How I painted my first resin and acrylic beach scene after being inspired by MKL GRM Fine Art . I walk you, clearly, through every step I took and show you multiple shots of the finished piece.
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To see the videos that inspired me, please check out the following:
The artist's name is Michael and his channel is "MKL_GRM Fine Art" : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT9nYZ9HbDaU2xnUDsu79Rw
His first step-by-step beach resin, acrylic & sand scene: https://youtu.be/osq4aoQHrFI
His second, enhanced, beach video: https://youtu.be/358_oQzTeWM
His amazing acrylic pouring video: https://youtu.be/RyFTjozt4Lg
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▪️I used 100% Acetone to thin my resin and extend working time. When I do this I add as much as 1 part acetone to 3 parts (already mixed) resin. The acetone will evaporate and the resin will cure normally.
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This was painted on an 8x10 inch canvas panel
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Hi Elizabeth! I’m not sure of the amount of resin you’d like to order or how much you have budgeted for it.
There are many excellent resins nowadays... the resin world is just exploding 😄. Another excellent resin is Stone Coat’s Countertop or their Art Coat Epoxy. Both have good working time, cure rock hard, no VOCs, yellow-resistant, etc. just like Clearcast. Some people also like Art Resin quite a bit. These are all a bit pricier than Clearcast (even with shipping).
You can also get Clearcast straight from the manufacturer: www.theepoxyresinstore.com
If you use the coupon code MYRIAM there you’ll get 10% off your order. Something to note about Clearcast... it’s sold by weight and the bottles they use are a bit too big for this particular resin... as a result they don’t arrive filled to the top. They save on bottle costs this way but you get every ounce you pay for (and sometimes a couple extra.)
I hope that helps a bit. 😊💕
I am working on a piece for a friend on canvas. Its a beach scene and I want to add real sand. If I use Glue-all to mix with the sand and apply on canvas, and then use colored resin for the water and waves, once the canvas dries will the sand flake off? Will the resin remain stuck on the sand where the waves will be? I just dont want the piece to start flaking apart while hanging on her wall. Should I seal it with a adhesive spray or something once all dry? Thank you!!! LOVE your work!!
Hi Joanne! First of all thank you for your kind words.
I have added sand to pieces in two different ways…
1) The way you saw in this particular video (by mixing it with a glue first and then applying it like a paste) and also...
2) By spreading glue first and then adding sand as I did in this newer video: https://youtu.be/IBfU6B-3xjQ
Both ways will lead to a sand surface that will be permanent. Personally I like the way I did it in the second video better ... It uses less sand, first of all, and has a nicer, more realistic surface once done.
Whichever way you choose, the resin will adhere very well and very permanently to the beach area… i.e., when the resin runs over the sand it will remain permanently attached. You needn’t worry about your beach detaching. 😊 I hope that helps a bit. 😊💕
I love your style, your art and your spunk ! I have a question, ... I have a pour I did that looked like a sand dollar in the seaweed. I made it look more like a sand dollar, and I added a beach sandy look to one side of the canvas. I now am just getting into resin and I have a vision of blue water in resin on the other side ( really a corner) of the painting. Can I do resin on just one corner of a canvased pour?? I would love your thoughts.
+Myriam's Nature AWWW !!! Thank you so much for reaching out to me ! I haven't been creating art very long and tonight was the first time I've experimented with the resin ! I have had it since Christmas and have been too scare-t-cat to try it. Tonight's experiment was fun on coasters. No colors yet, that will be next. I'm really excited now to try the resin on my sand dollar picture! Thank you for the advice !! <3
Hi Lori! Your idea sounds wonderful! You can absolutely do resin on just one portion of a piece… I think it would be very unique and special!
It might be easier to do if you let your resin set up a little bit before adding it to the piece ... so that it behaves better and resists flowing beyond the point you intend. Also, pour very tiny amounts on to the canvas at first… It is much easier to add a little more resin then to remove it. 😊💕 I wish you wonderful success with this project!
I agree, Michael is awesome! Love watching him work. Myriam with a y, I thought for sure you were a teacher until I read your bio lol. Love your presentation and the joke about chemistry in one of the videos. Take me back a few decades :O Keep on makin' and I'll keep on watchin'. You are a true artist - love the foam. Thank you for sharing!
Myriam - I've watched ALL the YouTube videos on Beach Pours and by far I vote this one is the BEST, then Michael is next. The way you have captured the water coming up on the sand is awesome. I especially like the way you've captured that foam at the end of the water. YOU are the only artist who has captured this effect and your use of a broken stick to capture this effect is ingenious! I live in land-locked Alberta, Canada and I sell my pour art at local Markets. My beach scenes always sell out and I can't keep up with the demand.... thanks to you and Michael.
I would love to see you challenge Michael to create an Ocean Wave. My go to artists for Ocean Waves are Carl Mazur and Crafty Jenn. I would love to see how you and Michael create an Ocean Wave... go for it... we will all learn a ton of new techniques when you two create an ocean wave. You are both amazing, talented artists who create super videos.
Hi - I can't use resin due to space and allergies, so I've been using the Minwax Polyacrylic to finish off my acrylic pour paintings. I would love to embed some shells in one of my recent paintings, but didn't know when to do it. Is it possible to put them on the painting after it dries but before the polyacrylic coat? If so, how would I go about doing that - and - should I give them a coat of the polyacrylic before I put them on the painting? Thanks for your inspiration!!
Just found your channel researching resin art, I’m a newbie to resin. Your beach shore is gorgeous 😍, I love your laugh. Your video was so pleasant to follow, such a soothing approach, I really enjoyed it. Great Job!
Oh my word... I haven’t been ugly. I’m sorry you feel that way and chose to add a negative tone to my words. They were definitely never written that way. Remember, you came to my comment area and left the very first unkind comment I’ve received. I didn’t want to ignore you so I took a moment to write you back. I was 100% honest with you… I was blown away that someone had a way to deliver all that information in 2 minutes. Given that some people like very short videos, I thought you should make some. I still do.
All I can say is there are many, many other videos to watch that CAN make you happy. Why spend time upset about this little one that didn’t? Art heals the soul, don’t let it bum you out this way. Find videos that make your heart sing and excite your creative spirit. 😃 🎨🎉 It’s totally ok if mine aren’t for you. I know you’ll find something awesome!!
I think you shouldn't hang this in your home. You should send it to my house instead! I absolutely love the beach and this is so beautiful! Unfortunately my health mandates that my traveling days are pretty much over so I won't likely get to the beach again any time soon.
You are so cute and funny Jean! That made me giggle so much. I am very sorry to hear about your health concern and hope that creating beautiful things helps a great deal. Thank you for your kind, fun comment!!! 😘💕😊
wow good job!!! I am going to try this with our students.. check us out on 99treasures FB and you tube and Instagram 99treasures1 (more videos forthcoming) thanks again I will send you our classroom results giving you the credit for this valuable lesson....have a great day.
Wow. So realistic you can almost smell the salt water. Absolutely wonderful. I too thank Michael for making the video that lead you to try and share with us. Going to check his channel . Thanks for sharing.
I love this video, I had just finished watching Michaels and was glad to see that he gave you a shout out. Your voice is so nice and soothing - you’re like a female Bob Ross. Thank you for sharing your talent!
LOOOL at raiding a plant!! I would and HAVE done that! hahahahaha That's beautiful! I love to see all your work! I have been gathering supplies to do a petri resin project... almost there!! Can't wait! (p.s. it's your fault! LOL You made me want to do one!)
You know Sofia, ya just gotta do what ya gotta do to make your art! 😂😉 Oh and I guess I should apologize for being your enabler hunh? Um, er, sorry?? Nah... you’ll have a blast and I can’t wait to here about it . Thanks for your fun comment! 😊💕
I am definitely trying this one! I love the beach! You rocked the ocean! It's beautiful! I love watching your videos! I also subscribed to Michael's channel! Love his too! Thank you so much for sharing your talents!!!
Beautiful work! Myriam, I was immediately drawn (excuse the pun!) to your warm, friendly, bubbly demeanour which is clearly reflected in your work too! Stunning! I found this video as I wanted inspiration for something similar I wish to try - though not with resin just yet. I've actually done 3 fluid art pieces with this theme - I call them 'Wash' (1,2 & 3) and I want to do a 4th using real sand and mini shells so this has been most inspiring even though our techniques are slightly different! I would be honoured if you could spare a couple of minutes to go check out my 'Wash 3' pour ( it's listed as #artistcommunity Ocean Challenge) and tell me what YOU think of it - feedback from established artists such as yourself mean a lot as I know you'd be completely honest! If not, then that's ok, I just feel if one doesn't ask, one doesn't get! Right!
Anyway, I'm certainly subscribing and will be checking out some more of your inspiring work! thankyou!!
Many thanks for that super kind comment Rob! I had a chance to go watch your video and was really impressed with both the quality of the video and the beauty of the piece you created! Thank you for letting me know about your channel… I wish you great success with it! Your work clearly deserves it!! 😊💕
Thank you so much. I’ve begun my first resin acrylic pour painting on a recycled window with my tween. I’ve been so hesitant to use the resin but now? Um full throttle with shells, sand from my hometown and starfish too. Love the white foam effect. 🌊💦🐚😎👍🏼
Hi Myriam! I just want you to know that you inspired me to try acrylic pours and I am hooked! Thank you so much for making it fun to learn. Your videos are great. This one is the one that did it, btw. I just started my own webpage and etsy shop and I gave credit (or blame! haha) where it is due. I placed a link on my page to your youtube page. I hope that is ok. Here is my site. If you have any objections, please do contact me. https://atticangelcreations.com/
Hi Carmel… I did not add resin to the sand because I didn’t want it to be shiny… I just let it be the glue. If you do mix resin into it what I would do is sprinkle some sand on top when the resin is just about cured that way it will stick but not sink. That way it will have the gravelly look of a real beach. 😊
Hi Bonnie... ooh, I would LOVE to see it! You can send me a message on my new Facebook page: https://facebook.com/MyriamsNature ... like the page for more info, coming mini-tutorials and giveaways 😊 If you’re not a FB user, let me know 😊💕
I WATCH MICHAEL, I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAID, HES LOVELY...YAH KNOW, YOUR THE SAME, THE THINGS IN HIM ARE IN YOU, YOUR HAPPINESS SHINES THRU, BEAUTIFUL ART, WILLING TO HELP ANYONE, EASY EXPLANATION OF STEPS.
YOUR BOTH SO LOVELY. 💜💜
Not a grain of sand has moved Margaret... but to be honest, if I do it to sell I would probably mix the sand in with resin instead, let it cure somewhat and then sprinkle a final layer of sand on top so that the beach isn’t shiny. I trust resin for the long-haul more than I trust Elmer’s glue. 😄
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
Thanks for reading! See you again this time next month!
love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.