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Resin Tutorial: Cottagecore Resin Coaster

 

 

Cottagecore is an aesthetic that celebrates a simpler way of life and nature. In this project we will be using cottagecore-inspired elements to create a unique and charming coaster that will add a touch of whimsy and nostalgia to any home decor. In this tutorial, I will go through the step-by-step process of making a Cottagecore Resin Coaster. Let's get started!

 

Craft Supplies

For this project you will need the following craft supplies:

  • epoxy resin
  • coaster silicone mold
  • mushroom silicone mold
  • cloud silicone mold
  • flower silicone mold
  • mixing cups
  • stir sticks
  • yellow pearlescent resin pigment
  • purple pearlescent resin pigment
  • red pearlescent resin pigment
  • green pearlescent resin pigment
  • white pearlescent resin pigment
  • white mica powder
  • green alcohol ink
  • iridescent purple fine glitter
  • iridescent green fine glitter

 

A video showing the process of making this coaster is also available:

 

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare and mix resin as per manufacturer's instructions.

Step 2: Add yellow pigment and mix well.

Step 3: Pour the yellow resin mixture into the middle part of the flowers.

Step 4: Wait for the resin to cure.

 

 

Step 5: Prepare and mix resin as per manufacturer's instructions.

Step 6: Divide the resin into 3 cups.

Step 7: Into the first cup add purple pigment and purple glitter.

Step 8: Into the second cup add white mica powder.

Step 9: Into the third cup add red pigment.

Step 10: Mix each resin cup well making sure that the pigments are thoroughly and evenly distributed into the resin to avoid curing issues.

Step 11: Pour the purple resin mixture into the flower mold.

 

Step 12: Pour the white resin mixture into the cloud silicone mold.

Step 13: Pour the red resin mixture into the mushroom silicone mold.

Step 14: Wait for the resin to cure.

 

Step 15: When the resin has fully cured, de-mold the mushrooms, cloud and flowers from the molds.

Step 16: Prepare and mix resin as per manufacturer's instructions.

Step 17: Pour the clear resin mixture into the coaster silicone mold - fill the mold half way or just enough to have an even layer covering the middle section.

 

Step 18: Place the cloud, mushrooms and flowers into the resin.

Step 19: Wait for the resin to cure.

 

Step 20: Prepare and mix resin as per manufacturer's instructions.

Step 21: To the resin add green alcohol ink, green resin pigment, white resin pigment and green glitter.

Step 22: Mix the resin well making sure that the pigments are thoroughly and evenly distributed into the resin to avoid curing issues.

 

Step 23: Pour the green resin mixture into the coaster silicone mold, filling the mold all the way through.

Step 24: Wait for the resin to cure.

 

Step 25: When the resin has fully cured, de-mold the coaster from the silicone mold.

 

Congratulations on completing this Cottagecore Resin Coaster tutorial! By now, you should have a beautiful and unique coaster that is perfect for adding a touch of nostalgia and charm to your home decor. I hope that this tutorial has inspired you to explore the wonderful world of resin crafting and to continue to embrace the Cottagecore aesthetic in your home decor. Happy crafting!

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