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Make epoxy coasters in 3 steps

Making epoxy coasters is incredibly creative and relaxing to do. Read the complete online manual with tips and tricks now.

Making your own unique epoxy coasters is a fun and creative way to decorate your home or give as a personal gift. Start making unique and elegant coasters today!

Supplies

Making epoxy coasters is not difficult at all. To make epoxy coasters you will need the following materials:

1 x Epoxy coasters package . This includes:
- Reusable silicone mold coasters
- 2 x pigment colors of your choice
- 500 grams of epoxy
- 1 pot of gold decoration epoxy flakes
- Booklet with examples and manual

You can also purchase the items separately:
- Silicone Molds Coasters
- Epoxy casting resin
- Decorations
- Color pigments
- Epoxy mixing cups, stirring sticks, gloves.

Step 1: Mix the epoxy

In this example we are making coasters with the Silicone Mold Geode Coasters . Choose an epoxy mold of your choice or use this mold. Each itsOkay product page states how much epoxy goes into the silicone mold.

To cast 5 coasters in this geode coaster mold you need a total of 400 grams of epoxy. Choose an epoxy casting resin of your choice. In this example we use the easy epoxy casting resin 1:1 . As the name suggests, you mix this 1 to 1. Weigh 200 grams of component A and 200 grams of component B. Stir this together gently and mix in one direction, otherwise you may get a lot of air bubbles. Stir for about 3 minutes and then go to step 3.

If you want to make colored coasters, mix a few drops of black or gold color pigments into the mixture. Then divide the epoxy into 3 different mixing cups. For example, add gold flakes to the first mixing cup, add a color of your choice to the other and add another color to the last cup. Let this 'rest' for 10-15 minutes so that any air bubbles rise and pop. Are there air bubbles in the epoxy after pouring? You can easily remove this with a gas burner or bubble blaster .

Step 2: Filling the epoxy mold

Carefully pour the epoxy resin into the silicone mold and fill it to the brim. Gently tap the mold to remove air bubbles. Then pour a little more epoxy just slightly over the edge of the mold, so that a bulge of epoxy is created. Epoxy always shrinks slightly when it hardens. Remove any air bubbles with a lighter, but be careful not to damage the mold. Otherwise it may stick to the epoxy. Rather use a product like the Bubble blaster .

Are you going to pour in colours? Pour the color you want as the predominant color on the outside. After this, pour epoxy with the other pigment color into the center of the mold. Make sure you know what you want it to look like so you can work layer by layer. This way you get the best result.

Step 3: Allow the epoxy to harden

This epoxy cures in approximately 24-48 hours if the temperature is stable. It is important to let your epoxy creation harden at room temperature 20°C in a dust-free environment. Place the silicone mold with the epoxy on a level surface and cover it with a piece of cardboard or plastic to prevent dust from getting on your artwork.

After about 24-48 hours the epoxy has completely hardened and you can remove it from the mold. You can cut off sharp edges of the coasters or sand them a bit.

For a beautiful finish and shiny effect, you can apply a gold or silver edge with a posca marker .

Tips for working with epoxy

  • Always work on a firm and stable surface that is level.
  • Wear disposable latex gloves to avoid contact with epoxy.
  • Always read the instructions on the packaging and website before you start working with your epoxy.
  • To prevent air bubbles from entering epoxy, you can mix and pour the epoxy in small amounts.

More information?

Do you have questions about making art, jewelry or casting/coating floors or other objects? Several people work at itsOkay epoxy experts each with their own expertise. We are happy to help you.

Please contact the customer service from itsOkay or take a look at it Epoxy knowledge center .

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