Painting on resin can be so much fun and I love how it looks when I am finished. Some pieces I shade and highlight, others I rub with antiquing medium for a completely different approach and look. One thing about resin is that sometimes there can be imperfections or cracks and even breaks that you might think aren’t fixable, but sometimes they can be fixed with a little creativity.
We received one of our Poinsettia Santas in and he had a huge crack and a hole in his elbow, but other than that, he was in great shape. I asked myself if he could be fixed and set out to find product that we had in our office to use to “save” this Santa from the garbage can. So, I ran a bead of white, craft glue along the crack and then smoothed it out with my fingers so that there was no distinct line. I let the glue dry really well, and then did the same process again to make sure that the crack was sealed. As for the hole in the elbow, I used DecoArt Snow Tex and worked a small amount in my fingers and started to fill the hole with the Snow Tex medium. I kept building it up and shaping it till the hole was filled. You want to make sure that you build it out and over the edges of the broken area so that it joins with the existing resin. Once the Snow Tex is completely dry, take a soft sanding pad and gently sand the Snow Tex until you have the desired look. It may not match completely texture wise, but it is a great way to save a piece of resin that you love. Once my Santa was painted, the imperfections seemed to disappear, and if you didn’t know it you probably wouldn’t even see the troublesome areas. I will admit; that sometimes resin can’t be repaired, but sometimes with a little glue, Snow Tex and a little patience, it can be.