It had to come at some point. With my love of glitter and all things sparkly it was only a matter of time before I wanted to add it to resin ( a lot of it) and try to create a resin painting. Of course, it didn’t go entirely to plan! These things never do.
One of my all-time favorite paints to use in a pour are these Martha Stewart glitter paints. I’ve done several and each time, they become my new favorite. Check out a few here where I’ve used the glitter paints in the pour in some way:
These paints are SO bursting with glitter that when it came to thinking about what I would want to use for my first resin painting, well, there wasn’t any contest! Or so I thought. Of course, being my first time and not having read up about it to any great extent, it didn’t wholly come out as I had expected, but I’m still in love with all that glitter.
Hmm, so there. Those glitter paints might be awesome in pours but they really didn’t quite work as expected in the resin. I checked out a few resin art groups and asked about them and it seems I’m not alone. It wasn’t something I did wrong, it’s just the way these paints react with resin. However, they cloudiness did fade a little bit and lots more of the glitter showed through once the resin was cured so I was happy.
What do you think? Should I leave this one as it is, or try another layer of resin with some different pigments or glitters or paints?
As usual, here is a slideshow of photos from this project, both wet and dry and closeups of the details.
After being told in high school that she was so bad at art that she should switch to another subject, Deby didn’t paint again for 35 years. Then a stroke released a new wave of creativity and she began exploring with dot painting, abstract and eventually acrylic pouring, and at last the joy of working with color returned. You don’t need ‘talent’ to be an acrylic pouring artist – just enthusiasm, some basic instruction, and a willingness to try, fail and try again. Paint along with her and learn from her many mistakes, and you’ll soon make great art together.