Monday, April 29, 2019

My First Epoxy Tumbler - Neon Ombre

I am still trying to get down the whole epoxy tumbler thing and I have made a few and actually even sold 2 tumblers and have people asking me about buying some others that they want me to make. 

These tumblers are a pain sometimes because there is such a long wait between steps, like HOURS and sometimes even days depending on how thick the epoxy is and how long you want it to cure before giving it or using it. 

My first tumbler was a bit of an experiment since I was wanting to try the ombre effect and overall I liked how it turned out. It took me forever to decide what to put on the tumbler and the "enjoy today" seemed to work well with the colors. I used blue holographic vinyl and silver metallic vinyl on the little dots. 

I did learn that the camofluage of the ornginal cup is hard to cover up even with a few coats of Krylon 2X paint and primer but it didn't show through so bad that I needed to strip the cut and start over.

I'll make some more posts when I get time of some other tumblers I have done and I will get posts made of those when I get time. I have a few on the racks right now that have the first coat of glitter and need to finish up.


  1. Shirley, you are doing an AMAZING job with these tumblers. I love this one, it's like a tumbler of rainbow sherbet, how fun is that! I think I need to get in touch with you to make one for me too. Are these tumblers insulated? Are they for cold drinks only, or would they also be good for hot coffee too?

    1. Carol,
      Thank you! They are the stainless steel tumblers so they keep drinks hot or cold. I use different brands because I just use what I can find on sale or cheap.

  2. The colors you chose for the ombre effect are great. What font did you use?

    1. Donna,
      I don't know the font since I found the image and did a trace in MTC. You know I cheat like that! HA HA HA