December 22, 2016 at 11:41 pm #7321
I like to paint in acrylic on canvas and I’d like to try making a pendant/cabochon for a necklace using a small acrylic painting (perhaps on canvas paper?) and covered in resin. Is this possible without distorting or smearing the dried acrylic painting underneath? What should I do to prep the painting prior to using resin? Has anyone done this before?
ElinDecember 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm #7347
I have done this before without sealing the acrylic painting and been happy with the results. I would suggest the TotalCast resin. https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/products/totalcast-clear-artwork-resin-17-5-ounce-kit It is a doming resin and will give a very clear finish.
I will also ask the manufacturer for their thoughts as well on sealing before pouring the resin.December 23, 2016 at 5:09 pm #7349
The TotalCast manufacturer says that as long as the acrylic paint is fully dry, you don’t need to seal before pouring the resin.December 23, 2016 at 6:43 pm #7350
Thank you. That helps!December 25, 2016 at 5:32 pm #7352
I pour resin over acrylic paintings with resin without sealing the paintings first and they come out beautifully. Good luck!February 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm #7917
Resin over acrylic paint is phenomenal!
I paint and love what resin does for my canvases. I haven’t tried it on paper yet.
1-current resin product I use seems to be prone to scratches…any suggestions for a more scratch resistant finish with the total cast resin?
2-can the total cast resin withstand being mixed with acrylic paint?
For new users….measure each product in separate containers….mix mix mix
If ratios are off and/or product is not thoroughly mixed, the product can’t do what it is supposed to do.February 15, 2017 at 3:25 pm #7918
You are getting scratches with the TotalCast resin? Are you using it on artwork or something else?
I would expect acrylic paint to work, just know if you add too much there will be curing issues.February 15, 2017 at 3:32 pm #7919
I’m currently using a product that’s not yours.
I happened to see an ad for your product and was checking out the info.
I work large pieces and if they are stacked they tend to get scratches.
Is your resin sctratch resistant or do I have to rake another step?February 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm #7921
I wouldn’t say that I have put it through a ‘scratch’ test. Let me see what the manufacturer has to say.February 17, 2017 at 3:57 pm #7938
This is the manufacturer’s comments:
It has excellent scratch resistance compared to normal BPA epoxy formulations.
TotalCAST isn’t scratch-proof but you’ll have to try hard to get it to show scratches just by stacking paintings.