In my earlier post I made reference to current projects....
I mentioned once or twice.
Been playing with resin for the last two months.
Resin and any (and all) glazes.
Been pouring pieces, making molds, testers in bottle caps,
embedding objects, covering artwork, etc.
My desire for resin play started a few months ago.
When I was chosen as one of the "Amate Studios" Design Team members.
The good folks at Amate asked me to play with a few goodies.
Going into any new medium....scrapbooking, encaustic, acrylic paint, etc.
Takes a solid six months to learn a good foundation.
Even then... that's just a great foundation.
You always have more to learn.
Everything has a learning curve.
If you are going to absorb all the info.
The pros the cons.
You need to go thru failure, have pieces fall apart on you.
You need to put the medium thru the ringer.
Especially if your going to teach the medium.
You need to know the ins and outs.
The complications, the health factors ( if any),
the needs of the chosen medium.
Also as a mixed media artist( or altered artist)- the truth be told...
you need to do strange things with the medium.
No - I don't mean rub it all over my body at the stroke
of midnight under the pale moon, etc...
You need to know the limits.
You are on the brink of exploration.
You are attempting to come up with a new technique.
A new method.
A new way to enrich the story.
Think out of the box with it.
Or be more economical. Or save on time? Etc...
What can resin mix with? What can't it mix with?
Can you sink food into it? Photos? Flakes of foil?
Will it ever crack?
Is it? or will it? ever be a "green" product?
What will smudge my pictures? Will it bleed my ink?
How do I safeguard my images?
What kind of paper can I use?
Is it going to turn my silver green?
How long will it last?
So many questions.
So in the last few months...
I have created a list of all the different glazes, resins, and enamels,
that we all use in our art making.
I should have it done by the end of this week.
The positives and the negatives of:
UTEE, Diamond Glaze, Amazing Glaze, Glossy Accents,
Alumilite, Magic Gloss, DG3,
Liquid Laminate, Ice Resin, Triple Thick, and the list goes on...
If anybody has any notes on these products...
Wins? Failures?Likes? Dislikes?
Please leave a comment or two. I will gladly add to the findings.
Talk with you all soon.