Tumblers are wildly popular since they keep drinks warm or cold for a long time. They come in various colors and sizes, but finding one that you like can be tough. When you customize your tumbler, you'll never lose track of it. Customized tumblers make great gifts for those hard-to-shop-for people on your list. If you're looking for a unique gift idea, a new hobby, or a treat for yourself, follow along as we explore some tips for customizing your tumbler with mica powders.
Why Customize a Tumbler?
Customizing anything is a fun way to surprise someone with a gift that tells that person you know them well. Tumblers are commonplace; you might bring them in the car, to work, or to the gym. Any item that sees so much use is better with customization.
Customizing a tumbler is also a great creative outlet. Hobbies let you relax and take your mind off the busyness of life for a while, and you may find customizing one tumbler turns into a lifetime hobby.
Gather Your Supplies
Here's what you need when customizing your tumbler with mica powders:
- Stainless steel tumbler
- Epoxy resin kit
- Measuring cups (or disposable cups)
- Stirring sticks
- Silicone mat
- Disposable gloves
- Mica powders
- Spray paint
- Sandpaper (220 grit)
Embellishments might be glitter or other accessories you'd like to add to your tumbler; however, they aren't necessary.
The Steps for Customizing Your Tumbler
Now let's look at the step-by-step directions for your fun creation:
1. Prep the Tumbler
Prepping your tumbler guarantees everything adheres well; use the sandpaper to rough it up. After that, clean and rinse the tumbler. If you are using glitter, apply a coat of spray paint in the same shade of glitter you've chosen once the tumbler is dry.
2. Mix the Epoxy Resin
Follow the manufacturer's instructions to mix the epoxy resin, then add your mica powder a little bit at a time, mixing with the stirring stick until you get the desired shade. You can swirl colors together or combine several in different cups for a unique design.
3. Pour the Epoxy Resin
Pour the epoxy onto the outer surface of the tumbler while wearing gloves, and spread it around. If you have a spinner to hold your tumbler while you work, that's great. If not, set your tumbler on the silicone mat and coat it carefully. While the resin is wet, you can add embellishments, such as glitter. Allow the tumbler to dry for 24 hours, then add a coat of clear resin and allow it to dry for 24 hours again.
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