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Paint the grid.
Letting the colours in your photo guide you, choose a colour palette that either directly matches or complements the picture. Paint the first colour into one of the rectangles. Brush off the excess paint randomly in the other squares. Repeat the process with each of your chosen colours.
Prop up your piece on blocks or some sort of riser. Mix your resin according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Slowly pour the resin into the centre of the board and allow it to spread. A wooden spoon or spatula can help you spread it to the places that may not be perfectly level. Hurry into the next step so you can work while the resin is fluid and wet.
Add paint to wet resin.
Squeeze drops and thin lines of paint directly into the wet resin. Swirl the paint and fan out some designs by dipping a pointed object into the wet resin and spreading it with the tip. As the resin dries, it will slowly move and drizzle off of the sides. The paint will move with the resin, so expect your painted designs to change a bit. Repeat with additional colours of paint, if desired.
Add ephemera and finish.
After the piece has dried, adhere ephemera with a glue stick. Repeat steps 7 and 8. Use a glue stick to adhere the photo print. Keep adding resin, paint and ephemera (steps 7–9). Let the resin dry between layers so that each finished layer will fl oat at different heights. My finished piece had eight layers in all. Once you’re happy with the depth, add just one final coat of clear resin to seal the deal and accentuate the depth.