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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DIY: How To Make Resin Geode Coasters | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Resin is a beautiful medium and I love the look of geodes.  I've tried to create the look of geodes, using resin.  This is my second attempt and I like how they turned out, but I think I might try yet one more version.

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You will need:

Wood pieces (if you don't want to cut our own):  http://amzn.to/2qJK7Ab


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White acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
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Here is the video tutorial:




Directions:
1.  Cut your wood pieces, or purchase precut wood rounds.




2.  Paint the top white and the bottom and sides black.  I used regular acrylic paint and did two coats each.



3.  Once the paint has dried, you can mix your resin.  I mixed two ounces.  I then separated the resin into smaller cups and worked in the different colors.  

4.  I began pouring the resin on the rounds, but made sure to have the rounds elevated on a cup.




5.  I poured resin right in the middle and altered the colors, which forced the resin to move out toward the edges, in a ring pattern.  



6.  You need to realize, as the resin spreads and takes on a life of its own, it will take on a different pattern and you have limited control.  



7.  Once they resin has spread over the wood, use a lighter or a torch to pop the bubbles.




8.  As the resin drips down the sizes, be sure to use a stir stick, or spatula to remove the drips.



9.  Let them cure a minimum of 12 hours before handling them.

I think they turned out beautifully, but I have an idea to keep the veining and stripes bolder, as you would see in an actual geode.  Here is that video:









Here is the first one I tried:






Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The last video was near prefect. Loved it!