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Resin Tutorial: Mermaid Colors Coaster

mermaid coaster resin tutorial


For this project you will need the following craft supplies:

  • epoxy resin
  • coaster silicone mold
  • mixing cups
  • mixing sticks
  • blue pearlescent resin pigment
  • purple pearlescent resin pigment
  • clover resin dye
  • purple resin dye
  • blue alcohol ink
  • teal alcohol ink
  • iridescent green fine glitter
  • iridescent blue fine glitter
  • iridescent purple fine glitter
  • iridescent white cellophane flakes


A video showing how to make this project is also available:



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

Step 2: Divide the resin into 3 mixing cups.

Step 3: To one cup add blue pearlescent resin pigment, blue alcohol ink, iridescent blue glitter and iridescent white cellophane flakes.

Step 4: To another cup add clover resin dye, teal alcohol ink, iridescent green glitter and iridescent white cellophane flakes.

Step 5: To the third cup add purple pearlescent resin pigment, violet resin dye, iridescent purple glitter and iridescent white cellophane flakes.

Step 6: Mix each cup well. Make sure that the pigments are thoroughly and evenly distributed into the resin. 

add pigments and glitter to resin


Step 7: Pour the colored resin mixtures into the coaster silicone mold. Pour the purple resin mixture at one end, the green resin mixture at the other end, and the blue resin mixture in between. Fill the mold to the top.

Step 8: Wait for the resin to cure.

pour resin mixtures into coaster silicone mold


Step 9: When the resin has fully cured, de-mold the coaster from the silicone mold. Your mermaid colored resin coaster is complete. 

demold coaster from silicone mold


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