Resin Petris

The resin petri technique was developed by artist Josie Lewis, and involves the use of alcohol inks and resin together to create patterns captured in a solid form, usually in a disc – similar to a petri. My own alcohol ink petri use some of Josie’s techniques and some of my own, I blend inks with pigments and other alcohols and mixatives to create different effects, and I pour the resin in different ways to stimulate movement and patterns which are individual and unique to each and every piece. Because all of my pieces are handmade, there will be some small bubbles and imperfections in the piece – but this is part of what makes them unique.

Alcohol ink petri can be used for a variety of things – but I create mine to be enjoyed as pieces of art, either framed in a shadow box frame, displayed on a stand, or used as a paperweight. Some artists use resin with high heat-resistant properties meaning that their petri can be used as coasters – I don’t recommend this for my petris, I would rather they’re displayed and appreciated rather than hidden by a mug!

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