Poured resin is so much fun to work with and today I am going to show you how to make marble coasters with this technique. All you need is some resin and wood coasters to get started on a project you will love and that will match your home decor perfectly.
Supplies needed to make these marble coasters:
- Wood coasters
- EnviroTex Lite® Pour On High Gloss Finish
- Castin’ Craft Universal Opaque Pigments in the colors of your choice
- Paint or sealer
- Measuring cups
- Mixing cups
- Stir sticks
- Liquid leafing paint or other craft paint
- Paint brushes
I find that sealing a wood surface before pouring helps to minimize bubbles. In this case, you can paint the surface of the coasters or use a clear sealer. Allow that to dry completely before continuing.
Once dry, measure your EnviroTex Lite® Pour On High Gloss Finish carefully. You want equal parts of each. Mix them using two mixing cups according to the package directions. Be sure to follow all safety instructions as well including wear gloves when dealing with resin. Then divide your mixed resin into small measuring cups and add pigment. I mixed white, yellow, some green with blue, and some blue with green.
I like adding pouring projects like this to an empty cardboard box. That allows me to work without worrying about drips. Use extra measuring cups to raise the coasters off of the box bottom.
Then start randomly pouring your resin. I did a concentric circle method but I made each one different.
Then pick up each coaster and move it around until the entire surface is covered. You can also use your stir stick to push the resin into corners and edges. Add back to the measuring cups in the box. Pop any bubbles that come to the surface according to the package directions. You may have to come back after 20 – 30 minutes to remove any drips from the sides if you have quite a bit of excess resin.
Allow your coasters to cure overnight. I then used a liquid leafing product or another craft paint to finish off the sides.
All that is left after they dry is to enjoy your fun marble coasters!
Mix and match any colors that you like and that match your home decor. It is fun to see the differences in the designs and what colors come through from mixing.
These colors remind me of the sea and are so perfect for summer. This technique is great for a ton of surfaces and it is so easy to do!
Will you be making marble coasters or any other marbled projects?
You are sure to love the results of this fun technique!
Angie has been blogging for over seven years at The Country Chic Cottage where she does a variety of crafts and home decor projects. You can even find a weekly recipe! She lives on a farm in rural Tennessee with her husband and three children. Painting is a favorite of Angie’s because it is a quick and easy way to make a big impact for very little money.