I saw a lot of awesome and cool resin projects online. I’ve wanted to try them for quite a while. And since this is my first time, I’ve decided to start small. My project today is a resin coated coaster with a map design.
- Epoxy Resin and Hardener (I used Enviro Tex Lite)
- Square wooden plain coasters (I prefer tiles but I could not find cheap ones here)
- 2 plastic cups and a plastic spoon for measuring and mixing resin
- Blow torch
- Old tourist maps
- Pick out a design and cut them to fit the coaster (I chose one of my favorite places in the world – Kyoto!)
- Glue the cut paper to the coaster and let dry.
- Measure equal parts of resin and hardener into a cup. Stir for 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to the other cup to make sure it is properly combined.
- Pour the resin mixture on the coaster evenly. Get your blow torch and heat the areas with bubbles. Or you can use a blow dryer to do this. Set aside and let it harden. I saw some tutorials that say you need to wait 24-48 hours. Mine took 12 hours to fully set. Clean up the sides and show it off!
- Read the instructions of your resin mix to make sure you get it right
- Do this activity in a well ventilated room. Resin could be poisonous when inhaled.
- Resin doesn’t stick on clean wrap so I covered my work area with it
Now that I’m more confident, time to try more ambitious projects! 🙂
#somethingnewfordes for November 17.