Resin has easily become one of my favorite mediums for making art and all sorts of other things. My daughter’s room was in need of some cute artwork, so I used some scrap wood, patterned paper that I had on hand and Envirotex Lite resin to make this gorgeous Resin Coated Wooden Flower Artwork for her wall. Here’s how I did it!
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- Scrap Wood or MDF (unless you want to buy a wooden shape at the local craft store)
- Pencil and Scroll saw (unless you bought a wooden shape)
- Scrapbook Paper
- Multipurpose Sealer/Glue/Decoupage
- Envirotex Lite Pour-On High Gloss Resin
- Disposable Measuring Cups
- Stir Sticks
- Vinyl Gloves
- Disposable work surface
- Micro-butane torch
Cut out Wood Shape (or buy one):
Alright, so step one is to either draw your shape on wood and cut it out using a scroll saw like I did, OR you can run to the craft store and buy a wooden shape of your choice. I know not everyone has scrap wood and a scroll saw laying around. 😉 I drew the flower by tracing something circular for the center, then just did the petals by hand, wanting them to be close in shape but not perfectly the same.
Now choose some patterned papers for the next step.
Next, you’ll want to cut out the shapes you need from the patterned paper. For the center circle I traced the same object that I used on the wood. For the petals I actually placed the paper onto the wooden flower and pressed along the edges of each petal and cut it out, one petal at a time. I was sure to make the petals go a little more into the center than needed so that the circle center would cover them and look nice.
Alright, now use your multipurpose sealer/glue/decoupage to glue the paper to the wood.
First glue down all the petals, then glue down the center.
Now you want to let the glue dry. Have you ever decoupaged something and had the paper wrinkle up? Letting the first layer dry will prevent that from happening.
Once dry, cover the entire thing with your multipurpose sealer/glue/decoupage. Be sure to give it a good coat at to also get the edges of the petals. This will seal the paper and wood and prevent the resin from staining it.
Time to coat the entire thing with resin and make it beautiful! Here are the supplies you’ll need. Get those gloves on before starting! As a work surface I typically use a cardboard box or I cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. The resin will pour over the edges, so you want something to catch the mess.
Check the side of the Envirotex Lite package to determine how much resin you’ll need for your project. I needed about 7 oz to cover my flower (it’s fairly big). Pour half the total amount you need, in my case 3.5 oz. into your disposable measuring cup.
Then you’ll pour an equal amount of part B into the same cup. So total, I had 7 oz.
Stir this until thoroughly mixed and not cloudy at all. There will be bubbles but it will be clear. Then pour into a second cup and mix thoroughly again. This two-cup method really ensures that your resin is mixed and will cure as expected.
Alright, go ahead and pour the resin into the center and watch it spread out. Since my petals went out a little further, I used one of the stir sticks to spread it out over the petals.
You’ll notice a lot of bubbles. Don’t worry! Use your micro-butane torch to pop the bubbles. Usually a quick run over the entire thing will pop them easily. If you don’t have a micro torch you can literally just exhale over the project to pop the bubbles, but for larger projects that can get fairly exhausting. 😉
Now look at how beautiful and shiny it is! I just love this part. You will need to let the project cure for 24 hours in a dust-free place.
Your project is done! It’s beautiful and shiny and the perfect piece of art.
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Sheri has been creating all of her life in various ways and finds great purpose and empowerment in creating something new. When she’s not in the workshop or craft room she is making memories with her husband, four kids, perfect dog and ornery cat.