Where are you located? We are located in Austin, TX and make everything in our home studio. Sales are done online and through pop-up markets in the Central Texas area.
Do you accept custom orders? Yes! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about custom orders. How did you make that? We use a combination of acrylic paint, acrylic ink, alcohol ink, Pebeo, mica powders, mica sprays and resin to create our art. The substrate varies from canvas to wood to tile to metal. Almost all of our pieces are sealed in resin. Much of what we have learned has come from experimenting and trying new things.
Is that glass? While some of our necklaces have a glass dome on top, most of what you are viewing is sealed in a nice, thick coat of resin to achieve a glass-like appearance.
What kind of resin do you use? We only use ArtResin!! Why? It’s the safest and best non-yellowing resin on the market. Quality is superb. I’ve purchased MANY bottles of ArtResin and it never varies from order to order with excellent quality. Mixing ratio is 1 to 1 of resin and hardener. Just measure, mix for three minutes, and apply. Then use a torch to get rid of the bubbles and cover for 24 hours. After the cure, lift your cover and see the amazing results! ArtResin has many helpful tips on their website for beginners and experienced users. It’s also food safe! We use it on our wood cheeseboards. It’s a fantastic product made by artists for artists. Try it! You won’t be disappointed.
How long does it take to make your art? We first apply the art design to the substrate of metal, tile, wood, jewelry blank, etc. and allow that to dry and cure for 1 to 3 weeks depending on the medium and thickness of the paint and/or ink.
After the design is completely dry, we apply resin which has a 72-hour cure. Successful applications of resin are absolutely stunning. However, achieving that flawless finish can be a challenge and requires a lot of patience!! The first 24 hours of the 72-hour cure for resin must be dust free. If anything (lint, dust, hair, etc.) gets on the resin during the first 24 hours, you have to sand it down and start over on the resin!
There are several art pieces that required 4 separate resin pours before we had a perfect finish! As such, depending on the piece, it's typically 2 to 5 weeks of work and wait timeand can take longer if we need to do additional resin applications.
Where do you source your supplies? We support small businesses when possible by buying from local, independent art supply stores and fellow Etsy sellers. We buy ArtResin directly on their website and appreciate the extremely fast delivery.
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