JOIN THE MAKE IT YOUR­SELF MOVE­MENT

This Craft Month we’re en­cour­ag­ing ev­ery­one with a DIY streak to come into Spot­light and be part of the fun

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Hexag­o­nal can­vases Paint in de­sired colours Pro­tec­tive gloves Plas­tic drop sheet or dis­pos­able table cloth Dis­pos­able cups Wooden Stir­rers De­coupage glue Paint brush Craft Smart Liq­uid Gloss Heat gun or propane torch

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STEP 1

Use De­coupage glue to cover the back side of the can­vas, mak­ing sure to reach right to the edges. This should dry within 15-30 min­utes.

STEP 2

El­e­vate your project (we placed ours on dis­pos­able cups around the frame) and lay plas­tic un­der­neath to catch any drips. The bot­tom of your project may be taped with mask­ing tape to en­sure a neat fin­ish if de­sired.

STEP 3

Mea­sure pre­cisely one part resin (red cap) and one part har­dener (black cap) in a dis­pos­able cup. For each 250mL of Liq­uid Gloss, you will coat an area of ap­prox­i­mately 60cm x 60cm. Mix thor­oughly with a broad, flat stir­rer for sev­eral min­utes. Avoid creat­ing bub­bles wher­ever pos­si­ble.

STEP 4

Sep­a­rate your ready-stirred mix­ture into re­quired num­ber of cups and add paint as de­sired. The mix­ture in the cup should be roughly 10 per cent paint to achieve a con­sis­tent colour. Stir through thor­oughly (us­ing a sep­a­rate stir­rer for each colour). Pour coloured resin onto your sur­face in the pat­tern de­sired. A tooth­pick or wooden skewer can be used to add swirls and pat­terns if de­sired. Us­ing your stir­rer, pick up run-off from your project and wipe this over the edges. This will en­cour­age the resin to cover the sides of your project as it set­tles. To re­move any bub­bles, we rec­om­mend us­ing a heat gun or small propane torch, sweep­ing lightly across the sur­face. Use with care as the flame may scorch the sur­face if held too close. The glossed sur­face must be left for at least 24 hours in a dust-free en­vi­ron­ment be­fore it will be touchdry. Your project will take sev­eral more days to cure fully.

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