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GlassCast 3 Epoxy Resin for Agate Coasters - 500g

If you're interested in creating your own unique resin-art agate coasters and want to use the same resin that’s used by many of the most talented and respected makers out these, then you’re in the right place!

GlassCast 3 is a special clear epoxy coating resin, intended for use up to around 5mm thick, which cures with a uniquely smooth, glossy surface - perfect for making beautiful 'agate' style resin art coasters.


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The perfect resin for agate style resin-art coasters

One of the most original and creative forms of resin art that has emerged over the last few years has been the wonderfully diverse world of 'agate' style coaster art, made popular by talented artists such as Luna Art Resin.

These beautiful pieces tend to be cast into specially shaped silicone moulds – often arranged in sets of four – which have an irregular outer edge, echoing the live edges of natural formations like geodes.

The coasters are made by combining, pouring and layering GlassCast 3 epoxy resin with a wide range of pigments, tints, metallic effects and gilding paints to produce distinctive, intricate coaster sets with a perfectly smooth, glossy surface, without the need for polishing.

What makes GlassCast 3 so popular for this type of coasters?

Unlike other types of resin coasters, such as petri-art - made using alcohol inks, and flower preservation, agate-style resin coasters are poured and layered the right way up, with the ‘open face’ of the mould being the top, visible face of the coaster. This makes is extremely important that the resin being used cures with a really smooth, glossy surface finish on its surface.

GlassCast 3 was developed specifically as a coating resin and no other resin has a smoother, glossier surface on its open face. This makes it perfect for agate coasters and is the reason why so many artists choose GlassCast 3 for this type of coaster.

GlassCast 3 advantages for agate-style resin art

  • Glossy surface finish – GlassCast 3 is a purpose-made coating resin, no other resin has a smoother, glossier surface
  • Medium viscosity – Slightly thicker than a casting resin, GlassCast 3 allows colours and effects to be kept in discreet bands
  • Ideal cure time – 30mins pot-life allows plenty of working time but pieces can be demoulded in less than 24hrs
  • Solvent free – GlassCast 3 is solvent free with almost zero odour
  • Self-degassing – No need to degas for bubble-free castings
  • Hard wearing – Although resin-art coaster sets are rarely used as day-to-day coasters, GlassCast 3 is incredibly tough and hard-wearing, just in case!
  • UV resistant – GlassCast 3 has very good resistance to UV, ensuring your coasters look great for years to come.

Getting Started

What to cast into

  • Commercial silicone moulds – As agate style coasters have become more popular, a number of silicone mould manufacturers have started offering basic agate style coaster-set moulds which are now available through various sellers on marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay.
  • Artisan moulds from independent makers – A small number of established artists, such as Luna Art Resin, offer their own range of truly unique coaster mould sets. Support your fellow artists and benefit from their skill and craft by using their agate coaster mould sets.
  • Improvised moulds – Make your own one-off agate coaster moulds by simply using modelling wax or modelling clay to create an irregular frame on a simple plastic base.

Adding different colours and effects

Well, this is where the fun starts! Make the colour palette for your resin-art by adding a wide range of pigments, tints, metallic effects and even glitters, glow powders to your resin.

  • Translucent tints – Translucent 'see-through' colours, like a stained-glass effect, can be achieved by adding just a tiny drop of our CULR universal resin pigments.
  • Opaque pigments – Make solid opaque colours by adding a few drops more of the CULR universal pigments.
  • Metallic-effect powders – For shimmering, swirling metallic effects, just add a pinch or two of our metallic effect SHIMR powders.
  • Gilding paints and gold leaf – Products like 'liquid leaf' and other brilliant gold metallic paints can painted onto the outside edge of the coasters after demoulding to give them a decadent touch. Or, for total extravagance, real gold leaf can be layered into the resin during casting!

Inspiration, and help if you need it

Take a look in the GlassCast customer gallery to see beautiful, original agate resin-art coasters created by other talented customers including Luna Art Resin, Claudio Barrasso Designs and many more, all using GlassCast clear epoxy resin.

If you have any questions at all, please get in touch through our contact page, social media, Livechat or over the phone; our friendly team are hear to make sure you‘re 100% happy and producing beautiful pieces you’re delighted with.

The perfect resin for agate style resin-art coasters

One of the most original and creative forms of resin art that has emerged over the last few years has been the wonderfully diverse world of 'agate' style coaster art, made popular by talented artists such as Luna Art Resin.

These beautiful pieces tend to be cast into specially shaped silicone moulds – often arranged in sets of four – which have an irregular outer edge, echoing the live edges of natural formations like geodes.

The coasters are made by combining, pouring and layering GlassCast 3 epoxy resin with a wide range of pigments, tints, metallic effects and gilding paints to produce distinctive, intricate coaster sets with a perfectly smooth, glossy surface, without the need for polishing.

What makes GlassCast 3 so popular for this type of coasters?

Unlike other types of resin coasters, such as petri-art - made using alcohol inks, and flower preservation, agate-style resin coasters are poured and layered the right way up, with the ‘open face’ of the mould being the top, visible face of the coaster. This makes is extremely important that the resin being used cures with a really smooth, glossy surface finish on its surface.

GlassCast 3 was developed specifically as a coating resin and no other resin has a smoother, glossier surface on its open face. This makes it perfect for agate coasters and is the reason why so many artists choose GlassCast 3 for this type of coaster.

GlassCast 3 advantages for agate-style resin art

  • Glossy surface finish – GlassCast 3 is a purpose-made coating resin, no other resin has a smoother, glossier surface
  • Medium viscosity – Slightly thicker than a casting resin, GlassCast 3 allows colours and effects to be kept in discreet bands
  • Ideal cure time – 30mins pot-life allows plenty of working time but pieces can be demoulded in less than 24hrs
  • Solvent free – GlassCast 3 is solvent free with almost zero odour
  • Self-degassing – No need to degas for bubble-free castings
  • Hard wearing – Although resin-art coaster sets are rarely used as day-to-day coasters, GlassCast 3 is incredibly tough and hard-wearing, just in case!
  • UV resistant – GlassCast 3 has very good resistance to UV, ensuring your coasters look great for years to come.

Getting Started

What to cast into

  • Commercial silicone moulds – As agate style coasters have become more popular, a number of silicone mould manufacturers have started offering basic agate style coaster-set moulds which are now available through various sellers on marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay.
  • Artisan moulds from independent makers – A small number of established artists, such as Luna Art Resin, offer their own range of truly unique coaster mould sets. Support your fellow artists and benefit from their skill and craft by using their agate coaster mould sets.
  • Improvised moulds – Make your own one-off agate coaster moulds by simply using modelling wax or modelling clay to create an irregular frame on a simple plastic base.

Adding different colours and effects

Well, this is where the fun starts! Make the colour palette for your resin-art by adding a wide range of pigments, tints, metallic effects and even glitters, glow powders to your resin.

  • Translucent tints – Translucent 'see-through' colours, like a stained-glass effect, can be achieved by adding just a tiny drop of our CULR universal resin pigments.
  • Opaque pigments – Make solid opaque colours by adding a few drops more of the CULR universal pigments.
  • Metallic-effect powders – For shimmering, swirling metallic effects, just add a pinch or two of our metallic effect SHIMR powders.
  • Gilding paints and gold leaf – Products like 'liquid leaf' and other brilliant gold metallic paints can painted onto the outside edge of the coasters after demoulding to give them a decadent touch. Or, for total extravagance, real gold leaf can be layered into the resin during casting!

Inspiration, and help if you need it

Take a look in the GlassCast customer gallery to see beautiful, original agate resin-art coasters created by other talented customers including Luna Art Resin, Claudio Barrasso Designs and many more, all using GlassCast clear epoxy resin.

If you have any questions at all, please get in touch through our contact page, social media, Livechat or over the phone; our friendly team are hear to make sure you‘re 100% happy and producing beautiful pieces you’re delighted with.

Downloads (2)

This is a chemical product. Before storage or use you must download and read the accompanying safety and technical datasheets.

GlassCast 3 Safety DataSheet (SDS)773 KB
GlassCast 3 Technical DataSheet (TDS)888 KB
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Removing any sharp edges straight from the mould is the best time as the resin continues to fully harden for several days. A sharp craft knife used carefully should do the trick and if need be an abrasive.
Warm soapy water.  Generally most mild household detergents are fine.  Avoid neat or very strong detergents. If you do need to use strong detergents for stains, then we recommend wiping it clean afterwards with water to ensure no residues remain. 

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Customer Product Reviews for Epoxy Resin for Agate Coasters

5/5 Average rating
12/11/2020
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Val
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I use GlassCast 3 for all my coasters. I make my own free form moulds using silicone and the self-levelling properties in this resin mean that the surface finish is always perfect and I only have to work on the edges.

1/8/2020
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Coaster Artworkz
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I follow Luna Art Resin on Instagram and brought GlassCast 3 to create some coasters in Luna's style - it worked perfectly and is my resin of choice!

1/6/2019
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Luna Art Resin
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I love the glossy finish of GlassCast 3 and the affordable price helps to keep my art accessible. For the majority of my work I use GlassCast 3 - like for these Agate Coasters and love it's crystal clear clarity and long working time.

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In the currently selected pack size, this product is classed as 'Limited Quantity Dangerous Goods' for the purposes of transport. This means that transport restrictions apply to certain destinations.

No restrictions or surcharges shipping by road to:

UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, , Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden

Shipping possible by airfreight (£55 surcharge applies) to:

United States, Finland, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Singapore, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Trinidad and Tobago

Can't ship to:

All other countries. If your country is not listed above then unfortunately we can't ship this product to you.

For very large orders, specialist shipping can be arranged. Please contact us to discuss.

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