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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Resin Art ~ Garcia | DIY Projects | Craft Klatch | How To





I've been experimenting with resin art and this ended up taking a retro look.  To see how I made it, here is the video tutorial:





You will need:
-  12" x 12" canvas:  http://amzn.to/2mTzAke
-  Resin:  http://amzn.to/2mTUvDK
-  Pigment colors:  http://amzn.to/2m0aDqi
-  Silicone lubricant:  http://amzn.to/2mqaFXH
-  Vapor barrier to protect work surface:  http://amzn.to/2lOz3Py


Here is the time-lapse version of the video:




Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!®

Mona




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Saturday, April 22, 2017

11 Fun Food Coasters! DIY

Fun with food, or fun making things look like food?  Why not both?  I have listed 11 fun food projects that functional as coasters.  They bring a little whimsy to your home decor and protect your table from those pesky water rings!







If you are a foodie, or just like to add fun items to your home decor, you are sure to find a project that works for you!  Click on the title for the full written directions.  Or click on the video under the title to see how they were made!






3.  Christmas Cookie Coasters 




Polymer Clay Banner



4.  Food Coasters





5.  Watermelon Drink Coasters




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6.  S'mores Drink Coasters






7.  Hamburger Drink Coasters





8.  Egg Drink Coasters




Resins



9.  Clay and Resin Pizza Coaster




10.  Lollipop Coaster Set





11.  Chili Peppers and Mung Beans





Thursday, April 20, 2017

DIY: How to Make Polymer Clay Chocolate Chip Cookie Coasters | Craft Klatch Another Coaster Friday |

Make chocolate chip cookie coasters to wow your friends and family!  It's simple with some polymer clay!







You will need:
-  Polymer clay (latte):  http://amzn.to/2lY2geX
-  Polymer clay (burnt umber):  http://amzn.to/2mWTMUI
-  Pastels:  http://amzn.to/2npYXKw
-  Stencil brush:  http://amzn.to/2n76BfF


Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:
1.  Use a half of a package of clay per cookie.  Break off half of the package of the latte or similar color and condition it.  Conditioning it means all you have to do is squish it and squeeze it in your hand until it gets warm and easy to mold.
2.  Once you have it molded, you can squish it into a cookie shape.  I work on parchment paper.  You want to have the cookies be somewhat flat, so a cup can sit on it, without falling over or sliding off.
3.  Take some of the dark brown polymer clay and roll small pieces into little balls and squish them down onto the cookie. Those are the chocolate chips.  You want them to be pretty flat, so they don't make a cup or glass sit uneven on your coaster.
4.  Once you have the chocolate chips in place, you can use an old toothbrush or paint brush to create a texture on the cookies, which also removes your finger prints.  
5.  Scrap a small amount of pastels in a blue and a rust color into a little cup.  Then, take a dry paint brush, dip it into the pastels and give the cookie a baked look.  
6.  Do the same with as many cookies as you want to make.  Then, bake them according to the directions on your clay package.

That's it!  Once they have cooled, you can start using them!  

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

Remember to share your coaster creations on my Facebook page, or on Instagram and Twitter @craftklatch.  Be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #AnotherCoasterFriday!

Mona

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Resin Beachy Plaque | DIY Projects | Craft Klatch | How To





I love summer and can't wait for it to get here.  My favorite place to be is at the beach, so I decided to make a Beachy Plaque!



You will need:  
Tin plaque:  I found it at Michaels
Wood flip flops and sun:  also Michaels
Acrylic paint
Blue glitter:  http://amzn.to/2noPmUA
White glitter:  http://amzn.to/2mIzbD9


Here is the video tutorial:




Directions:
1.  The tin plaque has gaps in it, where the string goes through and at the seam where it is put together.  Resin will run through those areas, so the first thing I did was seal it.  I used glue to cover the seams and the hole.  I let it completely dry.  
2.  While the glue was drying, I painted the wood pieces I intended to use.  I made the sun yellow and orange.  I made the flip flops blue, with some other fun accent colors.  That took at least two coats and I set it aside to dry.
3.  I mixed about two ounces of the resin and kept a little bit aside.  
4.  I mixed sand and white glitter into the resin and then put it into one side of the plaque.
5.  I pressed the flip flops into the sand.  
6.  Then, I added small shells around it.  I used the resin I reserved and poured it over the flip flops, to make sure they were completely covered in resin.  
7.  I used a lighter to pop bubbles.
8.  When the initial resin pour had cured, I needed to add more to fill out the rest of the plaque.  I added one to two ounces at a time, until it was full.  I popped the bubbles and let it completely cure.
9.  When the first side cured, I flipped it over and made sure it was level.  
10.  For the second side, I mixed three ounces of resin.
11.  I mixed blue glitter into the resin and poured it into the plaque, - making sure it wasn't too deep.
12.  I placed the sun into the resin.  I popped bubbles and let it cure.
13.  Then I mixed more resin, as needed, until I filled  it completely.  Then I let it cure.

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

Mona

Easy Shamrock Coasters How To Craft Klatch





It's easy to make these Shamrock Coasters! Perfect for the kids and great for St. Patrick's Day!



You will need:
-  Green acrylic paint

Here is the video tutorial:


Directions:
1.  Draw a shamrock, on a piece of paper and cut it out.  
2.  Unroll the cork roll and cut out two pieces, a little larger than the shamrock you drew.  
3.  Peel of the backing and press the two sticky sides together.
4.  Trace the shamrock onto one side of the cork.
5.  Cut out the cork.
6.  Use green acrylic paint to paint the shamrocks, front and back.  It will take at least two coats.

That's it!  Now you have easy and great for last minute coasters!

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

Mona

Monday, April 17, 2017

Abstract Resin Art - Awash | DIY Projects | Craft Klatch | How To




Have thought about creating resin art?  Then it's time you tried!  I'll show you how I made this project, that I call Awash!




You will need:
Pigments:
Transparent blue:  http://amzn.to/2mdEF5i
Metallic pigment powder:  http://amzn.to/2melA3E
Silicone spatulas:  http://amzn.to/2myi2ff


The best directions I can give you is to just go with the flow!  Here is the video with all the instructions:





Here is the time-lapse version:


Be sure to check out all my videos at http://www.youtube.com/craftklatch


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

Mona

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Resin Easter Chick Coasters | Resin Project | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch | How To





Get ready to make a cute Easter coaster, with little chicks and glitter!



You will need:
Coaster mold:  http://amzn.to/2mptda4
Green glitter - I used green glitter flakes and then s little bit of green chunky glitter
Wood chick stickers:  I found them at Michaels

Here is the video tutorial:


Directions:
1.  Mix one ounce of resin, according to the package directions.
2.  Mix in the glitter flakes and a little bit of the green chunky glitter.
3.  Pour it into the mold.  Pop bubbles and allow it to cure.
4.  Once cured, you can stick the little chicks onto the resin.  I will suggest that you add some glue because I had one pop up on me.  I little crazy glue behind it will do the trick.
5.  Once the glue has dried, mix one maybe two ounces of resin and pour it over the chicks.
6.  Pop bubbles with your lighter and allow it to cure.  Because the chicks have a space between the resin and the actual wood, there will be more bubbles than usual, so just keep an extra eye on it.

Once cured, you have a super cute Easter coaster!

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

Mona

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Resin Art | Nebula | Craft Klatch | DIY Project | How To | YouTube Video





Try your hand at some resin art!  I made these for my nephew.




You will need:

-  2 - 12" x 12" canvases:  http://amzn.to/2mTzAke
-  Pigment colors:  
Transparent red:  http://amzn.to/2mTDObt
Opaque red:  http://amzn.to/2lOxZLv
-  Metallic pigment powders:  http://amzn.to/2mTA0XQ
-  Silicone lubricant:  http://amzn.to/2mqaFXH
-  Vapor barrier to protect work surface:  http://amzn.to/2lOz3Py
-  Silver glitter:  http://amzn.to/2m8s1pT
-  Red glitter:  http://amzn.to/2mq4cMr

Here is the video tutorial:


Here is the Time-Lapse version:


I don't have written directions because it's too hard to explain how to do it.  It's better to see it.  Please enjoy!

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

Mona

Wine Glass Coaster | DIY Projects | Craft Klatch | Another Coaster Friday | How To




Today we are making a whimsical mixed media wine coaster, using resin and wood!


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You will need:
Thin plywood:  find it at home improvement store
Silver paint:  http://amzn.to/2lZ0Xek
Red pigment:  http://amzn.to/2lZ5zAT
Packing tape:  http://amzn.to/2lE9CA7

Here is the video tutorial:


Directions:
1.  Draw a wine glass on a piece of paper or card stock.
2.  Trace it onto the plywood and cut it out.
3.  Sand the edges.
4.  Paint the wood silver and allow to dry.  It may take a few coats.
5.  Using packing tape, line one side of the wine glass opening.
6.  Mix your resin, according to the package directions.  Then mix in your colorant.  You can go red wine, white wine or a rosé.
7.  Pour the resin into the opening of the wine glass and pop the bubbles.
8.  Allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours before handling and removing the tape.
9.  If you need to touch up any paint, do it now.  

Once fully cured, you have a fun wine glass coaster!!!

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

Mona

Easy School of Fish | Woodworking DIY Projects | Beach Decor | Craft Klatch | How To





Let's make an easy woodworking project, with a tropical vibe!  It's a school of fish.  The shapes are basic and easy to cut out. the project is inexpensive!


You will need:
-  3/4" plywood:  find it at your home improvement store
-  Acrylic paint:  pick fun colors for your decor
-  Drill with a 3/16" bit
-  3/16" dowel rods:  http://amzn.to/2lGILUO

Here is the video tutorial:






Directions:
1.  Draw a fish on a piece of paper or card stock and cut it out.
2.  Trace six fish onto the plywood and cut them out.
3.  Drill holes into the bottom of the fish - the same size as your dowel rods.  Mine were 3/16".
4.  Cut out a freeform base, from the leftover plywood.
5.  Drill holes in the base, the same size as the dowel rods.
6.  Cut dowel rods to varying lengths.
7.  Paint them any colors you want.  I mixed a gray and oyster white for the top of the base.  I used a turquoise as a trim.  I painted the fish white, blue and turquoise, but be sure to customize them to your decor and style!  I used gray for the dowel rods and and a black dot for the eyes.
8.  Give everything a light sand for a distressed look.
9.  Put the fish on the sticks and the sticks in the base.

Now you have a cute fish sculpture!!

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

Mona

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Resin Cupcake Coasters | DIY Projects| Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch | How To





Cupcakes are fun and brighten everyone's day, especially if they are colorful like these!





You will need:

Coaster mold:  http://amzn.to/2lJOjAc


Wood cutouts:  I found them at Michaels

Fine glitter:  Match it to your colors

Acrylic paint: The colors depend on what you want.
Chunky glitter:  Pick a fun background color


Here is the video tutorial:


Directions:
1.  Mix two ounces of resin, according to the package directions.
2.  Separate into two different cups (one ounce each).  Add desired glitter into each cup and pour into coaster mold.
3.  Pop bubbles with lighter and allow it to cure for at least 12 hours.
4.  While it is curing, you can paint your cupcakes, whatever color you want.  I used acrylic paints.  Figure it will take at least two coats.
5.  When the resin has cured and the paint has dried, use a small amount super glue to tack it to the resin.  Just a couple of small drops on the back of the cupcakes should do it.  Place them onto the resin and let it dry.
6.  Once dried, mix two more ounces of resin and pour it over the the cupcakes.  TIP:  Because there are voids between the wood and the resin, you will get more bubbles than usual.  Be vigilant and keep checking and popping bubbles, until they stop appearing.
7.  Allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours before unmolding.

That's it!  Pop those puppies out of the mold and you have fun coasters to brighten your decor and your day!

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

Mona


Sunday, February 26, 2017

31 Spring and Easter Crafts | DIY Projects | Craft Klatch | How To





Spring and Easter are on the way, so you better start crafting!!  Here are some great projects to add to your holiday home decor!



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