Hot Glue and Resin Tree of Life

Create texture and dimension to your resin art using hot glue to create your designs.

This is a simple project and can still be done even if you don’t have resin. Simply paint the background and apply a high gloss varnish to seal and protect.

Materials used in this project:

  • Wooden Placemat from Kmart (Australia)
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks ( – Australia) – ( – USA) – ( – UK)*
  • Pencil (to create the initial design)
  • Spray Paint (optional, regular acrylic paint will do)
  • Resin – (I used U Resin Standard UV)
  • Colours to tint resin – I used glitter and pigment, although you can use any colours you already have
    White Glitter
    Copper pigment 

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I hope you enjoy this tutorial and it gives you ideas for your own Hot Glue and Resin art.

Sue Findlay

Visual Artist and Designer

Sue Findlay is a visual artist and designer who lives in Perth, Western Australia.

Sue loves push the boundaries of resin and mixed media in order to bring you new and interesting ways to inspire your creativity.