You probably have puzzles that your kids loved when they were younger but not so much now, and you don’t know what to do with them. Well, here is a great idea: assemble the puzzle and pour resin on them. Then, hang the glossy puzzle on the wall in your kids’ room- they will surely love it!
Here’s how you finish a puzzle with Artist Resin:
Spread a thin layer of Mod Podge over the puzzle to seal it. Wait for the glue to harden.
Apply the glue on the back of the puzzle then stick it into the hardboard. To make sure that all the pieces of the puzzle are attached to the board, cover your work with paper and gently run a tool that can press it against the panel (a bottle can do the trick!). Wait for at least four hours before you go to the next step.
Arrange some props to support your piece and make sure that the puzzle is perfectly level.
Put your gloves on. Get identical plastic cups and use them to measure an equal amount of resin and hardener (Parts A and B) from Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin. Use the ridges on the cups to guide you in properly measuring the resin. Using a wood, flat stirrer, gently stir each cap.
Pour each cup into a bigger mixing container. Make sure to scrape all the resin on each cup. Gently stir the mixture for at least 3 minutes.
Slowly pour the mixture onto the puzzle. Using a scraper, spread it up to the sides. You will notice that the tendency of the resin is to go back to the center so want to push it out. Spread the resin all the way to the edges. Pour more resin as needed.
Quickly run the torch above the resin but not too close. Double check for bubbles and run the torch again if needed. Do it within 15 minutes after you pour the resin.
Cover your work with a box and wait for 72 hours. Soon, you’ll have a puzzle that your kids will surely adore!