I love trying new things!
And sometimes those ideas don’t turn out. If you read my blog a couple years ago you may remember this craft fail:
I spent a week trying to figure out resin. And boy was it tough. It was either too hard, or too soft, or had bubbles, or stuck to the molds.
At the end of that week I decided that resin and I would never be BFF’s.
So when Environmental Technology
said they wanted to send me some resin, I was excited but a little apprehensive. But what the heck, I was game to give resin another spin. And I’m so glad I did!!
This Envirotex Pour and On product is a whole different, friendlier animal than the resin I had tried before.
I decided to redo a little garage-sale table that sits on my front porch.
The porch is covered, but over the winter all of the paint had peeled off and it was in sad shape.
And you know me, I just had to add a little Chevron to the mix LOL!
Here’s what I did:
I sanded all of the peeling paint off with my trusty mouse sander. If you don’t have one of these, you need to get one PRONTO!
Now one thing I do know about resin is that if you are going to use fabric or paper with resin, you need to seal it first so the resin doesn’t sink into the fabric or paper and discolor it. So I took my Mod Podge and put a thick layer on the top of the table and shelf. Then I laid the fabric on top and smoothed out all of the air bubbles. And then I put TWO layers over the top of the fabric. And I let it dry overnight. Once it was dry, I trimmed the fabric a little more so it was exactly the same size as the table top.
Now I was ready to get the resin out. I read the directions TWICE. One thing I had heard about this resin product was to measure PERFECTLY and time it PERFECTLY. So I did that. I also made sure to mix it thoroughly. So after 2 minutes exactly, I poured the resin on my tabletop and spread it out with a foam paintbrush.
And if you have ever thought of trying resin, Check out the other 23 awesome resin projects made by these creative bloggers!!
Pick some up this summer and make something cool with it! You can find Envirotex
resin at most craft supply stores like Michaels, as well as most hardware stores!
ETI sent me this product to try out. You won’t believe all that you can do with this product. Envirotex Lite was created by Environmental Technologies Inc. (ETI), which is the home for many resin and mold making products.
The use of resin in jewelry making, mixed media and paper arts continues
to grow in popularity. Today, artists are using ETI’s products in many
crafty ways and they will be showcasing these works of art on their new
blog “Resin Crafts.”
Check them out on:
Resin Crafts Blog
ETI on Facebook
ETI on Twitter
PS — I am guest posting over on the Beneath My Heart today — sharing my Ottoman Slipcover tutorial Do you know Traci?? If not, you are in for a treat!