Learn how to create your own Holiday gifts with resin! In this two-hour all-level workshop, Melyna invites you to create Holiday tree ornaments, coasters, trivets, and much more: to gift or to keep for your own festive decor. You'll also have the chance to create a mini work of art with a photo of a loved one.
Resin is very versatile, but it can also be very tricky, so you need to know how to handle it well to get great results. Come and discover its many facets and let your creativity do the rest… Melyna will show you all her tips and tricks!
Open to beginners.
Ages 14 to 99.
*This workshop is recorded (you will receive the video link 48 to 72 hours after the workshop)
Part 1: Theory and introduction to resin
In this theoretical part, Melyna will explain the basics of resin: how to prepare it, how long it takes to work it, types of resin available on the market, type of product to use to colour it, types of projects you can do. You will also explore how to be eco-responsible in your practice.
Part 2: Let's get creative!
In this hands-on part, you will mix your resin into your first projects!
Project 1: Immortalise a photo of a loved one in a mini work of art. Mix resin with pigments/paint/ink and pour directly onto the work surface (wood panel).
Project 2: Mix resin with pigments/paint/ink and pour into coaster moulds.
Project 3: Create Holiday ornaments
Part 3: Q & A
To end the workshop, there will be a Q & A session.
List of materials to bring:
✓ COLORBERRY® resin or ArtResin® (minimum 500 ml; therefore minimum 250 ml resin, 250 ml hardener)
✓ Glitter and/or pigment paste, and/or powder pigment, and/or small decorative rocks, and/or acrylic paint, and/or alcohol ink, and/or acrylic ink
✓ 10 x 10 in canvas
✓ 2 coaster moulds
✓ Wooden stick or COLORBERRY® 4EVERSTICKS®
✓ Plastic glass or COLORBERRY® 4EVERCUPS®
✓ Plastic tablecloth to protect your work surface
✓ Plastic gloves
✓ Rubbing alcohol
✓ Torch, embossing iron or heat gun
✓ Plastic measuring cup (which will be for resin only)
✓ Level (optional, but still very handy to make sure your work surface is level)
✓ Photo of your choice
✓ Double-sided adhesive to stick the photo to the surface before pouring the resin
* Before the workshop, it will be important to measure the amount of resin needed to fill your moulds. To do this, fill your mould with water and pour the amount of water in your mould into a measuring cup. Note the amount (volume in ml). This will be the amount of resin you will need to prepare to complete your project.
* It is VERY IMPORTANT that this procedure be done several hours before the workshop, as the mould must be completely dry before the resin is poured into it.