A Resin Artist plays with fire
Resin is a two part liquid compound that hardens to a clear glossy finish.
Acrylic paint or pigment dyes are added to resin during the mixing process to add color and texture.
Once the two parts of the resin compund are mixed, a chemical reaction begins, causing the resin to quickly move toward a solid state.
In the best of conditions the artist will have 30-45 minutes to complete the painting.
To create the beautiful movement and lacing effects, a heat gun and a propane torch are used to manipulate the resin.
A resin artist is literally playing with fire to create a work of art that captures the imagination.
Christine Vogensen is a former graphic designer now working as a resin artist and living with her family in Fort Myers, Florida, the seashell hunting capital of the world.
You may follow her shelling and resin art adventures on Instagram at: @VogensenStudio