Recently I played a little with acrylic paint pouring. I made this tray which I use as a dish on my bathroom counter and I made this coaster set below. The original tray was purchased from Target in the kitchen section and the coasters are travertine tiles which I primed with plain white acrylic paint before I coated them using the acrylic pouring technique I detail below.
To make acrylic pouring paint I mixed:
- 21g Paint (Liquidtex Basic)
- 65g Floetrol
- 29g Water
- 1-2 tiny drops of silicone oil
Each coaster needed about 50g of mixture and the tray used about 75g total. I mixed a handful of colors in separate containers and then layered them in another cup.
I flipped this cup over onto a coaster and let the paint spread out, making sure it covered all the sides. I used a small kitchen torch to bring out the cell shapes in the paint and then I let it dry (about 2 days).
When completely dried, I coated all pieces with clear epoxy resin by Art Resin (https://www.artresin.com/). This time I used my small kitchen torch to torch out the air bubbles in the resin and I let it dry/cure for 72hours before using. Art Resin is heat resistant resin that is perfect for any surface that may come in contact with hot surfaces such as a mug of hot coffee.