Learn to Create a Mantra Frame with a Resin Art Workshop

Learn to Create a Mantra Frame with a Resin Art Workshop

Dec 15, 2023

A Mantra Frame with Resin is a decorative piece of artwork that combines the elements of a traditional mantra and a resin frame. This artistic fusion results in a visually striking creation that serves as a wall décor and a spiritual focal point. The mantra is intricately designed on a canvas and enclosed within a resin frame, adding a touch of elegance and beauty to any room.

So, are you looking at how to create a new art form that combines creativity and mindfulness? Look no further than the captivating world of resin art workshops! In this blog, we will explore how you can learn to create a stunning mantra frame using resin art techniques. Whether you are a seasoned artist or a beginner, this workshop will transform your artistic abilities and give you a unique way to express yourself. 

The Beauty of Mantra Frames

Mantra frames are not just decorative art pieces but have deeper significance. Mantras are powerful phrases or words that hold special meaning and power. Creating a mantra frame can infuse positive energy and intention into your artwork, making it a personal and transformative experience.

One of the primary reasons behind the growing popularity of the mantra frame with resin is its ability to add a captivating element to your walls. Traditional frames may showcase beautiful artwork, but they often lack the wow factor that resin brings. The mixture of resin and colour pigments creates a captivating depth and shine, mesmerising the artwork.

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Mantra Frame with Resin

Prepare Your Workspace

Start by clearing any clutter from your workspace. Remove unnecessary items to create more space for your project. Dust and wipe down the surfaces to maintain cleanliness. Open windows or doors to allow fresh air to flow into your workspace. Consider using a fan to improve ventilation and remove any lingering fumes. Cover the entire area with a drop cloth or newspaper to protect your surroundings from resin spills.

Choose Your Mantra

Take a moment to reflect on your intentions and what you desire to manifest in your life. Determine the area you want to focus on love, abundance, or self-confidence. Start exploring different words and phrases that resonate with you and align with your intentions. Once you've chosen your mantra, consider personalising it further. You can add your name, incorporate it into a sentence, or adapt it slightly to make it your own.

Prepare the Frame

If using a wooden frame, start by lightly sanding it to create a smooth surface. Use fine-grit sandpaper and gently sand the entire frame, focusing on rough areas or imperfections. After sanding, wipe the frame with a clean or tack cloth to remove any dust or debris. Inspect the frame closely to ensure it is free from loose paint, varnish, or other coatings. Finally, allow the frame to fully dry before proceeding to the next step.

Mix the Resin

Follow the instructions provided with your resin and hardener to achieve the correct ratio. Using measuring cups, carefully measure the required amounts of resin and hardener according to the instructions. Once the resin and hardener have been measured, pour them into a clean mixing container. Use a stir stick or a mixing tool designed for the resin to mix the two components thoroughly. Stir slowly and carefully, scraping the sides and bottom of the container to ensure all resin and hardeners are fully blended.

Add Pigments or Alcohol Inks

Select a range of pigments or alcohol inks in the colours you desire. Consider choosing complementary colours or experimenting with shades that evoke the mood or message you want your mantra frame to convey. Once your resin mixture is ready, add some pigment or alcohol ink. Mix it well to distribute the colour evenly evenly. Add more for a more intense effect; for a subtler one, use less.

Pour the Resin

Carefully pour the resin mixture onto the frame, starting at one corner and moving across the entire surface. Be mindful of the quantity, as excess resin can overflow. Use a stir stick to spread the resin evenly over the frame. Make sure to cover every inch of the surface. As you spread the resin, watch for any air bubbles that may have formed during the pouring process. To eliminate air bubbles, use a heat gun or a torch.

Incorporate Your Mantra

Plan where you want your mantra to go on the frame. Dip your fine-tipped brush into the paint or ink of your choice, and carefully write or paint the mantra onto the resin surface. Let the paint or ink dry completely before moving the frame. You can use a hairdryer on low heat to expedite the drying process, but be careful not to apply too much heat, as it may cause the resin to warp. 

Let it Cure

To achieve a flawless finish on your mantra frame, allowing the resin to cure for the recommended amount of time is crucial. Typically, this process takes between 24 to 48 hours. Resist the temptation of handling the frame. Allow the resin to solidify evenly, avoiding any disturbances or imperfections. Embrace the waiting period and yield a mesmerising and flawless mantra frame.

Materials Needed for Creating a Mantra Frame with Resin

Before diving into resin art, it's important to gather the necessary materials. Here is a list of supplies you will need for creating a mantra frame:

  • Wooden Frame or Canvas: Select a wooden frame that suits your desired size and shape for the mantra frame. Ensure the frame is sturdy and has a smooth surface for the resin to adhere to.
  • Resin and Hardener: Resin and hardeners are the main ingredients for resin art. Different types of resin are available, such as epoxy resin and UV resin, each with unique properties. Choose a resin that suits your project and follow the manufacturer's instructions for mixing ratios.
  • Pigments or Alcohol Inks: Pigments and inks add colour and create beautiful designs in resin art. Choose colours that complement each other and your overall design concept. It's best to use pigments designed for resin art to achieve optimal results.
  • Brushes and Mixing Tools: You will need brushes to apply resin onto the wooden frame and mixing tools such as wooden sticks or silicone spatulas to thoroughly mix the resin and hardener mixture.
  • Heat Gun or Torch: A heat gun or torch removes air bubbles that may form during the resin pouring. It helps create a smoother and more professional-looking finish to your mantra frame.
  • Protective Gear: Resin art involves working with chemicals, so it's crucial to protect yourself. Wear gloves, a mask, and protective eyewear to ensure your safety.


Learning to create a mantra frame with resin art workshops offers an incredible opportunity for artistic expression and personal growth. Combining resin art techniques with the power of mantras allows you to create a visually stunning piece of art infused with positive energy and intention. To learn more about this technique, visit Arts Shala's website and join a beautiful resin art journey! Contact Us for additional details. 

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