I am frequently asked, how I apply the shiny finish on my artwork. The finish is Epoxy Resin and this is how I apply it:
After taping the edge and the underside of the of the painting, use a level and balance the painting.
Measure equal amounts of the two epoxy resin components ( I like Artresin, because it seems to be less toxic than other varieties)
and stir for 2 minutes.
Pour the resin onto the painting and spread the resin evenly, so it covers the entire painting.
Wait for about 10 minutes and you will see that quite a few bubbles have formed in the resin.
In order to eliminate the bubbles, use a torch and swiftly move the flame over the surface of the painting, about 3-5″ away from the surface.
Repeat this step several times in about 5-10 Minute intervals until all bubbles have disappeared.
Let the painting cure for 24 hours. Redo process if new bubbles have formed during that time.
Once the surface is perfect, remove tape with the now hardened resin drips and you’ll have a clean edge and a brilliant painting.