Learn how to create these freeform resin coasters that have a honeycomb texture, in this DIY craft tutorial.
Here is a quick tutorial, so you can see how I made them!
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You will need:
Silicone mat: http://amzn.to/2DuVKQH
Pigment powders: http://amzn.to/2HAi51U
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Easy Cast: http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin: http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast: http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
FX Epoxy: http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ This one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.
I found this silicone hot pad and thought it would make a great base for a resin project…of course I thought coasters!
1. I had some leftover resin, from a different project and decided to use them for a coaster. I was about an ounce and I had different colors of pigment powder mixed in.
2. I poured the blue onto the silicone mat.
3. I poured on the pink.
4. I poured the yellow.
5. I used my lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.
6. I peeled it off the mat.
This is what it looks like on the shiny top!
Here is the back with pattern.
Here is the second version.
1. I had more leftover resin – around and ounce and I have it separated into three cups. One had a pink pigment powder mixed, one had microbeads and the third was left clear.
2. I started with the microbeads.
3. I poured the pink around the microbeads.
4. I added more of the microbeads.
5. Finally, I poured on the clear, to make sure the microbeads didn’t get covered with the pink.
6. I used my lighter to pop the bubbles and let is cure a minimum of 12 hours.
After 12 hours, I peeled it off and here is the shiny top.
Here are both coasters together, front.
Here are both coasters together, back.
That’s it! I hope you like them and give them a try! Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!