they interact with a resin. This one's Bombay and Indian ankle would be using the color teal, also using some Ranger Alcohol Inc. Purple Twilight and I also have some golden fluid pain, which is titanium white. And then, for a little added bonus, we've got some liquid tex. You're a distance silver ink. You will need some toothpicks, and if you don't have mica flakes, you can use glitter. Or you can use both and Leadsom gloves to protect your hands, and you will need some type of torch. This one is a small butane, one that I picked up at a local hardware store and for the back will need some cork, some plate hangers, some E 6000 glue and some type of cutting tool. Do recommend that you watch this course all the way through the first time before starting your project. So next we will prepare to mix the resin. 4. Preparing to use resin: all right, so let's go over the steps that we're going to need to take before we start mixing our resin. Now you want to make sure that you read all safety precautions before using any of these chemicals. I'll be using a product called Art Resin, which I love because it's non toxic and it doesn't have any smells. But I have here my cups, and I also have my little bucket here that I'm going to be placing the lid on once we mixed the resin and pour it. But what I'm doing now is just setting up three little cups here to balance our disk on top , because we want to give space underneath for this resin to run down from so you can see it's a very thin piece of aluminum. And if you don't have aluminum, you can use would he can use MDF boards. There's lots of different things that you can actually create on but for our purpose today , I'm gonna show you how to do this on Aluminum disc, and I'll show you where toe get all the products for that. So the first thing I want to do is lay that disk down, and we want to make sure that it's nice and level. And this is very important for the resin to level correctly, Earl to end up with more resin on one side of your disk than the other, and it will be lopsided, so we definitely don't want that. So let's go ahead and we'll put our gloves on. You want to make sure you have gloves on for the resident because this stuff is sticky stuff. So you have two different parts. You have a hardener, and then the 2nd 1 is the resin itself. So when these two combined, it will have a reaction to another, which is how you get it's a harden. So by themselves, they're fine. Once they're mixed is when you have roughly about 45 minutes to work with this, and depending on what resin you're using, it may be a little different. So actually read the directions, so make sure you have clear cups. I could probably have gotten some smaller ones, cause we're not using a whole lot of resident for this particular project, but I'm just gonna mark the cups evenly on both sides. You get a 90 roughly how much I'm gonna use, which is really not a lot and resins expensive. But to do this tile and this disc, I'm gonna show you. And even you may even have some extra. If you want to do a canvas, something like this or if you didn't have the aluminum, the campus will take just about as much. Maybe a little bit less, because this is a six by six and they do have online, um a I'll put a link to that for you, a measurement so that if you've got a certain amount of square footage that you're trying to cover will tell you how much resin you need, So I'm just gonna just eyeball it here. I've done this a few times, so I know roughly how much I'm gonna use. So if I were using three pieces, they're equal parts about the size. I would I would go 123 So for three pieces, I would need that much resin. So it would be again same part hardener, same part resin, someone to measure the same on this cup as well. Open this one for the hardener and what may be helpful as well. Just so you don't get mixed up. Your first time is to put on our on one and h on the other cup so that you know which one is which. In case you have to pour a little bit more into it. If they're not equal, you could see that those air pretty even was double checking eyeballing before we start here and will be ready to mix our resin next. 5. Mixing resin: All right, So let's begin mixing our resin and just another note real quick. We only have 45 minutes before this starts to set. So this is something you have to work fairly quickly with. So again we have are two different cups. This one's going to be our resin. So if you want to mark your cup with an R, you could go ahead and do so and who gonna just pour it right in here, just kind of eyeball it to see if you got I'm gonna only go with up to number two here because I think we'll have plenty to dio the tile and the disk. Peace with that. So just make sure you wipe off the edges of your containers there. As you put the cap back dunks. It does tend to get sticky. So let's put that one aside and I will grab the hardener. So again, if you want to put it h on their for the hardener, we'll go ahead and put that in there. You'll notice one is a little bit thinner than the other, so you have to be careful when you're pouring this to make sure that your levels are the same. Not necessarily. The weight is the same because one is thicker than the other ones. A little bit heavier than the other again. You can cover, take the cover and wipe that off. And I'm gonna bring both of these up here a second side by side here to make sure that we're even on those numbers you can see here have taken a little shot of it once the two part hardener and the resident mixed again. We have 45 minutes to get that in there, and this is the cup that will use you want. Make sure that's flat when you pour those in there, so that when you use your stir sticks, you are getting all of that mixed up and the edges, the bottom, the whole works. So part one resident, part two hardener and one large cup he's sure to scrape the sides amaranth. Stir this for three full minutes, and I would recommend that you set a timer for this. Make sure that you're scraping those sides of the couple's well, and you could see you'll start to get a little foggy in here, and that's what you want you'll see some air bubbles, and that's okay to go ahead and start to make sures and, well, get ready to make some colors up here soon, So here we have it. Now, this has been three minutes of stirring and you'll see a lot of those little tiny air bubbles in there. It no longer looks clear at this point, but once the bubbles are gone, that will clear right up a swell. So now, if you found that you got a little bit of that resident on your gloves, you can just go ahead and take some of the baby wipes or some of the alcohol. You can wipe that right off. So now we're gonna get ready to separate the resin out into our separate cups, and we'll beginning mixing some colors. 6. Mixing and adding pigments to resin: Okay, so let's go ahead and separate the resin out and will begin to make some colors. I have the Bombay Teal India ink here. I've got the Alcohol Inc in the Twilight Purple. Remember, this will fade. And I did want to show you this also some titanium white by golden and this is more open, opaque. And then we have some liquid Tex Inc with iridescent silver color. So you get to see how all of these work here and again you can choose any of the colors that you would rather dio. I'm gonna go ahead and I want to separate this resin out. Now, think about this. When you when you do it, you want to make sure that you mix your colors according Teoh, what you're gonna want more of. So as you separate these out, keep in mind what color choices you're gonna be using. So I'm gonna go with a little bit more white than any of the other colors. Someone pour a little bit more extra into one of the cups Here. Let's go ahead and set that aside and grab another cup. Pour some extra in here. This is gonna be our purple so I don't need a whole lot in there on our last one will be blue, and I always leave a little extra in my container in case I need to mix up another color. And it will be using a little bit of this for the silver. And I do want to show you a couple different options when we do the silver. So I've got my three cups here. These have all been mixed really well again. Make sure that you mix without three minutes because if you do not, it will not cure properly. And you'll have some sticky spots in your resident when it's dry. So let's go ahead and put the white in here. The more opaque color first, and you could see how many drops I put in here doesn't take a whole lot to color the mixture, and you want to make sure that you're using a very off light materialises, very liquidy. So the inks work really well in the high flow. Work very well. Regular acrylics will tend to be a little thick for this and sometimes will make your resin tacky, and you don't want to add anything extra to this because it will affect the way the resident curious. You can add water or anything like that to it. So go ahead and mixing this up really well, making sure that color is nice and mixed. In here. You could see the texture of the consistency of this is quite runny. We'll set that aside and let's grab our next color should put the top back on those I want to try the purple and again, depending on what alcohol in Q use summing colors will just fade more than others, and this is really trial and error, and I do know that the purple does fade quite a bit, but it still gives me a nice little lavender shade in here, so I'm gonna put about five drops in start. It was a little bit more. Mix that up and again. This is going to be translucent, so it looks more milky here because of the bubbles in the resin. But as this hardens, you'll lose those air bubbles and have become very transparent. So that's very light. I'm thinking. I'm gonna try to add a little bit more to see if that helps darken it any. And I know that this is gonna be quite light anyway, once it once it cures was that a little bit more is if that helps it at all. A little darker again. Mixing this up really well, Make sure you get the edges. The bottom on that looks good. Let's go ahead and grab our Bombay Indian eight. Now this has a dropper in it, so this makes it really easy. We'll do five drops the Indian ink. Really? It's a nice dark color in here. If you had at it. Ah, heavily. You could get some really deep shades with this. A swell, but really, I find that the high flow golden works the best as far as opaque if you want some really strong colors in there. But we'll show you all three here to give you an idea of what you might want to dio. Parts were all mixed up and we'll be ready to pour next 7. Begin pouring resin : All right, So now that we've got this all mixed up with our colors, we can begin our poor Keep in mind that no two pieces are going to be alike. So you just wanna let go of control is have a little fun with this. This is your Zen time, remember? So I'm gonna start with the white and what I'd like to do is pour half but on here. And I like to cover my aluminum disc, and the white will give it a more opaque look. Most of our colors that were using except for the white are transparent. So if I don't put the white down, you do see the metal disc underneath, which gives it a really cool looking itself. It's more of a shine to it, but as you can see here is going to give a nice light coat and just taking my hands. It's just kind of rubbing that all over the disk, and that gives me a little bit of a white base. You can go ahead and paint thes disk with some Jess. So if you want beforehand, but is just easier. But it's always fun to experiment. That's really The key to all of this is just having fun playing, coming up with some different concoctions. So I'm just gonna wipe my hands off here so I don't get resin all over these cups and now gonna try it a little bit of the purple. Now this purple is done with alcohol, Inc. Remember, we tented it that way. This will fade. I found that the purple colors tend to fade with the resin and, uh, this you could change this. If you want to use a different color for this, you can. But I wanted to show you what this is going to dio. So we're testing here and you're learning a little bit while we do it. So now, gonna handle Put the teal color down that we use the ink with, and I'm going back into this white. It's gonna pull little white in here. You'll see the big difference between the opaque colors and the transparent colors. So you can really see that white, especially the second poor of that you put a little bit more up here is well, if I do smaller cups, this might be easier trying to get this extra Addy here because there's not a whole lot in it. But this is what I had. This is what I'm going to use. You can also tip upside down. Let the resident run out that way. I don't have the patience today, so we're just gonna move on. I'm just gonna kind of scrape the edges grape on the bottom. It's amazing how much could get out of this. All right, so it looks pretty good again. Just laying it down anyway, You feel like it, and you will see you. Now. I'm picking this disc up, and I'm just kind of letting that resin poor to one side. You'll see that start to mix, which is really cool. Lose very slowly. If I heated this up with a torch and you will see this in a little bit the torch Once the residents heated, it moves a lot faster on you so you can see where those colors air nicely mixing together that blues kind of underneath the purple. Now, once we use a torture room of the air bubbles from this too. So it will clear up a lot of little bubbles in here right now. Do that Cool design just kind of does its own thing, which is all part of the fun. Just let it run down. At this point, you have left over colors we can add a little bit more to. It can also take your finger on the edge here to move things around a little bit quicker. Get those edges. You'll want to make sure that you have your resident over your edges. A swell I try to contain most of its I dont wanna waste it in my resident like when a lot of it drips off. It is expensive. The great thing about having the clean the clear bucket underneath a plastic bucket. You can actually scoop it back up and put it back on or you can make pendants out of it. You could also dio I let it dry and you can see I have a chunk here on the left hand side. If you let that dry, you could peel that right off of the plastic, and he could always use it in an abstract piece if you wanted to and pour resin on top of it. So we saw plenty of time before this cures, so I'm just adding a little bit more of the colors here. This is where you get to be creative around that. This right? The right side here is just a bit too much purple. Some at a little blue here as well Can just tryingto balance it a little bit. We're gonna be adding some more pieces to this mixed media. But it's one of those things where you just have to go by your feel just, you know, add wherever you want a little bit more purple down here to kind of balance it again a little bit in here, So really just have fun with it. You see where I'm just constantly kind of turning and manipulating that ink, that resin to go toe one side or the other don't go. So next will be adding some silver details and playing some more. So feel free just to take a few minutes and just adjust. You can use your fingers if you want to move some paints around and just kind of play with its you've got plenty of time here before the starts to harden 8. Using silver pigment: Now let's add some silver details to our Zen disk. I'm gonna be using the metallic liquid tex ink here. So it's got some iridescence, too, which is nice. And I'm just gonna use what I have here left over in the white container. So this will adjust the silver just slightly. Does have some white in here, but I just want you to see the difference between having this mixed in with resin versus just adding it directly to the resin because it will sit right on top. If you just drop the inks right in there. Let's go ahead and shake this up a little bit. I don't want to shake it too much. You don't want any bubbles. Let's drop a little bit rate directly onto our disk and see what happens here. So it's basically just staying right in place, not moving at all. It's not sinking into the resin because it hasn't been mixed in with it. Let's take a toothpick here and just drag this through and gets a nice motion with this. I'm trying to just mix it slightly in here, but what this does, especially once we had the torches it gives a more releasing effect because the thanks just really kind of sit in the resin. They don't and they kind of come up to the top of it because we haven't mix it directly in to. It gives it a whole different look than if we mix it up inside the resin and then pour it on so you'll see the difference here again. This has a little bit of white in it, but you get the idea so you could see how much more fluid this is. So what that will do is just give me like, a undertone or a little bit of a sparkle in here. Where is that silver? And you'll see a little bit later here. What that's going to dio on the top of it, and it gives it some texture. Let's put a little bit more down in here. This will kind of move and blend right in with the other colors. So let's drop some more kind of like that. Look, put a little dad. Hera's well, and I would take a Popsicle sticks a little bit thicker than what that toothpick is and see if I can get some movement in this here. I'm just dragging it across here again. This is your design, so no two are gonna be alike. And so I picked this up and you can see how those inks are just really running right on the top of the surface of the resin. You could take your finger in here, kind of mix it into slightly, but it's still just wants to kind of set on the top here. And you can see this cool lacing effect that it's already creating on here. And I have even torched it yet See the texture in there remember resinous self leveling. So everything else underneath will pretty much be level. And then you add, in addition to it for texture that doesn't sit directly underneath the resin will cause some lumps, bumps and some cool texture effects. All right, so now we're gonna do is take our gloves off and get ready to torch it. And there is my take. The gloves off is you don't want to melt a plastic course on your hands, and you need to be very careful with the torch because you are dealing with plastic all around you. So just take extra safety precautions. Be careful with that and we're gonna start to torch. It will be removing some air bubbles next. 9. Removing bubbles from resin: So now we're going to remove the air bubbles using a small butane torch. I picked this torch up. Believe in the plumbing section. It has a little safety feature on here, so just go push that down, you're gonna click it. And then there's a button on the side here that turns it on so you don't have toe keep holding your finger on the button. Uh, and torches and my mostly very similar. I have two different ones, and they both worked basically the same way. So what I'm doing here is just taking the torch. I'm moving this very quickly back and forth because you don't want to hold the flame over the resin in one place for too long because it can burn and it can catch on fire because this basically is plastic. So what you're gonna do is just very carefully moving it very fast over the surface, popping the ill air bubbles and you'll see them pop because it's almost like a little white film. And just go over that entire section. Let me see if I could get a side view for you here. You can see the little bubbles in there but there are a lot of little tiny white bubbles, and you see the nice lacing effect here for the silver, and you could see the distance I'm holding, maybe a couple three inches up above the actual piece as I'm taking the heat gun to it here . And you may have to do this a few times because you'll notice as the resin sets, more bubbles will come to the surface, so you might have to do this a couple of different times. And then, if you have any little pieces of hair or lint, are who knows what else finds its way into this risk. You could take a Popsicle stick while it's still wet and remove those and then just take the torch back over it again, and we'll level it back out while this is wet and that's the great thing, it will re level itself. And if you do have it, um, nice and level on your surface, it will be easier to to do that. So just continuing here with popping my little bubbles here, and I will say to be extra careful for the metallic ink up here because that's sitting on the service, and I have had a few sparks with that before. So here we go. Still shot of this once you've got all the bubbles removed and it will drip here. So if you take a little Popsicle stick and kind of just come around the edges of that, that will help you, so you don't have as much clean up to do once this dries right? So our next little step will be adding a little bit of texture in here. We'll get a few more minutes to see any Fennimore air bubbles arise. Before we had the Michael flicks because he really can't tortured. After you do that, you don't want to have that on top and burning it. But you can see how faded my purple has gotten now. So now you just want to go ahead and cover this and give it a few seconds to set a little bit, and we'll add those mica flakes next 10. Extra resin tile practice: all right. So while we're letting that dis, except for a little bit and letting the air bubbles come to the top, let's go ahead and grab a tile and we'll do a little practice session with our leftover resin. And I do this a lot with any resident will. Either do this or I'll make some basil pendants with it. Make sure that your surfaces level for your tile, and I do have this one set up on a little cup again. You can also makes up a small batch of the resident if you want to practice doing this tile on a smaller scale first before moving on to the larger Zen project. So that's an option for you here. So what I've done here is put the silver down. First. I'm gonna add a little bit of the blue, and you could see I don't have a whole lot of resident this cup, but it really covers a lot of area slowly waiting for it to pour out here. This is a great way to practice to see how the resins going to move for you. And if you add a little bit of cork on the backs of these ease make for great coasters and the resin. By the way, I'll put the information in here for you but aren't resin. You can use it for hot cups. I and I believe it has a temperature of 120 degrees, so no hot pans things like that. But as a regular coaster with hot coffee cups, things like that, it's not a problem. And you do. You just want to make sure that it's cured for good 72 hours before placing anything hot on these sills at a little bit of that purple again because he had dark. The purple is it's amazing how much this fades with the resin, and it takes a few minutes to, so it doesn't happen, like right away. I really think it's a lot of the torch is what what makes it happen the most? Just put a little bit of white in here now. Or that it's more silver, I guess. Let's mix up a little bit extra white. All right, So got some more of the white mixed up here and pour a little bit of that in there and again, you can really see the difference because you've got a white tile here. The difference between the more opaque whites and that translucent blue and purple that we've got our teal. So again you can use your finger if you want to mix it in a little bit, creating some cool texture designs, just having fun with it. That's why I call This is N you know doesn't have to look like anything in particular, so I don't have to get stressed out. It could just kind of watch the colors move and kind of go with your feelings on this. The torch works really well to eliminate air bubbles, and when the residents heated, it thins out, which helps it d gas more easily. And the benefit of using a flame is if you have any dust floating around in here and lands on top of the resin, the heat or the torch will burn that office well, so let's grab our torch again and watch the stuff really move. The tiles heat up nicely so you can see this is really spreading now and see how that purple is really starting to fade. So again, just removing all the little air bubbles and that purple is really faded now and again. It's translucent, so it's on a white background tile, so you really can barely see announce very, very light lavender. It was grand. We'll add a little bit of that silver and here again. So I thought that was pretty the last time can stay a Popsicle stick cravings of movement in here, scooping up a little bit that fell into my towel underneath. And I have a towel on this one because I have my plastic containers right underneath this and I knew it was level, so I just threw a towel down and this is his old towels. I'm not worried about it. The resin will not come out of it. It will be hard plastic in here, but that's OK so you could see her taking the Popsicle stick and just kind of running it underneath the edges here, cleaning up the bottoms of those top of the tile. And again, this will help once this tile dries, because there, unless you want to put some tape on the underneath of it, you can do that to help rent the drips. But I just buff wine out with a sander. I have a little bit underneath there, but it's always good to have a little bit less tohave toe sand off. So you see, it's very pretty against guns. Some drips here and just kind of keep checking up two babies at the resin, go back and just kind of clean things up. So here's a nice little close up of it here, and they're just beautiful. Then the like the soft colors in this one. But again, you know, it's all about experimenting and having fun and trying different things. So next will be adding some more details to our disk. 11. Other detail options: All right. So what I've done here is added a little bit of powdered pigments to this because I felt that the purple just faded so much so you can incorporate, like I said. And pretty much anything in this resin, including glass. You could goc glass, but I just want to show you really quickly here. This is more of an iridescent type powder, and you can mix these directly into your resin as well. But again, I want a little bit more texture. So I sprinkled it in here and you can see how creates all this little texture, a little dots and stuff in here. So this is optional again. Of course you can Ah, put it in dry. Or you could do it mixed up. And it would just be slick earlier resin. So now I'm just taking a toothpick really lightly here, just kind of spreading out some of those areas and you'll find that the patter will tend to mix in Azaz well, similar to what we did here with e silver. Mix it ibs. But I think I like the chunky has to this once. I'm gonna leave a little bit of this texture in here instead of moving all of this around. Let's go ahead and grab that torch again. Be careful not to get too close or leave it in one spot too long. What? You saw me. I let the metallic on fire there a little bit to the sparks. Be careful because her I'm telling you to be careful, and I'm doing it myself. But I left it right in the video for you. Still, we do get little pieces of other things in here again. Take a toothpick and you can remove any of those dark dust particles. Maybe. Looks good. Continue that. Make sure all little air bubbles air out, and you can see here where I'm heating up that resident just kind of spreading a little bit . This is our last torch to remove air bubbles and we'll go ahead and add those mica flakes now 12. Adding mica flakes for texture : adding mica flakes. This is optional again, but I just want you to see how these different mediums work altogether. And I purchased this from an art supply store. It's just mica flakes. You can also use gold leaf in your projects, or you could use gold, glitter or other kinds of glitter. But just so you know, the residents sat here for a little while. So the mica flakes really will sit on top now so you can lightly push them into the resin if you want, by just putting a little bit of pressure but usually just sprinkling them on top a while, the residents still wet will give you enough so that it sticks to it. So think of your design in the movement across your painting to bring your I from my left to my right. So I'm adding a lot of details in here with the mica. It gives you a nice three D look and really add some dimension to your painting, and you can also use a toothpick capulet, a resin on the bottom of your toothpick, and then you can pick up all the pieces with it because it sticks to it. a little bit more difficult to work with the glitter. And then it is the Michael Blake, because the mica flakes are a little bit larger pieces, so we'll just show you could do this well, one by one, if you like, or you can pick up the jar and just kind of really Sprinkle it across the entire surface. You have a little bit more control, obviously, with the toothpicks for exact spots, you can see her now. I'm sprinkling it going a little bit heavy on here. A little bit more appear so much fun and you can't really tell because of the lighting here . But the's air really sparkle in the light also looks really nice with the iridescent the powders that are in here and the silver so all of it together. Really Give it a nice look, and if you have some pieces that you don't want in certain areas, you can lift them up with a toothpick in place them somewhere. Elsa's well, Now you're just gonna go ahead and cover and let Dr for a minimum of 24 hours before removing the plastic cover. The after 72 hours, it will be fully cured and ready to add the court to the back of it. So here's our finished piece, alter I and are finished tile. I added some of the mica flakes on top of that as well, and the next section I'll show you how I seal the back with using just some regular old cork tiles. 13. Sealing the back of your disk: right part one. This is the materials that will need, and we're gonna get ready to prepare to finish off are backing with a nice cork here and a hanger so you can see the It's roughly 1/4 inch thick tile cork tile that I'm going to be using here. And this is just regular quartile pieces that you can order off Amazon. Most hardware stores have it as well, and I'm using a disc plate hangar and I've got Samy 6000 blue just for safety precautions. If you want to put that in there and then also a box cutters to cut the cork with. So here we have our finished piece and it's been drying for at least 72 hours and you can see my little bit of a mess of the resin on the back of here. So what we're gonna do to make sure we have a nice, smooth attachment to this cork is gonna take a sander orbital sander and just sand those down. So here's one that I have completed and the backing is already done. It's a nice, smooth finish, and I put my little hanger on there so the first thing we're gonna want to do is take our disk and just make sure that we measure this and make sure that it fits perfectly in here. So it's a 12 by 12 inch tile, and this is a 12 inch disk. So as you can see, it measures perfectly. I'm gonna take go ahead and take this orbital sander now, and I want to sand those edges just along the side here to make sure that we've got a nice , smooth background was, If you leave those little bumps on their, the tile will not sit flush onto the backing who go ahead and sand that and then be right back. So here we are, all sanded. It's nice and smooth. Now you can see where I still have a little bit of resin left, but it's actually smooth to the touch, but you can see it. So we're now We're gonna go ahead and grab our E 6000 glue, and I have a tendency to overdo it with the glue. I want to make sure that I got a nice attachment here with us. Make sure that you were the directions as well. Any time you're dealing with a kind of safety precautions with chemicals. You want to make sure you're reading that in following those directions. So I'm going around just the edge of of it as well. And then through the middle, just a zigzagging going quite heavy on the glue. But I'd rather be safe than sorry. Don't want this falling off the wall. You just want to make sure that you get all that extra glue. It's still coming out to put a couple extra will dots here in the center. You wanna make sure that you clean that cap off really well before you place the cap back on CE 6000 glue is like cement. Who works really well, let's put the top back on there and then get your fingers in there without touching the gloopy could help it. And and then we just want to kind of push down. Make sure that we have a nice good seal on this. If you've got it right on the sides, they're kind of slide up and down to make sure you got it fitted in there. Just perfect. And then we're gonna let that dry for at least 24 hours to make sure that we've got a nice good seal on there. If you want, you could put a few books or something, a little weight on there to help it connect a little bit better to the cork in the back. So I didn't let that dry, and then we'll go move on to Part two once that is dry, and we'll share how to cut the cork and get the hanger on the back of it for you. 14. Cutting the cork to fit: So let's go ahead. I'm gonna show you how I cut the cork around the back here. We're gonna add a hanger. So I just have a regular cutting board here. Got my my box cutter and ice and sharp and kind of pulling out a little bit further than I normally would cause I want to make sure that I could cut at an angle and around that, so it gives it a nice ah angle underneath here. I'm gonna push down on this and you could see how kind of cutting this and a slight degree here, and I didn't quite get it. So let's go back in and cut it with more times is fairly thick. So, yes, you have a nice angle on this cut here. So this looks a little bit nicer when you turn it over on the backside and you don't see the cork when it's hanging on the wall that way. So go ahead and cut off the other corners here, cut a little bit better that time, he's gonna continue to rotate here peace until all four corners have been cut. There we have us. This is what looks like on the back. You can see I have a nice little edge to this, and they have decided what way you wanna hang it and what way you wanna put your little hook on the back. And if you're selling the sometimes it's good to put a couple different hooks. That way, people have an option as to which way they'd rather have it hang. So what I have here is just a little dusty's air usedto hang plates on and they're glued already. So all you do is add some warm water to the back and just take your finger and activate the glue here, a little bit of warm water, and then you're supposed to let it sit for a few minutes to let the glue kind of activate. And then once that's done, you can go ahead and attach it to the back here. I'm just using my fingers to kind of push that down, and I like to use a stapler just for extra added security and put a couple little staples in here, and I'm not You're not going to see this. Um, I put my little sticker across the back of that, but this just will add security could also, if you weren't comfortable with you, could always add some E 6000 glue onto that and put some books on top or something to weight it down and let it dry first. So there we have it, and soon as that's dry, it will be already toe hang up on the wall. So this is my little sticker that I haven't. I like to put it right over the top of that, and that way covers any staples or anything that's unsightly about it. And all I happen to have is a pink marker. So that's what I'm signing with today. You could make sure you sign your work on the back, and you know how it's ready to hang up. So I hope you enjoy this course and looking forward to my next one with you. If you have some suggestions on what you'd like to see next for a class, please share with me, sent me an email, let me know, and I'll see what I can do for you. So thanks again, enjoy it and feel free. Email me your final paintings. I would love to see them. Thanks for joining me 15. Bonus: Dirty Pour with Resin: Everyone, I did a project for the alcohol ink or community that I thought I would share in here for you so that the video quality is not quite as good as some of the other ones. But since we talked about using wood as another option for pouring on, I wanted to share this in this course with you. Not the wood from my local hardware store. It's pretty thick piece of wood and I've gone ahead and taped at the back of it. I just don't wanna have to. Santa follows drips. One nice thing about having wood though, is that it's really easy to just take orbital sander and remove any of those drips, but this is just a really easy way to do that so you don't have to worry about that. You can also go around the edges of these if you want. This one has a little bit of a curve to it, so it's a little bit tougher to do. And I did want the resin to wrap around the edges of this one. So you can see I pre primed the wood and this is a pretty important part of the steps because what happens with wood is it's going to breathing cause air bubbles, your resin. So a really good way to do this is to just prime int, we either a type of paint or a gel medium or a adjusts o or something of that sort so that it helps keep the air inside the woods so that it's not going to cause bubbles later on. So I am mixing in my art resident again up in the two parts. One part hardener will one part resin. And I'm gonna go ahead and stir that for three to four minutes. We're going to be using a couple different colors. This is the Bombay inks and some alcohol inks to once again, a Tinto resonance a little bit. Another thing that I have found since doing this course originally is that I love to use the new silicone cups. They work really well with a resin because you can very easily just pull the dried resident or write out. So one other option for you, and you can find them on Amazon. They have the full kits now, different size cups and things depending on how much you're going to use a smaller ones and they have some larger ones. So again, I said that for three minutes and what I'd like to do is just go ahead and put a very thin coat of that resonate down on the wood first. And this just helps make things move a little bit easier with the dirty pour. So you might be wondering what a dirty pour is. Basically it's taking all of those colors that we hadn't mixed previously and putting them all into one cap. And then it creates its own magic, which is really find a lot of books or doing this with acrylic pours. But you can do this also with resin. So I'm gonna go ahead and get the edges of this as well. And I apologize when I was doing my live here, I did have the camera but the hub and it was on the table. So it does have a little bit of shakiness, so it's not the best quality and filming. So I apologize for that, but I did want to put it in here so that you could see it. So once I have that coated fully, I'm going to take my separate cups now, first of all, and pour a little bit of that resin into each individual pump. And then we're going to tint each of those cups with a different color. So keep in mind again, you feel like your favorite colors and you might want to use more of that favorite, your favorite color. It's always fun to see how the poor is going to do its own thing. And with acrylic paints and things, you can do some adjustments with the density of your pigments. Not quite as much with a resin because you don't have much water in this. You're just taking those pigments to tenth or resin. So everything is going to be pretty much the same as far as weight of the snow cap for this one. Now you'll see some people actually do the white, the white resin around the bottom first and then do the pour on top. And since I painted this one, light off white, I don't need a whole lot of white for this one. Again, all part of the fun and play. You never know what these are going to do. So that's part of the great experiment. And another fun thing to do is have some of these small disks or even canvasses. Do you dirty pours with any of your leftover resonant view or creating some projects. A lot of times I'll have another side project going with my smaller pieces and I can take my resonant the end if I have any leftover and do my dirty pours with that, you can also do layers of it. So if you don't have enough for a full core, you could do a portions of it. And I can create some really fun, interesting art pieces as well. So keep in mind, even when you're using your Bombay inks, they are water-based. So you don't want to have a whole lot of pigment ratio two resin and I think art resonance has no more than 5%. So whatever you are using to tinker resin, whether you want to make sure you don't have more than 5% of it in your resin. And don't quote me on, I think it's 5%, but you may want to check with art to be sure about. You can also create some lighter shades if you don't want to have all whole lot of color in there, you can put just a very few drops. And so you'll notice some are more transparent than others, some are more opaque. Another really fun thing to test out, and you'll get different results from that as well. So with a metallic or with the, with the fixatives or anything that's got additives to it. This is the Bombay and this one is a calligraphy, so it's got a little bit of silver in there just to make sure that you shake them really well to get all those pigments mixed up, especially if there's any glitter or something like that added to it. And you'll usually, we'll notice that the Hubble ball or a little metal bearing or something inside. So when you shake it, you'll hear it rattling in there. So the blue has a little bit of a silver, silver to it. And this one. So, you know, you can use pretty much anything you want, any colors you want. It's really all part of the phone and loved to experiment with this because every pore is completely different. So we're gonna use a little bit of the pink, purple and pink, and a little bit of white, a little bit of reading I think, and blue. So once you get all your colors and mixed up, all you have to do is get your larger cup and then pour those into a single cup and you can layer those anyway you want some people will do a little stir in there with it when they're done. Some people just tip it upside down. And this is what the results were as I put it all in one cup, flip it upside down and just dumped it on there. And then I added a little bit of glitter in here. And I also have a little bit of gold leaves. So again, using those other, other mediums just to spice it up a little bit more. And for the back of this, when I just use some little j hooks and a wire and hung it up just like I would any other framed piece a wood makes that really easy to just put a couple of screws into the back of it. And there's the finished piece. 16. Outro : So thanks so much for joining me today is now your time for porridge jags. So a grab all your supplies that we've covered in this course. And let's get ready to have some fun. 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