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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Bee Honeycomb Resin Coaster | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make an easy resin coaster with a bee theme!  Fun home decor project.

Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:


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You will need:
Silicone mat:  http://amzn.to/2DuVKQH
Pigment powders:  http://amzn.to/2HAi51U
Microbeads:  http://amzn.to/2pfwHfz
Transparency film (laser):  https://amzn.to/2J7Qmqt 
Transparency film (inkjet):  https://amzn.to/2LhKYBL
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
FX Epoxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ This one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.
 

1.  I mixed an ounce of resin with a yellow gold pigment powder.

2.  I also added some microbeads, in gold.


3.  I poured it onto the silicone mat.  This allows for a freeform style.

4.  I let it spread out and popped the bubbles with a lighter and let it cure 12 hours.

5.  I printed bees onto transparency film.  I have the transparency laying on a white sheet of paper, so you can see them.

6.  I mixed one ounce of resin and spread part of it over the gold resin.


7.  I cut out the bees out and slid them into the resin.

8.  I pressed them down with my stir stick.

9.  I popped the bubbles with the lighter.

10.  I poured the remainder of resin on the coaster.

12.  I popped the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

13.  I then peeled it off of the silicone mat.

You can see the honeycomb shape through the resin, making it look like a honeycomb.

The back has a textured surface.

It's definitely fun and easy coaster to try!  I hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona













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