Today Designer Myléne Hillam share how to create Marble Coasters using EnviroTex® Lite.
· Acrylic paints: Warm White, Spring Rose, Nimbus Grey, Cherry Royale and Red Oxide
· 16 silicone surface protectors
· Set of wooden coasters
· ETI Mixing Cup Set
· Three 1oz measuring cups
· 3 wooden stir sticks
· Foam paint brush
· Butane torch
· Latex gloves
· Denatured Alcohol or rubbing alcohol
· Painters drop sheet (polyethylene)
Before beginning, put on your gloves to avoid getting sticky whilst working with the resin. Protect your work space with the painter’s drop sheet.
Use the foam brush to paint all surfaces of the coasters with Spring Rose paint. Allow them to dry several hours before continuing.
Follow the package instructions to mix up 2oz EnviroTex Lite. Pour 1/4oz into one cup, 1/3oz into the second cup and 1/2oz into the third cup. Color the first cup with Cherry Royale and Red Oxide paint, the second with Nimbus Grey and the third with Spring Rose, using only enough paint to make the resin opaque and stirring it thoroughly until it is mixed in. Color the remaining resin with only enough Warm White paint to make it opaque.
Place each coaster on an inverted cup and pour the white resin over the surface of each one. Spread it to the edges.
Pinch the top of the cup of the pink resin and pour it in a thin stream across the white resin at an angle. Repeat with the gray resin.
Dip the wooden stir stick into the red resin and drizzle it thinly across the coasters.
Use a paint brush from the mixing cup set to swirl the colors lightly. Take care not to over mix them or they will become muddied.
Hold the coasters vertically to allow the colors to run and blend into each other and run off the edge. Turn them in another direction to create some more movement. Set them back on the cups and pop any bubbles by sweeping the butane torch across the surface. Remove any drips from the underside with a stir stick. Set the coasters aside to cure.
Repeat Steps 2 – 6 to marble the reverse of the coasters, coating with only enough resin to go to the edges of the coasters without overflowing. If there are any drips, clean them up with denatured alcohol and a Q-Tip. Allow the coasters to cure.
Mix 1oz EnviroTex Lite, pour it across the coasters and spread it out to the edges making sure that it does not run off the edges. Pop any bubbles by sweeping the flame across the surface and set them aside to cure.
Repeat Step 9 on the reverse side of the coasters.
Attach four surface protectors to the back of each coaster.