Layered Resin Collage Art

In the mood for a layered resin collage art project? It’s been a while since I’ve had a tutorial like this. This past July, my art collective, The Phoenix Fridas, had our annual art show. I made three pieces and I thought I shared the process here with you.

First of all, know that this project takes a LOT of resin. Especially because I made three of these.

SUPPLIES for layered resin collage art:

12 x 12 wood canvases (you’ll use the back side)

Large box of two-part resin

Images printed on glossy paper

White craft glue

Paint and any other embellishments you want


Wax paper

Mixing cups, gloves, stirrer

Directions for layered resin collage art


Paint the base coats of the backs of the wood canvases. These work perfect for shadow boxes! Mix equal parts of resin, let it sit for about 10 minutes, then pour over the surface. Use a straw or heat gun to remove the gas bubbles. Let sit for 6-8 hours until fully cured.

For this piece, I did the above, then for the second layer of resin, I added in gold glitter flakes. I let it for another 6-8 hours.


Once it dried, I painted designs. Next – another layer of resin! Another 6-8 hours!


Hello, Frida! I printed out a large black and white image of her on glossy photo paper and used the craft glue to affix it to the surface of the resin. TIP: You want to make sure your resin cures evenly, so place it on a smooth, even surface. No tilting! No place where lint or dust can touch it!

You can also add quote art – I used one of Frida’s to offset the picture. Then I added the last layer of resin. I love how it looks like its floating!

To finish off the piece, I found some chunky wood frames and affied them using resin. Then I added a ceramic heart on top and a wire for hanging on the back.


I didn’t get a picture of the third piece. All three have already sold. I want to make more to keep one for me. Here are some of my resin videos to help you with the process!

Have fun with your own layered resin collage art – let me know how it turns out!

Buy my book, Forever Frida: A Celebration of the Life, Art, Loves, Words, and Style of Frida Kahlo

Love & light,

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