How To Make Epoxy Resin Coasters with Glass Coat
Date Posted:17 August 2022
Have you ever wondered about resin art, but thought it looked too intimidating?
Well, do not be frightened any longer, these Glass Coat Liquid Gloss resin kits are the perfect way for beginners to start experimenting with resin artworks. There are easy step by step instructions included, for beginners and experienced resin casters alike.
We recommend you read all the information in the kit prior to beginning your first resin art experiment to ensure you get the best results.
With the kit in this video you will make your own stylish and decorative drink coasters using the Glass Coat Resin Products. These coasters make a beautiful hand-made gift, or accessory for your own living space.
Included in this kit are:
- Part A and Part B resin and hardener in 60ml bottles.
- 1 x 9cm round coaster mould
- 3 x 12 ml paints in Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, and Burnt Sienna
- 6 x 100ml plastic measuring cups
- 6 x paint mixing sticks
- Information sheet.
Before you start, please note the below important safety advice for working with resin.
Important safety notes:
- Avoid contact with your skin and eyes.
- Wear eye protection and protective gloves for mixing and application.
- Avoid breathing in vapours, prepare and use the resin in a well ventilated area or room.
- If you do get the resin mixtures on your skin, wash off immediately with warm, soapy water. Use cleaning alcohol or an acetone cleaning solvent to clean up spills, drips and equipment or surfaces.
Get ready to mix!
- Prepare your mould by wiping it clean with a dust free cloth.
- Combine 30mls of each Part A and Part B into a single measuring cup making a total of 60ml, and then mix well.
- Divide the mixture across three measuring cups with 20ml in each cup.
- Add some different colour paint into each cup and slowly and gently mix with the mixing sticks provided.
- Be creative with your colours!
Handy hint: Don't mix too fast, this will introduce air bubbles into the mixture.
Get ready to pour!
- Pour the mixture into your coaster mould, gently tap the mould on the bench to remove air bubbles.
- This is the time to add embellishments like glitter flakes, quartz or crystals, shells, jewells or other mixed-media pieces if desired.
- Glass Coat make a selection of little ‘Mix In’ treasures to sprinkle into your resin.
- Allow it to set for 48 hours before removing from the mould. The mixture should be touch-dry after 24 hours, but do allow another day for it to cure.
There's a great range of accessories to compliment each project kit. So check them out in store or online at https://www.artshedonline.com.au/fluid/mediums/