Tutorial: Witches Brew Resin Coaster 🧙♀️
For this project you will need the following supplies:
- 3.5" Witches Brew Coaster Plastic Mold
- epoxy resin or UV resin
- purple resin pigment
- iridescent white glitter powder
- mixing cups & sticks
- a pointed silicone tool for painting on the wording detail
- black acrylic paint
- green resin pigment
- iridescent green glitter powder
- silicone tools for doming the coaster - one pointed tool and another with a flat edge
Step 1: Gather all of your supplies
Step 2: Prepare a batch of resin.
Step 3: To the resin add purple resin pigment and white iridescent glitter powder. Mix well.
Step 4: Pour the purple resin mix into the plastic mold.
Step 5: Wait for the resin to cure.
Step 6: When the resin has cured, de-mold the coaster from the mold.
Note: for a tutorial on the easiest method to de-mold resin from plastic molds watch this video.
Now that we have our pretty glittery purple coaster ready, it's time to paint on the details. For the wording and the cauldron outline, we will be using black acrylic paint. For the cauldron we'll use a green resin mix.
Step 7: Using the black acrylic paint and the pointed silicone tool, paint on the wording detail and the outline of the cauldron.
Wait for the paint to dry before moving on to the next step.
From the images, you'll see that I did not paint the cauldron. I made the mistake of painting the cauldron part after adding the green resin. Some of the paint bled and it was not very clean. So in this case, do as I say and not as I did 😁
Step 8: Prepare your resin and add some to a small mixing cup. To the resin add green resin pigment and iridescent green glitter powder. Mix well.
Step 9: Pour the green resin mix into the cauldron section. You can also add some to the tiny bubbles (circle indents).
Step 10: Wait for the resin to cure.
Step 11: Prepare more resin.
This resin will be used to dome the coaster so that it will have a shiny finish and also to protect the painted detail.
Step 12: Pour a small amount of resin onto the middle of the coaster. Then use the flat edged silicone tool to move the resin towards the edges of the coaster. An alternative to using the silicone tool is to tilt the coaster to move the resin towards the edges.
Step 13: Once the middle is covered, it's time to do the rim. Grab a pointed silicone tool and add the resin bit by bit to the outer rim of the coaster.
Wait for the resin to cure.
As soon as the doming layer has finished curing, your Witches Brew Coaster is complete and ready for you to start using.
Watch me make this coaster here: