The new Honey Resin Starter Kit has tons of amazing options for creating fun layered effects in your artwork. It also has some really handy tools — a silicone tray, spatula brush, ephemera, and tons of glitter! Here are just a few ways I used the kit to transform an ordinary rectangle of cork.
Darling Canvas with Honey Resin Starter Kit Directions:
To make an image transfer with the kit, set the piece of ephemera inside the silicone tray. The ephemera will have to be a toner-printed picture in order for the image transfer to work. Spread a 1/8” layer of Honey Resin medium over the entire image, using the spatula to create an even layer. Let the medium dry completely (I found this took way longer than the estimated 1-2 hours on the package, but it was well worth the wait). Remove from tray, wet the back of the paper with a bit of water, and rub the paper away from the honey resin, leaving behind the image transfer. Attach the image transfer to a rectangle of cork with more honey resin medium. If you would like a crisper image, make sure that you do not saturate the image transfer with honey resin medium. Either flip over the piece, or use a different medium to attach the image transfer to the cork.
The Honey Resin Starter Kit is also great for creating layers that can be applied to any mixed-media project. For the lettering on the canvas, I arranged the ephemera in the silicone tray, then topped the entire phrase with a layer of resin. When dry, I trimmed away the excess and it created a lovely three-dimensional effect on my canvas.
Completing the Project
Add a Tim Holtz Small Talk Sticker to the canvas and stamp the remaining words onto the scroll ephemera from the Honey Resin Kit. Punch a hole in each corner with a sharp stick, and thread Divine Twine through for hanging.