How to Make Resin Rainbow Coasters DIY


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How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.

How to Make Resin Rainbow Coasters DIY

     Make stunning rainbow coasters with resin. These fun coasters make a great handmade gift for the holidays. These glossy rainbow coasters are a simple acrylic paint/resin pour and can be made in less than an hour...plus drying time. Have you tried acrylic pouring yet? It's so fun and a highly addictive crafting medium...I want to pour paint on every surface in my house!
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.

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How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.
   
Begin by covering your work surface with something disposable. I used a plastic tablecloth. Then place little cups on the table. Place the coasters on top of the cups.
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.

Keeping the coasters off the table makes it so the excess resin can run off instead of puddling around it.
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.
   
Next mix the resin according to the package directions. The resin I am using, Envirotex-Lite High Gloss resin, is just like varnishing a project 50 times. Mix the resin in the 2 phase mixing process.
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.
   
Proper mixing is the only way to ensure that the resin will work properly. 1 part resin and 1 part hardener mixed for 2 minutes. Then transfer the resin to a second cup and stir with a second stick for a full minute. Now it's ready to use.
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.

Pour out the resin into smaller cups. Add a pea sized amount of acrylic paint in each cup and stir the paint in completely. Pink, Yellow, Blue and White.
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.

Then start by pouring the pink resin on the top edge of the wood coasters.
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.

Next add a stripe of blue resin in the center of the coasters.
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.

Finally add a band of yellow resin at the bottom of the coasters.
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.

Now the fun part! Make sure you are wearing gloves and gently smear/blend the 2 colors together. The pink and the blue swirl and mix to look purple. Wipe your gloves off with a baby wipe.
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.

Then repeat the process for the blue and yellow...to make a little green.
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.

Next, add little strips of white resin to the coasters, between the color changes.
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.

Then use the embossing heat gun to blow across the resin gently. This will pop any bubbles that have formed and add some movement to the coasters. They will look like a beach wave with bubbly foam.
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.

Repeat the process for each of the 4 rainbow coasters. Then let the resin dry and cure overnight.
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.

Then do a quick sanding on the bottom edge to remove any drips that formed. That's it! They are ready to set on the coffee table for warm drinks or give as a thoughtful handmade holiday gift!
How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.

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How to Make Resin Rainbow Sunset Coasters DIY with envirotex lite high gloss resin and acrylic paint pouring techniques.


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