With Valentine’s Day approaching I want to share with you all how you can make beautiful coasters for the upcoming holiday! When I think of Valentine’s Day I think of hearts and pink and red colors. Keeping that in mind lets create some coasters!
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Supplies for Making Pink and Gold Coasters
- Geode Coaster Mold
- Mica Powders
- Heat Gun
- Gold Fine Glitter
- Popsicle Sticks
- Disposable Gloves
- Disposable Plastic Cups
Steps to making Pink and Gold Coasters
Begin by making sure the inside of your mold is clean and free of any lint or dust (molds can easily be cleaned with soap and water.) Once mold is clean you are ready to mix your resin! Mix resin according to manufacturers directions. Typically this is for two minutes (you will pour A into B in the plastic cups and stir with your popsicle stick.)
After resin has been mixed divide the resin into three new plastic cups. Once the resin has been divided add gold glitter to one cup and stir the glitter just until incorporated.
Once the gold has been stirred you are ready to pour it in the center of your geode coaster mold!
Next add your pink and red mica powders into individual plastic cups and mix them until the colors have incorporated into the resin. Once mixed pour the red and pink colors in a circular pattern on the outside of the mold. You can alternated with your gold glitter resin if you would like!
This is the fun part where you are the designer and get to create your coasters the way you would like them to look!
After you have poured your gold glitter and reds and pinks you are ready for your layer of clear! Pour a clear layer of resin in the middle (there should be a part without resin this is where the clear layer goes.)
Now for the fun part! You will need a tooth pick!
Starting at the edge of your mold drag a tooth pick through your resin in lines.
Have you all ever made a “marble” cake with batter? Where you have yellow batter and chocolate batter? This is the same technique only with a tooth pick instead of a knife!
Once you have created your design lightly pop any bubble with a heat gun!
Once bubbles have been popped your pink and gold resin geode coasters should look similar to the picture above!! You did an AMAZING job!! Let this sit over night to fully cure. In the morning you are ready to remove them from the mold and enjoy your new set of coasters!
Do you have questions about resin? If so leave a comment below! I will answer them.