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Friday, September 6, 2019

Glow In The Dark Scorpion Resin Coaster | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch | Halloween Crafts

Learn how to make a Glow in the Dark Scorpion Resin Coaster!  It's an easy resin craft!



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You will need:
Coaster mold:  https://amzn.to/2YNg2EK
Scorpions:  https://amzn.to/2Q1TQT8
Orange acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2PPNTbX
Black acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2LgsTWw
Plum acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2HBKPK1
Lighter:  https://amzn.to/2NQusts
Wet Ones:  https://amzn.to/2pXbqrQ
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Easy Cast:  http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin:  http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
This is the resin I used for this project:
FX Poxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.
Fast Cast (optional for white background):  https://amzn.to/2wTZ6wc

White pigment (optional to tint clear resin for background):  https://amzn.to/2QbPRiU


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





Directions:

1.  I took regular acrylic paint and painted my silicone mold.  Acrylic paint does not want to stick to silicone, so as it dries, it will separate.  Once it dries, it stays in place and you can add more paint, until you have it covered.  


2.  Once it dried, I added one coat of orange, so there were no holes.

3.  I mixed my fast curing resin.  It cures in 10-15 minutes and it cures white.

Here it is about five minutes into the cure.

4.  Once cured, I painted the resin, with black purple and orange.




5. I mixed two ounces of clear resin and poured it onto the painted coaster.

6.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles.

7.  I added the plastic scorpion and added more resin.

8.  I popped the bubbles with my lighter.

9.  I needed to mix more resin because it did not fully cover the scorpion.  It would have been better, if I had let the first layer cure and then added another ounce or two.  It would have minimized the bubbles.

10.  The scorpion blended in more than expected.  In hindsight, I would painted the back of the scorpion with acrylic paint, to give it some definition.

The scorpion blends in with the background, but is a surprise when the lights go out, or a black light goes on.



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






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