Karen Payton Art      Ventura County, California

June 3, 2018

I love creating portraits with fabric but I've always been a bit jealous of painters who finish a piece on canvas, put a wire hanger on the back and call it done!

With fiber art there is always a dilemma on how to finish a piece.  Frame, no frame, glass, no glass, etc. For over a decade, I stretched each piece, then had it framed with spacers and uv glass.  This process was time consuming, expensive, and puts a distance between the work itself and the viewer.  I was at an art show and saw resin for the first time.  I immediately started to do research.  Unfortunately, I could find little to no information on using it with textiles.  So, I hope to share as many details as possible here.

I settled on ArtResin because it's non t...

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