Amelia Furman

Mixed Media Artist

"Telling Stories with
Paper and Paint. "

What IS That "Shiny Stuff?"

“So (awkward pause as questioner tries to formulate his/her actual question)...what is the (more awkward pausing)...shiny stuff?” I get this question A LOT when I’m showing my work. The “shiny stuff” is epoxy resin: a plastic polymer used to encase surfaces in a protect, clear, high gloss finish. Although resin is becoming more well known in contemporary art circles, it is still rather mysterious. I hope this post removes some of the mystery of its application. I could do a whole post about the science behind epoxy resin, but I'll let the scientists and engineers do that. (If you want to know about the “what”, you can click here). Resin can be used in many different ways and each artist

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