How to Make a Mica Swirl Tumbler with the Spin It

Hello crafters it’s Aly Dosdall here! I hope you’re able to safely enjoy the warmer weather. We’re spending more time outdoors these days and that always means we need to keep up the hydration. What better way to do that than with a custom tumbler. But this isn’t just any custom tumbler. This tumbler is made with thermal and solar mica powders swirled into galaxy-style goodness!

Make a mica swirls tumbler with the Spin It Tumbler Turner!
To make a mica swirl custom tumbler you need the following supplies which you can find at Michaels Stores:
The first thing to do is to find a well ventilated work space, and to cover your work surface with the prep kit plastic sheet to protect it. Then tape off the bottom of your tumbler with painter or masking tape and paint the outside with white spray paint. I turn my tumbler upside down when painting and that protects the inside so you don’t need to tape it off. Allow the paint to dry completely and remove the tape from the bottom before applying epoxy.
Make a mica swirls tumbler with the Spin It Tumbler Turner!
Once your cup is painted, dry and free of tape, you’re ready to customize it! Watch the video below of my free Michaels class to learn how to create the mica swirl design on your tumbler.
Here are a couple of my favorite things about this project:
  • Each mica swirl tumbler turns out unique and very cool
  • Use up your leftover resin by making coasters and pendants with the Spin It silicone molds
  • The solar and thermal powders change color (see video below)
Make a mica swirl tumbler we the Spin It Tumbler Turner
If you try this fun technique be sure to share online and tag We R Memory Keepers. I’d love to see how yours turn out! Happy summer and keep on crafting.

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