Petrified Rainbow Resin Coasters with Alcohol Ink DIY
Hi friends, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft with the most amazing resin craft to date. Petrified rainbows are especially stunning! These rainbows make great coasters for drinks, fun paperweights and perfect conversation pieces on the coffee table too.
Check out this amazing close up pictured below, the colors are vibrant and playful.
- EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy
- Cardboard Box
- Measuring Cups
- Stirring Sticks
- Disposable Gloves
- Alcohol Inks (available online or in craft stores)
- Silicone 4″ Round Coaster Mold
- Heat Gun or Torch
Begin by setting the silicone molds inside the box to work. Next, read the EasyCast instructions and mix up about 6 ounces of resin. Then pour just a thin layer in the base of each silicone circle.
Next, use a heat gun or torch to pop all the bubbles formed in the resin. Fold the flaps of the box over to prevent dust from landing in the resin and leave on a level surface overnight.
The next day mix up 8 ounces of resin according to the package directions in the 2 phase mixing process.
Now fill the molds with the newly mixed resin. Pop the bubbles as done previously. Then drip the alcohol ink right into the uncured resin.
Drop the ink in a bulls-eye pattern including some white ink as well. The white ink is heavier and will sink more…so use it sparingly.
Similarly continue adding colors, dripped in a rainbow pattern.
Finish off by dripping metallic alcohol ink into the molds. Then close up the box and wait patiently for the resin to cure overnight again.
The next day, peel the petrified rainbows from the molds and stare in awe. The drips of ink are dancing and twirling in a sea of crystal clear resin.
After mine cured, I realized the place I set them to cure was not completely level, so the alcohol ink slid in the same direction. However, I thoroughly love it!
From the side view, it’s obvious that a thin layer of clear was added first, but it keeps the alcohol inks from puddling on the top surface.
Each coaster turns out uniquely different and amazing! More white ink was added in this one pictured below.
These petrified rainbows will add magic into your life!
Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on her blog 5 days a week.