Tutorial: How to make a Philosopher's Stone with Epoxy Resin
To make this Philosopher's Stone gemstone I used 3 different shades of red to add depth to the finished gemstone. I also used 3 different types of pigments to add texture along with some sparkly glitter and flakes. The type of pigments used are alcohol ink, pearl pigment and resin dye. Each of these give a different effect which will help add depth and texture to your finished resin piece.
Continue reading for a step by step tutorial to make this Philosopher's Stone gemstone.
The supplies needed to make this project are as follows:
- epoxy resin
- 1 oz Gemstone Silicone Mold
- 3 mixing cups and sticks
- 3 shades of red resin pigment - I used red alcohol ink, red pearl pigment and red resin dye
- iridescent red glitter
- iridescent red cellophane flakes
Step 1: Gather all of the supplies.
Step 2: Mix a batch of resin and divide it into 3 mixing cups.
Step 3: To the first mixing cup add the red resin dye and the cellophane flakes.
Step 4: To the second cup add red alcohol ink and the red glitter.
Step 5: To the third mixing cup add red pearl pigment.
Step 6: Mix each cup well for 1-2 minutes to ensure that the pigments and dyes have been thoroughly and equally distributed in the resin mixture.
Step 7: Start pouring in each resin mix one at a time. Pour one color as a base mix, and then pour the other two at different spots in the mold. Watch the video linked down below to see how I did this step.
Step 8: Wait for the resin to cure.
Step 9: De-mold the resin gem from the silicone mold.
Step 10: Prepare another batch of resin and use it to glaze the gem. This step is optional but it's worth it since it gives the stone a super shiny finish.
Step 11: Wait for the glaze to cure and your Philosopher's Stone is complete.
Watch the video here: