Deby Coles is an artist, crafter and teacher living in the sunny Cayman Islands. It's her passion to spread happiness and fulfilment through teaching others to do things they thought they couldn't do. Whether it is teaching scuba diving, sewing, acrylic pouring, resin art or any other subject, Deby likes to break things down into easy to understand small chunks of information. Deby takes a simple step-by-step approach to break down complex tasks into easy to complete smaller steps which means that before you know it, you've completed the whole project and it was so much easier than you thought!
Deby will always tell you the why behind the how, so that you don't just follow, you really learn why you are doing it that way. It gives you the freedom to make your own choices, do things your way, experiment and grow. Deby looks forward to guiding you to success, starting with her Free-Form Resin Geodes and Agate Slices Course.
This is a course for resin beginners looking to create amazing geode-inspired free-form resin artworks.
Resin is such a versatile product for use in your mixed media arts. If you've previously used it for coating paintings and other artworks, or added color to resin and created resin art, then here's your chance to take it to the next level and do away with the base and make a product made entirely from resin.
Maybe you've dabbled with resin before, perhaps just some simple clear coating on coasters or artwork. Now you've discovered how amazing it can be and seen some of the geodes made from resin and want to make them too. But resin and the geode materials are expensive. You could dive right in, spend a lot of time and money and end up with a piece that just didn't work out - and all those materials are wasted. Taking this class will help you avoid those mistakes and leap up the learning curve so that your first piece will be amazing.
In the class, Deby covers a wide range of topics concentrating very much on the basics for creating free-form resin geodes. It assumes a previous basic knowledge of resin working but we will still cover safety and supplies needed for working with resin. You'll learn how to pick the best surface to use, two different methods for making a silicone mold, what materials you can use and where to get them, three different edge finishing options, and three ways to display your finished pieces.
Deby shows you how to complete two full projects in the class step by step, each with 3 layers of resin and additional detailing through line work. Once you see the basics of how these pieces are made, you are free to let your imagination and creativity go wild and create pieces in any size, shape, and color. Create pieces that look natural or be artistic and match colors and designs not found in nature - you just can't go wrong.
What you’ll learn
- Two ways to make a mold for your resin
- How to work with resin safely and the basic supplies and tools you will need
- How to build up layers of resin to give your piece depth
- Three different finishes for the edges
- How to add extra fine lines and definition
- Three ways your final artwork can be displayed
Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?
- Basic prior knowledge of using resin only
- You will need simple mold-making materials available cheaply from your DIY store, 2 part resin, resin colorants, and embellishments such as glitter, crushed glass, or crystal chips.
Who this course is for:
- Any artist or crafter looking to create with resin in a new and exciting way
- Previous students of my Resin Geode Basics class who wish to go on to use those skills in a free-form piece
If you'd like to know more information about this course, or any of the others that Craft Resin have launched in conjunction with amazing Resin Artists like Deby, visit the course website today:
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