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
Three 1oz measuring cups
Denatured Alcohol or rubbing
Painters drop sheet
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.
Labels: Coasters, Envirotex Lite, Mylene Hillam