How to apply an epoxy finish on your canvas

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42min  of video
6 lessons
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The lessons will be available in english starting December 20th 2016.

How to enhance brilliance and colors!

image-coup-coeur-enSylvia Paquette, painter and teacher for over 23 years, uses epoxy to enhance the color in her paintings creating a crystalline effect which renders striking results. This new finishing technique earned her six Public Choice Awards and One Painters Choice award since August of 2013. She also received several acknowledgments for her “Enchanted Forest Collection”.

What is epoxy?

Epoxy is a translucid resin which can be applied to a canvas to enhance its brilliance and color as well as increase its durability. In order to apply epoxy to your canvas, you must first acquire some basic knowledge such as measures, quantities, application method, drying time, etc.

In this easy step by step tutorial you will learn how to apply an epoxy finish to your canvas.

This tutorial includes :

  • 42 minutes of video divided in 6 lessons
  • 2 documents to download and print (pdf) – List of material and Calculation sheet
  • Direct access to the teacher – ask questions online.


In this tutorial you will learn :

  • To gather all of the required material and be ready to adequately spread the epoxy on your canvas
  • The essential skills for using epoxy (quantities and measures, preparation for mixing, application and drying time)
  • How to apply epoxy to a canvas or wooden panel.

This course is available in french here. Ce cours est disponible en français ici.

Created on 23 November 2016 | Last updated on 23 November 2016
Sylvia Paquette
Painter and teacher
Sylvia Paquette was destined to lead an artistic career. After several years of drifting, the discovery of oil revealed her to herself. One day she would be a painter, exhibit her works and live from her art. Since 1998 Sylvia has been offering classes to children, teenagers and adults in her art studio. She also gives painting classes at several community centers as well as for intellectually handicapped.