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Culture Sculpt Resin Coaster Tutorial

How to make sculpted resin coasters using CCDIY Poxy Sculpt
Yield: 3 Coasters

Materials

  • Culture Sculpt
  • Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin Medium Viscosity
  • Fondant molds Meg uses flowers
  • small bowl of water
  • Textured rolling pin Meg's has pretty flowers on it
  • Petri dish coaster mold
  • Transparent film optional
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • acetone nail polish remover
  • Protective gloves
  • Mixing cups
  • Mixing sticks
  • Filter mask
  • Heat gun
  • Sangria Intense Color
  • Verdant Villa Dispersion Color
  • Counter Culture DIY Dispersion Colors your choice of flower colors
  • Small paint brushes
  • Metallic wax optional
  • Painter's tape

Instructions

  • Start by using a sharpie to trace the bottom of your coaster molds onto the transparent film. Cut out your circles and then use the acetone to remove any remaining marker from the film.
  • Now use your gloved hands to mix equal parts of Poxy Sculpt, combining them well. Put some of the Poxy Sculpt into your piping bags. Meg let her combined Poxy Sculpt set up for a bit so it could firm up a little before using it. Don't wait too long though, there's about 45 minutes of working time.
  • Next, use the fondant mold and some Poxy Sculpt to start making flowers. To do this, put a little bit of water on both sides of your fondant mold. Pinch off a ball of combined Poxy Sculpt and rub a tiny bit of water on the outside of it. Place the ball into the mold and press both sides together. Gently remove the flower from the mold and then trim the excess from the sides. Then set the flower aside. Continue until you have all the flowers you want.
  • Now smooth and flatten out a larger portion of combined Poxy Sculpt then use the textured rolling pin to roll on your design. Then cut out 3 circles that will fit onto your round film.
  • Then place some of your flowers on top of your round of textured Poxy Sculpt. Arrange them in any way you choose. Set them aside to dry and cure (you can wait until they are just dry enough to paint or let them sit and paint them the next day).
  • Next, combine equal amounts of Parts A and B of the Artist Resin according to the package instructions. When the resin is thoroughly combined, split it into 2 cups, putting a little more in one than the other. Use your heat gun to pop any bubbles in the cups.
  • Now add a few drops of Sangria to the cup with more resin in it. Then add a few drops of Verdant Villa Green to the other cup. Next, mix each cup to evenly disperse its color.
  • Now pour the Verdant Villa resin into one mold and the Sangria resin into the other two molds. You want good coverage but don't pour it so thick that the resin won't cure. No more than 1/4". Use the heat gun again to pop any bubbles. Set the mold aside to start curing.
  • Next it is time to paint! Start by cleaning up the rough edges of your Poxy Sculpt circles. You can use small trimmers or an exacto knife for this. You can also gently sand the edges if you want a super smooth finish.
  • Then choose the Dispersion Colors you want to use to paint your piece. Put a little of each in medicine cups and then use small paint brushes to apply them. You can see how Meg paints the pieces and adds all the details to the flowers in the second video in this post!
  • Once you are done painting, use a gloved finger to rub on the metallic wax at the high points and onto the rolled portion of the piece. Allow your paint to dry before moving on to your next layer of epoxy.
  • Once the paint is dry, mix another batch of Artist Resin. Place your painted piece into the mold and pour the combined resin over top of it. Allow this layer to cure completely and then demold the coasters.
  • Next, use painter's tape around the top edge of the coasters to add height to them. This will allow you to pour an additional layer of resin to cover any flower parts that are still sticking up.
  • Combine another batch of Artist Resin and then pour another layer inside the tape. Allow the resin to fully cure before removing the tape.
  • Next, do a doming layer to complete the resin portion of the coaster. Once that has cured you can add any final embellishments like gold or painted sides.