Easy Geode Coasters No Resin

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Watch the video to see the whol process from start to finish!

Step 1: Roll Out Your Clay

Grab a good chunk of clay and begin to roll this out with a rolling pin. You can use 2 pencils either side when the clay has been rolled out a bit to help the clay have an even surface.

Step 2: Cut Out the Coasters

Use a circular cutter or the open end of a large cup to cut a circle out of the clay. Place a mug or glass on top to ensure that that the coaster is big enough. Then slice around the circle to give the look of the rough edge, for the geode style.

Once you're happy with the shape, leave to dry, the length of time will depend on the thickness of clay and how big the coaster is.

Step 3: Sand and Paint

Once the coasters are completely dry, sand them down. Don't forget the sides as well! Wipe off any excess clay dust from the coasters once you've finished sanding down.

You can now start painting, I like to use a white base as a primer before painting over this. I used acrylic paint as this is easy to work with and dries quite quickly. Choose 2 or 3 colours and paint these on the coaster in wonky circles. You can add more of one colour and less of the others. Use the darkest colour to paint around the edge. Using a gold paint, paint the outer edge of the coaster all the way round.

Leave to dry.

Step 4: Glaze

Using triple thick, or a similar product, paint on the glaze, you'll need to leave this to dry for up to 24 hours depending on how thick you paint this layer on. You'll want a fairly thick layer as drinks full of liquid can be quite heavy and you'll want it to be durable enough.

Once the glaze has dried they're ready to use!

If any of this didn't make sense, or you have a question, please leave a comment and watch the video!

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    joen

    7 months ago

    Nice! All you need not is to put six or so dabs of Hot-melt glue on the underside as pads so that you have coasters that won't mar or scratch the tabletop it is sitting on. Well done!

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    RegularNebulajoen

    Reply 7 months ago

    That's a good idea, i guess you'd have to be careful that they're even otherwise it might be unstable!

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    joenRegularNebula

    Reply 7 months ago

    You're right of course. For your coasters, take something about the size and shape of a poker chip for a spacer and place it on an appropriate size piece of waxed paper. put the dabs of hot glue around the edge of the coaster making sure that they are outside the diameter of and thicker than the spacer. Press down the coaster on top of the spacer so that it is even all the way around. When the hot glue sets all the dabs of glue will be pressed to the same thickness as the spacer and stable. I have used this method for making non-marring pads several times and it works well.

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    RegularNebulajoen

    Reply 7 months ago

    Oh I see that's a good way to go about it. I'm not the biggest fan of hot glue. I find a lot of the time it just dries and comes off too easily. I suppose felt could be used as well.

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    joen

    7 months ago

    Oops! I guess I do "not" know how spell "now"