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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Shark Transfer Coasters DIY | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make image transfer coasters. I made these for Shark Week, but you can do them with any type of image or photograph. They make a great home decor accessory!

Here is the quick video tutorial, which will show you exactly how I made them:
The links below help support this channel, as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. You will need; Tile: https://amzn.to/2O7bCPQ Gel medium: https://amzn.to/2O1S4fU Mod Podge: https://amzn.to/2zTTTIG
Laser printer I use:  https://amzn.to/2PAh2Cy
Image: Use your own, or look for royalty free images



1. I purchased these natural stone tiles. They have irregular surfaces, which adds to the old world look of this project. I printed out images on my laser printer. I have not tried it with inkjet images, but I have heart that it works.

2.  I used a gel medium to accomplish this project.

3.  I applied the gel medium to the tiles.

4.  Then I applied the gel medium to the pictures.

5.  I placed the image - image side down - onto the tile.  Be careful not to get any of the gel medium onto the back of the paper.  If you do, you will seal the back of the paper to the tile and you do not want to do that.

6.  I rubbed down really well and then let it dry - completely dry.  

7.  Once dry, drip water onto the back of the paper.

8.  You want it to seal into the fibers of the paper and you can then start rubbing.

Rubbing will start to break down the paper fibers and it will start to come off and reveal your image.

9.  Once you have rubbed and think you have gotten all of the white off, let it dry and you will see how white it still is.  Add some more water and carefully rub some more.

10.  Once you have gotten it as clean as you can, you can add a sealer.  I used Mod Podge, but you can use any sealer you like.

That's it!  Now you have some cool image transfer coasters.  They will be more on the subtle side, but really cool!

That's it! Thanks for stopping by! Remember: Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!

Mona





Resin Fish Painting | Resin Crafts | Craft Klatch

Learn how to do resin painting with this resin fish art tutorial!

Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:
The links below help support this channel,  as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

You will need (choose colors to customize to your decor):
Canvas:  https://amzn.to/2NnROH3
Resin pigment:  https://amzn.to/2Lmrwrr
Pigment powder:  https://amzn.to/2utjCm4
Fine glitter (optional):  https://amzn.to/2KZPOb7
Dimensional paint:  https://amzn.to/2uHYYOs
Alcohol ink (optional):  https://amzn.to/2Li6eeh
Ink pad (optional):  https://amzn.to/2utvDZ0
Black acrylic paint (optional):  https://amzn.to/2L0vPcm
This is the resin I used for this project:
FX Poxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.
These are other resins:
Easy Cast:  http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin:  http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw



Directions:

1.  Trace or free draw the shape of a fish onto a canvas board.

2.  You can freehand the details of the fish.

3.  I used a dimensional fabric paint to outline the fish.  I had red on hand, but you can use any color.  In hindsight, I would have used black and it would have saved a couple of steps.


4.  I drew in some seagrass or seaweed.

5.  I used the dimensional fabric paint to outline that as well.


6.  When everything dried, I used a spray paint to seal it all.


7.  I used a permanent ink pad to blacken the outline.

8.  I used some of the alcohol ink to cover up some of the ink blotches.


9.  I mixed two ounces of resin and added blue pigment.  I began dripping and spreading it onto the canvas.

10.  I did the same with green, but did about one ounce.

11.  I used a lighter to pop the bubbles.

12.  I repeated with red and yellow.

13.  I mixed more resin and added fine glitter and dripped it into the scales of the fish.  Again, I popped bubbles and allowed it to cure for 12 hours.

14.  Once cured, I thought the outline could be stronger, so I used a fine liner brush and black acrylic paint, to strengthen the outlines.  


15.  Once the paint dried, I mixed three ounces of resin and poured it over the art.  



16.  I popped the bubbles with a lighter and let it sit for a minimum of 12 hours.
  
Once it is finished curing, it is ready!  You can put it on a stand, or frame it!

You can do it with any design, so let your imagination run wild!


That's it!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona



Monday, December 10, 2018

Shark Week Tile Coasters | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make Shark Tile Coasters!  They are easy and are perfect for coastal decor or if you are a fan of Shark Week!  I made positive and negative versions of the images.

Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made them:



The links below help support this channel,  as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Rubbing Alcohol:  https://amzn.to/2ujfrcJ
Spray Paint:  https://amzn.to/2L3u4KT
Cricut (Amazon):  http://amzn.to/2wChE2l  
Cricut vinyls:  http://amzn.to/2w4DOJj
Dishwasher Mod Podge:  https://amzn.to/2ukqT7N


Directions:  

1.  I found these inexpensive tiles.  I cleaned them with some rubbing alcohol, to get off any dirt or oils.

2.  I used my cutting machine to cut out a shark tooth and a shark jaw.

3.  I removed the vinyl and put it onto the tiles.

4.  I burnished down the vinyl, so the edges are down.

5.  If you have bubbles in the vinyl, for this project that is fine, unless they are located at an edge.  Make sure the edges are burnished, so no paint can get underneath.

6.  I then did the leftover vinyl on another tile.

7.  I repeated the process with the shark jaw.


If you need to use transfer tape to get the image on right, or if it has multiple pieces, by all means, use it!

8.  I used a spray paint that adheres to tile.  Use a paint that is indoor and outdoor.


9.  Once the paint has dried, carefully remove the vinyl.





It makes a great set!  If you used an outdoor paint, you should be good to go!  If you feel you need additional protection, you can seal it with a dishwasher safe Mod Podge.

That's it!  Thank you for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona