Resin over Acrylic Pour Painting❤️ Trying Dome Technique For the First time! (WOW RESULTS😍)

Resin over Acrylic Pour Painting❤️ Trying Dome Technique For the First time! (WOW RESULTS😍)


hello my creative friends Olga from
smart materials here and today I’m going to show you how to add epoxy resin clear
coating to acrylic for painting by keeping the edges clean and the resin
sits neatly on top of the artwork this is also called a dome technique if
you want to see more traditional coverage with edges check out this video
and I’m also going to leave the link in a description you are also going to find
out what are the four worst enemies of resin and how to fight them two videos
ago I posted a tutorial where I showed how to finish pour painting with four
most popular products including epoxy resin by artresin and I got a lot of
awesome feedback on that video and imagine that the artresin brand also
liked my video and they offered to send me a 32-ounce kit of their awesome
product so I can do a more detailed review and show you more possibilities
of their product what do you think did I answer first of all who says no to free
resin not me and the second I love this brand I think the owners are awesome
guys who are also the artist I love their resin I use it all the time and I’m
honored and flattered to do this video and to share it with you guys but before
we get started I want to tell you about four worst enemies of resin that you
need to know about before you even think about applying the resin first enemy is
silicone if you used any in your artwork to create cells you have to clean it off
before applying the resin and in this article I share the way I do it and if
you are new to this it’s a good idea to practice on artworks that have been
created without silicone at all just to be safe
second is cold you have to make sure that the ambient temperature is around
75 degrees Fahrenheit not only during application but also during the whole
process of drying for the first 24 hours this helps to prevent this annoying tiny
air bubbles that are almost impossible to get rid of even the torch you can
also warm up the resin before the application and shortly I will tell you
a little more about it the third enemy is the dust and I have
actually struggled with it for a while you might think that it’s clean in your
working area but even the smallest tiniest particles can land in your resin
and ruin this whole smooth glass appearance because they become they
become very noticeable once the resin is dry which is why this is my best friend
now this is an air purifier and it filters a lot of different things and
it’s generally nice to have it around if you’re working with paint and Floetrol a lot but most importantly it filters the dust I run it on high 15
minutes before the application and during the whole application and it
makes a huge difference if you’re interested in this product I’m gonna
leave a link in the description and also after the application it’s a must to
cover your artwork with the box for the next 24 hours and your enemy number 4 is
saggy canvas resin is self-leveling so if the canvas is saggy or loose is just
going to puddle up in the center leaving little to no coverage on the edges which
is why in my previous video I showed three easy and effective ways to fix
saggy canvas and to prevent this problem so definitely check it out I’ve seen many artists doing that adding
a layer of resin on top only keeping the edges clean and then painting them in
one color I think it looks really neat and wanted to try it for a while I
haven’t done this technique yet so let’s see how it works so what most artists do
is tape the masking tape around the artwork which is called damming
technique and the problem is that the resin soaks in between the tape and the
side which makes it very hard to remove the tape plus you have to sand it after
another problem is that the resin creeps up a little towards the tape creating a
sharp edge so here’s a technique that I’ve learned
from Cor Beattie in YouTube channel by the way here is his website go check it out
he’s got some amazing art so first of all you use tuck tape instead of masking
tape the tap tape is very sticky and the resin shouldn’t seep through between the
tape and side it also covers the bottom so even if the resin drips it’s not a
problem and instead of creating a hide dam you only do a very small lip I hope
you can see so the resin goes up that much creating a dome over your artwork
but you don’t get that sharp edge like I showed in the finish this tutorial
sometimes I warm up the resin on the radiator but today I’m just warming it
up in the bowl of warm water just make sure no water gets in the resin and
while the resin is warm it up I’m going to apply the tape so this is the artwork
that I’m going to resin today and it was done on a wooden panel actually it’s
the MDF so that should work pretty good okay it’s kind of tricky to do maybe I
need to figure out how to position the board next time but the most important
part is to create the same heights of the lip around the whole perimeter and
as you go you will rub the tape just to make sure it sticks to the surface now mixing equal amounts of resin and
hardener in one cup now I’ve pour on the resin on my artwork
by the way this pour was created with a paint kiss technique and if you’re not
familiar with that the link is gonna be in the corner so only now is spread out
the resin across the surface keeping it within the frame and this is the benefit
of this technique you need less resin because you don’t need to worry about
sides plus no product grips on a table few things you need to know about artresin and why I personally love it first of all it’s safe to use and I have a
more detailed article about it so if you want to learn a little more the link is
gonna be in the corner and also in the description and why safety is so
important aren’t all epoxy resin safe well
actually most of them are classified as hazardous materials and I think that you
should never compromise your health for artwork or for money so whichever
product you choose buy artresin or by any other brand do a research first
read the safety data sheet follow all the instructions be mindful about it be
mindful about your choice and your art practice okay so that was the first
thing and the second is that art resin is non yellowing epoxy resins are prone
to yellow one with the time and art resin has created an advanced formula so
it doesn’t yellow and stays crystal clear and this is especially important
if you plan to sell your art and want to keep your clients happy at this point I see that my level of
resin is below the level of tape unfortunately I made the dam too high I
could have mixed a little more resin but I’m not gonna do that because you should
only apply an eighth of an inch layer of resin at a time this thickness allows
bubbles to rise to the top which could be a problem with the thicker layer
so I’m not gonna take a chance and just gonna let it cure and see what happens
and torch is a must to pop all the air bubbles
I find that heat gun is not that effective so if you want to work with
resin get a torch even though I have a purifier running I
still may get a few odd dust particles so always check for those examine every
square inch of your artwork change the position of your source of light rotate
the artwork make sure there are no more air bubbles or dust once finished put it under the box on
the level surface and check within the next 30 minutes few times to make sure
there are no new air bubbles which happens sometimes here it is the next
day the coverage is absolutely amazing I’m very impressed but just like I
thought the edges are slightly lifted because I brought that tape a little too
high which creates a sort of a frame effect so let’s remove the tape and see
the result the tape comes off with paint because it’s super sticky so all you do
after is slightly sand it and then just paint over so I painted the sides and this is what I
get as you can see I have this little edge all around I decided that I’m not
gonna add another layer because although it’s not perfect I still think it looks
great and I’ll try to find a shadowbox frame
to match the size and I think it’s gonna look good but I’m not giving up I’m
gonna cover one more artwork because I want to get it right with just one layer
of resin so keep watching the second part of the video to see what happens
next so here is my second artwork and for a
second try on working on the canvas definitely making a shorter dam this
time one eighths or even one sixteenth of an inch
would be fine just note that the canvas has slightly rounded edges so you need
to consider that when applying the tape now pour in resin on the artwork and
spread in it within the frame just like the first time I love the way resin
changes the colors it’s amazing just look how bright they become by the way
if you’re interested to see how I created this feather I have a video
tutorial with the process of creation the link is in the corner so check it
out it’s the best to work with resin during
a daylight it makes it much easier to spot all bubbles and dust otherwise make
sure you have a very bright source of light turn to look a different angle and
if you don’t see any more imperfections move under the box and again check for
new bubbles within the next 30 minutes here it is the next day I am so in love
with this it looks just amazing it’s flawless you can see me like in the
mirror good thing I’m not naked and this dome
effect is just beautiful probably this is going to be my new favorite finish
technique now I’m just going to remove the tape paint the sides and we’ll see
how it looks okay well this is fabulous what do you guys think if you have any
questions left or you want to give this technique a try I invite you to join our
Facebook group and I would love to hear from you let me know how you like this
dome technique and please give this video a like if you liked it and
subscribe to my channel thank you so much for watching have fun finishing
your pour paintings

46 Comments

  • Smart Art Materials - Acrylic Pouring & Painting says:

    Thank you for watching! How do you like this Dome Technique?

  • Artes Mil colores Leydi T. M. says:

    👍🙋‍♀️

  • Mercedes Campain says:

    Thank you very helpful!! So afraid to use resin!! I will try with small piece

  • Fran Simontacchi says:

    in order to have a uniform look, would you be able to brush on resin on the sides , let it cure then do the dome? It seems it would also let the tape release without pulling off paint.

  • Юлия Зайченко says:

    Отличный результат! Класс!

  • Terry Richardson says:

    Can it be used on coasters as far as heat resistant?

  • CBrinley Artistry says:

    OMG CONGRATS!!! You go girl! I'm so proud of you and so incredibly excited for you about Art Resin!! And thank you so much for providing us with such great and informative videos!

  • Sempre Aprendiz says:

    Like 👍Like 👍e Like 👍🇧🇷💞🇱🇷

  • Kimberly Theodore Poladora says:

    I’m so glad that you did this video and showed the true benefits of resin! I hear a lot of naysayers about it not being archival, being toxic, and so on. I would use resin every time if it weren’t so expensive. ❤️👏

  • play say what says:

    thank you, that is the best artresin video i have ever seen and funny. I like what you did with your hair:))

  • Heather Mader Art says:

    You are TOO CUTE! 🙂 Love your cute editing.

  • Doppelgänger says:

    Love the dome! Thanks for the awesome 👏🏻 😎 tutorial!

  • Angie’sMixedmediaarts. 2019 says:

    Beautiful thx very informative 🌹❤️awesome of artresin ✌🏻love artresin been using them 1 year.

  • SUSAN MARTYNUSKA says:

    I love the dome technique, this is the 1st time I’ve tuned into your channel, love your videos.

  • Elizabeth Gerring says:

    Love this, no more wasted resin. 😀

  • Karens craftkaleidoscope says:

    Thank you for a very informative video !! 😀
    I love the dome technique also. Looks so beautiful 😊💙

  • Cathy holmes says:

    Unfortunately, the peeling off of the paint on the sides will not work for many acrylic artists…the sides are definitely a part of the painting! ☹️

  • Oleksii Soboliev says:

    Love watching your tips and tricks! Helps me a lot ☺

  • Antonio Monteiro says:

    Sometimes it's not so easy to explain, but how easy you dear lady did it. Great and simple. Beautiful work.

  • Create Again with Heather says:

    Olga, your videos are becoming so fun, but very informative as usual!

  • Pieter Dirk van der Vlugt says:

    Thanks for the post, I learned a lot from your demo..

  • Humpback Howler says:

    fantastic as always.

  • Mayssa Bdeir-Raslan says:

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your experiences. Very beneficial. I noticed you always choose dark art work to resin. How would resin look like on light ones? Does it give the same effect?

  • EXTOL ZEBULON says:

    Can you do the dog's n donts of both kinds of resin ?
    Chemical and non chemical for certain paints.
    Great info.

  • EXTOL ZEBULON says:

    Don't tape the edges run the resin over the sides.

  • Kim Sapp says:

    Thank you so much. So informative! I learned a lot. Especially about the 75 degrees, this will help me on my next attempt to resin.

  • Cor Beattie says:

    HEY, thanks for the shout out! Here are some other tips I have learned. 1. Before placing the tape on the wood frame, stick it to a towel or a cloth to remove some of the stickyness. That will help taking the tape off later. Also, if using wood, when you are taking the tape off, use your heat gun to lightly go over the tape so that it re-activates the sticky stuff. It is much easier to peel off when it is warm. Just don't burn it. 😉 And lastly, to save $$$, I now put a piece of tape down and use my exacto knife to cut the tape lenghtwise into 2 strips. That way I can do 2 edges with one piece. If taped properly, you never need the bottom covered anyway. Thanks again for the shout out to my website. Happy Painting!!

  • Success is A choice says:

    Definitely subscribing, awesome content from an awesome person 🍻

  • Lynda Star says:

    SO Great!!! Thank You Olga!!!!!
    LOVE IT!!!! SO Beautiful!!! 💖

  • Lily Cessna says:

    So, the resin is what you're using for a varnish for completed paintings?

  • Debbie Thomas says:

    Really useful and informative video. I love the finish, it gives amazing depth to your work. I'm a bit worried about using resin though because I don't have a room that lends itself to being even remotely dust-free, let alone free of cat hair. Think I'd need to make one of those airtight cabinets with the attached gloves and suck out any dust from inside it with my Dyson!

  • Piera B says:

    Thank you for showing the step by step, steps! Which box did you use to cure/dry the piece? Where did you buy it? TY <3

  • Nataly Yu says:

    cool t-shirt! 🙂 and thank you for the video as well of course! it helps a lot 🙂

  • Janice watson says:

    Thank you for the video, you are a pleasure to watch. I am going to try doming in my next resin artwork. I usually use the traditional method but find I have to work hard at getting rid of the drips off the bottom even though I put painters tape on the bottom of my panel.

  • Melissa Phillis says:

    You're the thinking persons artist, I love how you analyze what you've done, humbly, and then recalibrate. Xxx

  • Stacey Rentfrow says:

    Love your videos! so helpful

  • Trish Sanford says:

    Wow, this woman is so thorough and professional, but also funny and relaxed in her videos! I am not even an artist – just thinking of trying pour techniques for fun – and I still like to watch her videos. Great job.

  • Claudine Riduet says:

    Magnifique !!!! Wouhaou …. c'est hallucinant comme ça magnifie le tableau !!! Merci pour ce super partage et ce travail de pro 💖💖

  • Ben Johnson says:

    That is really cool , I really like it.

  • VictoriaDaria Lima says:

    Вы хотите сказать что ArtResin не токсичен? Я читала что это действительно так пока его не смешивают с отвердителем. Значит вы не используете спец. маску 3D?

  • Terri Wells says:

    I love your videos because you have solved some issues that I need to address and you allow us to watch when it doesn't go quite right (making it so I don't have to make the same mistakes!). Thanks for sharing your videos!

  • Nalla Miller says:

    Wow wow wow… Excellent learning!!! Thank you!!

  • Star Wars Mike Customs says:

    Absolutely beautiful work. 🙂

  • J. Richard Moore says:

    Olga, you are a sweetheart! Love your videos and your work is sensational! Thanks for this tutorial and demonstration on resin. I am just starting out and you answered all my questions on product and procedure.

  • Nahla Alazzawi says:

    👏 thank you

  • Dale Fisher says:

    Absolutely beautiful

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