I am often asked how I finish off the back of my resin art and what do I use to hang heavy pieces.
In this video, I show you how I add a floating frame to my larger resin artworks. The frame helps to strengthen the board and to prevent warping from moisture.
Many of the boards I buy already come with the back braced and don’t require any further bracing. However, if like me, you like to use regular MDF boards from your local hardware store, or if you make your own boards. Then this method is a good alternative and gives the impression that your artwork is floating.
You could go a step further and add LED lighting to the back to backlight the artwork.
In this video, I also show you how to make your own hanging hooks to fit into a gallery rail system.
For this project I used:
- 12mm thick MDF board from my local hardware store
- 18mm deep wooden frame. I had my framer make this for me
- PVA Glue or Elmar’s Glue: https://amzn.to/2k01bUf – US | https://amzn.to/2JIyaFy – UK
- L-shaped Brackets: https://amzn.to/3bQpdqs – US | https://amzn.to/3cYsuE5 – UK
- D-Rings for hanging: https://amzn.to/2WEqusw – US | https://amzn.to/2qR3Ja4 – UK
- Sawtooth Hanger: https://amzn.to/2ShECIn – US | https://amzn.to/2KOT1HS – UK
- Hanging Cord: https://amzn.to/3bQvodZ – US | https://amzn.to/2YuypNx – UK
- Gallery Hanging Rail Kit: https://amzn.to/3f49hTp – US | https://amzn.to/3f52rNy – UK
If you are new to resin, then take a look at my beginner’s book, The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Resin Art Techniques.
eBook version: (http://bit.ly/resinguide)
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