Learn how to make a Glow in the Dark Scorpion Resin Coaster! It’s an easy resin craft to spookify your home decor!
You will need:
Coaster mold: https://amzn.to/2YNg2EK
Orange acrylic paint: https://amzn.to/2PPNTbX
Black acrylic paint: https://amzn.to/2LgsTWw
Plum acrylic paint: https://amzn.to/2HBKPK1
Wet Ones: https://amzn.to/2pXbqrQ
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
This is the resin I used for this project:
FX Poxy: http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.
Fast Cast (optional for white background): https://amzn.to/2wTZ6wc
White pigment (optional to tint clear resin for background): https://amzn.to/2QbPRiU
Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:
2. Once it dried, I added one coat of orange, so there were no holes.
3. I mixed my fast curing resin. It cures in 10-15 minutes and it cures white.
Here it is about five minutes into the cure.
4. Once cured, I painted the resin, with black purple and orange.
5. I mixed two ounces of clear resin and poured it onto the painted coaster.
6. I used my lighter to pop the bubbles.
7. I added the plastic scorpion and added more resin.
8. I popped the bubbles with my lighter.
9. I needed to mix more resin because it did not fully cover the scorpion. It would have been better, if I had let the first layer cure and then added another ounce or two. It would have minimized the bubbles.
10. The scorpion blended in more than expected. In hindsight, I would painted the back of the scorpion with acrylic paint, to give it some definition.
The scorpion blends in with the background, but is a surprise when the lights go out, or a black light goes on.