Artists get their inspiration from all sorts of interesting places. Often the greatest inspiration comes from the beauty of nature. That is definitely the case with this beautiful fall scene inspired glitter swirl epoxy tumbler by Jami Mazzoni Designs.
We are so excited that Jami was willing to teach us how to make her gorgeous fall inspired epoxy tumbler. You can see in the pictures the scene that Jami used as her inspiration. It’s amazing how closely she matched the colors! Using Mica Powders, Glitters, and Alcohol Inks, Jami reproduced a gorgeous fall scene on a tumbler. The results are just stunning! Below you will find the recipe for this tumbler which includes all of the supplies that Jami used along with the step by step instructions. There is no way to duplicate her cup exactly but you’ll be able to make one that is equally unique and beautiful!
How to Make a Fall Scene Inspired Glitter Swirl Epoxy Tumbler
Fall gives us so many of the most gorgeous colors that nature has to offer. The deep bold colors that can be found when the seasons change are some of our very favorites. The earthy tones of this fabulous tumbler are a great example. Not only are they gorgeous but they have a very calming effect as well.
After the heat and hectic pace of the summer, the calm feelings of fall are most welcome. Thoughts of comfy sweaters and cozy evenings on the couch are so inviting. And then there are the awesome fall tumbler designs that you artist bring every year. From pumpkin spice to Hocus Pocus, and everything in between, they are all fantastic!
The colors and swirls that Jami uses on her tumbler are absolutely gorgeous. Most of the pigments and glitters that she uses aren’t ours and we’ve listed them for you in case you want to use the same ones. You can absolutely swap out base coat, pigment, and glitter colors if you want to though!
You could find your own fall scene for inspiration and then have fun figuring out the colors that match. Or you can browse through our Glitters and Mica Powders and find fall colors that you’d love to use. Once you’ve chosen your colors you can follow the same method that Jami used to get the fabulous swirl look.
With all of those options you may be able to find shades that will work right in your own stash! We would love to see what color combinations you come up with. If you want to learn more about using Dispersion Colors as a base coat, we have a post for that too!
Fall scene inspired glitter swirl epoxy tumbler
- 30 oz. skinny stainless steel tumbler
- Counter Culture DIY Fast Set
- Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin
- Protective gloves
- Filter mask
- Mixing cups
- medicine cups
- Large Silicone Mixing Sticks
- Heat gun
- Spray paint silver, dark teal, copper
- Nicole Marett Original glitters Chelsea, Lincoln Square, Send me some Lovin
- PDB glitter In a Nut Shell
- Nicole Marett Original Inks G Wagon, New Moon, Dream Catcher,
- Mica Powder NMO Don't Flex and Wepa, Woodies Goodies Yogi
- Sand paper 120 grit
- Start by sanding your tumbler then wash it with warm soapy water and allow it to dry.
- Now use the spray paints to apply your base coat. Apply the paints at a diagonal to give the swirl effect. Then let your paint dry.
- Next, mix up 5-10 ml of Fast Set and use your gloved finger to evenly apply it to the whole cup. Then add your coordinating glitter to its matching paint color. Dark teal paint with the Chelsea glitter, silver paint with Lincoln Square glitter, copper paint with In a Nut Shell, Send me some Lovin' as a highlight.
- Allow your cup to cure for 2 hours and then mix up 60 ml of Artist Resin. Apply 20 ml to your tumbler and separate the rest into 4 medicine cups.
- Using one cup for each color, add Yogi, Weppa, Don't Flex, and Dream Catcher. Then stir well to combine.
- Use a stir stick to start applying your pigmented resin in a swirl pattern that matches your glitter. You may want a heat gun to help move it around.
- Next use a silicone stick to apply your alcohol inks. Put a small amount on the tip of the stick and then drag it across the tumbler in areas that you like.
- Allow the tumbler to cure for 12 hours then give it a good sanding to remove any bumps and ridges. Use a dremel to sand the lip of cup. Then wash and dry your tumbler.
- Finally, apply 30 ml of combined Artist Resin to the tumbler and allow it to fully cure.
The Wrap Up…
This fall scene themed epoxy tumbler is so gorgeous! We hope you give it a try. If you choose your own fall scene and make a swirl tumbler to match, we want to see it! Tag us @counterculturediy on Instagram, post in our Counter Culture DIY Artist Support page, or email us at email@example.com.
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