Marbled Resin Vase
Another ridiculously easy tutorial today! How to make elegant looking vases with marbled colours running through them in any shape and size.
These unique creations are easy to do and easy to personalise if you’re making them as gifts.With the materials you would buy for this project, I would estimate that you could get a 10 to 15 vase yield.
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This really was so easy to make!!!
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Resin from Rockstar Resins - for 10% off, use this link and code HANNAH at checkout. I recommend the 4 Star 1:1 Thin Coat Resin
- Silicone cups, mat and spatula
- Plastic measuring jug
- Mixing sticks
- Blow torch
- Heat gun
- Glue gun
- Cling film
- Non-stick sheeting
STEP ONE - GLUE
Using your glue gun, pipe out a large circle onto your non-stick sheeting.
Once the glue is dry and cold, set the whole thing aside for later.
STEP TWO - MIX YOUR RESIN
Into your plastic measuring jug, add one cup of hardener and then one cup of resin. As with any resin purchase, you will always receive both the hardener and resin parts.
Mix well for about 5 minutes remembering to scrape the bottom and sides of your jug.
Once your mixture is fully combined, divide it roughly between your silicone cups.
You can choose any mix or number of colours you like but if you want to use the same as me, details for these are below:
- CUP 1 - Rose gold powder pigment
- CUP 2 - Pink glitter
- CUP 3 - White and tan liquid pigment
- CUP 4 - White liquid pigment
- CUP 5 - Orange food colouring
- CUP 6 - Antique gold powder pigment
STEP THREE - PREP YOUR POUR
Once you’ve mixed all your colours, pour them one by one into your original mixing jug - no need to dirty another vessel!
Add them in any order you like and in any way you like. I decided to do lots of little amounts of each colour in a random order. Keep going until you’ve used up all your colours.
STEP FOUR - POUR YOUR RESIN
Bring back your glue ring and remove it from the non-stick sheeting. Cut off a large piece of cling film and lay your glue ring on top, then flip the whole thing over so that the glue ring is now on the bottom and the film is on top.
You should now have what will act as a very shallow bath in which to pour your resin.
Carefully pour out all your resin into your shallow bath. You should start to see some nice marbling colours appear at this point as the resin blends together slightly.
STEP FIVE - SPREAD AND GEM
Using your heat gun, pop some bubbles whilst you gently spread the resin out.
Be careful not to direct heat too close to the cling film as it may melt and warp.
You can also slide your hand under the cling film or lift up the edges to move the resin around. Do whatever works best for you but be careful not to push the resin over the glue ring edge as it needs to remain contained whilst curing.
Once you’re happy with how the resin is laying, add copious amounts of gems all around the edge, and then pop any remaining bubbles with your blow torch.
Now leave your resin to cure for about 5 hours so that it’s tacky, not runny.
STEP SIX - MOLD
Find an object that you want your vase’s shape to be based on. I used a bumper pack of multi vitamins as it was exactly the right shape and size for what I wanted.
Carefully pick up your resin sheet and lay it on top of your chosen object. Make sure that you lay it down cling-film-side first so the resin doesn’t stick to your object.
The resin may have stiffened a bit at this point so if this is the case, use your heat gun to apply heat where you want folds to appear. Heat will temporarily soften the resin and make it more malleable.
Once you are happy with the shape you have created, place objects under the folds and creases to stop the resin slowly drooping and bending out of shape during the final curing process.
Now allow to cure for the remaining 7 hours, at least.
STEP SEVEN - PEEL AND REVEAL
Once your resin vase has fully cured and hardened, remove the cling film and glue gun shenanigans from it’s underbelly and admire your beautiful creation!
I hope you feel inspired to try this at home and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, I would love to hear from you!
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Happy crafting! X