Epoxy Resin is a versatile material that's used in a wide variety of arts and crafts. It is created by mixing two components together, which react with each other and harden over several hours. The resulting cured resin is a hard, sturdy, and see through material, which makes it perfect for encasing and protecting your artwork. An epoxy coating will last longer than pretty much any other type of coating and an adequetly cured epoxy coating by itself is scratch resistant due to the composition of its ingredients. Almost any artwork can be coated in resin, including oil paintings, acrylic and watercolour paintings, even artwork made with alcohol ink or gold gilded objects. Resin can also be used to protect clay sculptures and models. Not only does it preserve your clay art and keeps it safe for years to come, but it also enhances the texture and colour of your art with a glossy finish. Another popular use for epoxy resin is resin painting. The resin can be mixed with a variety of pigments or alcohol ink to achieve different effects. You can also paint the cured layers with acrylic paint to achieve a 3D layered effect in your artwork. The cured artworks can be sanded and cut to a desired shape, making resin an ideal material to create a wide variety of objects from models to coffe tables, chairs or lamps and other decorational items. Epoxy resin can also be used for casting shapes for jewelry making or encasing dried flowers or other craft projects. Since epoxy resin can`t adhere to silicone materials, molds made from silicon can be used to cast a variety of different shapes. When using epoxy resin in different projects, be aware to the materials resin will not adhere to. These are Polyethylene plastics, silicon, wax, masking tape or any greasy surfaces.