There are many resin art coaster projects that you can undertake to have fun or explore your artistic capabilities. And if you want to experience that badass DIY vibe, then try out our honeycomb coaster project. With the help of materials such as epoxy and acrylic paint, you can spruce up your home décor using the beautiful honeycomb coasters you’ll make.
Materials Required For The Project
- Table Top Super Gloss Epoxy Resin
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Procreate app
- Palm sander
- Cork backing
- Cooking torch
- Gold and yellow acrylic paint
- Golden vinyl
- Brace comb (hexagon)
- Frogtape for painters
- Starbond accelerator
Full Honeycomb Coaster Tutorial
Now it’s time to get down to business. We have done the hard work for you, so all you have to do is follow the following steps, and your resin art coaster project will be complete and ready for display.
Step 1: Preparing The Bracecomb Panels
You will start by painting the brace comb panels white since they are usually brown. The idea behind this is to brighten up the wells of the coasters so that the pigments you will add to the resin will be more vibrant. There’s no need for perfection during this step. Any mistake you make when painting can be sanded away.
Step 2. Pour The ‘Honey’
We’re not talking about actual honey. We’re talking about the different pigments you’ll prepare. As the paint dries, select several yellow and gold acrylic paint pigments and start mixing them. At this stage, make sure to have fun and let your creativity run wild. Once your pigments are ready, mix them with Table Top Super Gloss Epoxy Resin and pour the resultant mixture in miniature cups. Now you can pour your honey-colored epoxy mixture into the brace comb’s wells and let it cure.
Step 3: Taping And Sanding
After the epoxy is completely cured, you will need to make sure that the coasters are level and flat. Using your palm sander, sand your coasters and make sure the top is smooth. And on the back of the coasters, apply the Frogtape perfectly.
Step 4: Apply The First Clear Epoxy Coat
The following step is actually pretty simple. The idea is to seal all the honeycomb wells with a coat of clear epoxy. If you’d like to make things interesting, you can add some gold flakes. If bubbles do form on the surface, use the cooking torch to get rid of them.
Step 5: Prepare Vinyl Bees And Add A Final Layer Of Epoxy Coat
While the first layer of the epoxy coat is curing, your attention should be directed to preparing vinyl designs of bees. Use the Procreate app on your smartphone to prepare the bee vinyl stickers that you prefer. You will then place the vinyl stickers on your coasters and seal them with a second layer of epoxy coat. At this stage, you can remove the tape from the back of your coasters.
Step 6: Add Cork Sheets
The final step is to add cork sheets on the back of the coasters. Use your Starbond accelerator to glue the cork sheet on the coasters. Make sure the size and shape are similar to the size and shape of your honeycomb coasters. If you want to learn more about epoxy, visit our website via this link https://www.theepoxyresinstore.com/ and make your order.
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