The ocean has always been calming, soothing and peaceful for me. I love the smell of the salty ocean breeze and the beautiful sound of waves crashing on the shore.

Recently I have started resining again and started with a 3D Seascape. The piece will require 2-3 layers of resin before it is completed. Here I have a photograph of my very first resin piece from 2017.

Resin is a highly viscous substance of plant or synthetic origin. Plants secrete resin for protective benefit in response to an injury. Resin is not soluble in water, hardens on being exposed to air and is generally produced by woody plants. Humans have used resin for thousands of years. The history of resin can be traced to just before 1700 BC during the bronze age.The first synthetic resin was invented in 1907.

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There are many different types of resins such as those used for countertops, artworks and for casting. Resin comes in two parts: resin and the harder. These are mixed together in a 50-50 ratio to initiate a chemical reaction. Sometimes it can generate significant amount of heat during the process. The working time for various resins is different, but the one used for artwork is usually workable for up to 45 minutes. Pigments, paints, glitter and various substances such as stones and gems can be added to produce a 3-D effect. Resin takes up to 24 hours for curing. After that additional layers can be poured.

Resin can produce striking and vibrant colors and the best thing is that it is archival in nature. It has a beautiful shiny finish. I am working on a seascape collection of resin artworks mostly 3-D in nature and beautiful one-of-a-kind cheese boards and charcuterie boards. These make wonderful housewarming gifts. Check out my Instagram page for the latest updates and discounts!

Until next time....


Hester Aba