As a visual artist and someone that also gives marketing and social media workshops for artists, I'm a firm believer in the phrase, "a rising tide lifts all boats"... In that spirit I want to share a bit about the resin I use to create my original mixed media pieces. I can't count the number of conversations I've had with fellow artists that have always been curious about resin, but for one reason or another - process concerns, health concerns etc. they have hesitated to dive in. I'm very quick to share with them that I use something called Art Resin, and yes - it's from a company called Art Resin ( artresin.com )
Now you might be saying, gee whiz, that sounds like a plug for Art Resin. Well, I'm happy to say - yes, that's exactly right. I hesitated working with resin for YEARS for a number of reasons... The first was concerns about it being toxic... But Art Resin is zero VOC and doesn't have the nasty odor associated with other resins. I was also a bit overwhelmed about the idea of learning how to use it, but the Art Resin website and YouTube channel have tons of examples and how-to info.
The last reason I tend to support and advocate for these folks is the company is owned and run by some genuinely cool and down to earth people - David and Rebecca. You'll see them in many of the videos. They are authentic, fun and really just want to help people create cool art. The fact that they are a young family making a living doing what they love is a big added bonus in my book.
So, with all that said, I encourage any artists that are on the fence to give Art Resin a try. Start with something small and work your way up. Go for it!
Till next time...