On today's Video Friday we are talking layers!
Whether you're fixing an imperfection in your first layer, embedding objects, covering areas of high relief, pouring into a mold, deep panel or dam, or you simply like the look of a thick coating of ArtResin, there are 2 different methods you can choose from. Here they are:
The 24 hour method:
You may choose to use this method if you need to repair an imperfection in the first coat, or if you want to add embellishments in between your layers. IMPORTANT NOTE: With this method, creating some tooth on the cured resin layer is key so that the fresh resin layer will bond to the first, otherwise your two layers will not properly bond and could eventually separate. This tooth can be achieved by sanding or by adding an embellishment ( such as painting ) to your dried resin layer.
- Once your first layer is fully dry, either paint on it, apply objects, or simply give the piece an overall sanding with coarse sand paper ( be sure to sand out an imperfection if you have one )
- Wipe away all the sanding residue, then pour on your next 1/8" layer.
- Torch out bubbles, cover and let this layer dry.
- Repeat these steps as many times as you'd like.
The 3-5 hour method:
You may choose this method to save time on a piece of art that requires multiple layers, or if you want to embed objects in between resin layers.
- wait 3-5 hours until your first layer of ArtResin reaches a jelly like stage.
- Add objects if desired, then pour on your next 1/8" layer
- torch out bubbles, cover, wait 3-5 hrs and repeat until you reach the height you desire.
Keep in mind that our recommendation of a 72hr cure time is based on a 1/8" layer. The thicker your layers are, the longer the cure time will be. It could take up to 10 days for a full cure, depending on how many layers you've poured.
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