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Kitchen Rules | Epoxy Resin Artwork

Not sure about the rest of you, but art always seems to be last on our list of things we “need” to buy. My husband (also a graphic designer) and I are always admiring pieces of artwork  but still consider it an impractical use of our money when we have “real” needs like new windows and doors or a new furnace etc.. Finally, we decided to take things into our own hands. We said, “We’re creative folk, why can’t we do something for ourselves?” And thus started  a few months of mulling exactly what to do. Some of the pieces we had been admiring of late were partly because of the style of finishing they had. I did some research and found it was called “Epoxy Resin Coating.” After some further research and quotes we settled on a place called Lumigloss. They were very friendly, knew their stuff and delivered  a great product.

Epoxy Resin is a hand-poured clear mixture that is poured right over your artwork. It dries to a hard, glossy finish. You can have the edges of your artwork scraped clean or have the resin drip over the edges. The size and thickness of frame is up to you. The colour on the side of the frame can either be natural, white or black. We chose to give Lumigloss a tin of white stain and use that instead.

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How long does it take to make this project?
2–4 hours

How much did it cost me?
$400.00 (Ours was a custom size (24″ x 42″ x 2″ deep. If we had kept it at 24″ x 36″ x 1.5″ deep it would have been quite a bit cheaper, $50/sq foot)

What do you need?
Image or design saved as a high resolution jpg.

Instructions
I recommend going to Lumigloss to view the different finishings, choose your edge colour, resin edge style etc.. We chose a deeper frame as it felt more custom and less “off the shelf.” I would also recommend a swatch test, so there are no surprises on the final delivered piece. Their printer and yours may not print the same colour values. For our finished product, we supplied white stain, rather than using flat white. We also chose the “drip over the edge” method.

 

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