Resin Coated Photos and Art

The luster of resin coated photos and artwork can bring a fresh element of style to your space.  Resin coating is a trend that can turn an average photo into a work of art.  Old family photos, black and white images, your child’s artwork or even simple wall letter have new life with this added layer of interest.

opening photo canvas art w white sofa

Coated black n white photo hotel

Wall Letters

Photos on paper or canvas, acrylic paint or watercolor all shine with a resin coating which knows no bounds.  While a bit of a messy feat, this process can be a DYI worth trying.  In this post, we will take you on a step by step DYI for applying resin to your photos and art.  Plus give you some resources to purchase the necessary products.

arc de triomphe

Resin Coated Agate Photo on Wall


Epoxy Resin and Hardener, Spreader, Sponge Brush, Goggles, Gloves and Ventilation Mask


Now just follow the easy steps.

Step One:

Put on your protective gear, and open a window or work in well-ventilated area.

Step Two:

Mix resin and hardener in equal parts.  The resin mix must be very accurate for best results.   2 cups of mixture will cover a 2’x4’ surface so a little goes a long way.

Step Three:

Apply the mixture to the artwork that is dry to the touch-pour mixture onto center of artwork and using an epoxy spreader, spread mixture evenly to the edges allowing the mixture to run off the sides.

Step Four:

Once resin has spilled over the sides, smooth evenly with a sponge brush.

Step Five:

Allow to dry overnight.  Your custom work of art is complete.

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tom ford photo

water color resin jadler

There are several resources for epoxy resin coating but we found one particularly helpful.   For more ideas for creating unique one of a kind artwork with resin coating visit for a complete list of frequently asked questions.  This site also sells starter kits of Envirotex Resin and Hardener making it quick and easy to get started.

The fun doesn’t have to stop with your photos and artwork.  This flexible product can be added to table tops, floors, jewelry…the list goes on and on.

table top

Resin coated floors

Don’t like to get your hands dirty?  Try resin coated photo paper by Illford on your home printer.  Available at Amazon starting at $25 per 25 pack.  Get a nice pop of high gloss with this amazing paper.

Ildord ilford example

Enjoy this fun DYI project and let us know how resin coating transformed your photo.  We love hearing from our readers!

For more information on resin coated art and resources visit the contact page on the Jigsaw Design Group website at  Someone will quickly contact you with more information.  Please subscribe to the blog for more informative articles like these, and check out our Facebook page for more tips and images!  Be sure to ‘like us’ on Facebook!

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