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Friday, August 16, 2019

Alcohol Ink Resin Coaster DIY | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to create an Alcohol Ink Resin Coaster!  It's an easy resin craft tutorial!



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

Materials:
Coaster mold:  https://amzn.to/2YNg2EK
Alcohol ink:  https://amzn.to/2KzX3Vf
Pigment powders:  https://amzn.to/2RL523A
Lighter:  https://amzn.to/2NQusts
Wet Ones:  https://amzn.to/2pXbqrQ
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Easy Cast:  http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin:  http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
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.
Fast Cast (optional for white background):  https://amzn.to/2wTZ6wc

White pigment (optional to tint clear resin for background):  https://amzn.to/2QbPRiU

Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it!





Directions:

1.  I brushed pigment powder on the mold.  That will allow the resin to cure and adhere to the pigment powder.


2.  I mixed one ounce of fast curing resin and poured it into the mold.  The fast curing resin should cure white, but sometimes it cures to an off-white.


3.  Once cured, I started adding alcohol inks.



4.  Once I had the ink on, I moved it around, to make sure the coaster was covered.


5.  I let the alcohol ink dry and then pulled it out of the mold.

6.  I then mixed more resin, it should take less than an ounce, and slowly poured it onto the coaster.

7.  I used my stir stick to make sure I got it to the edges.


8.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles.  Then, I let it sit for a minimum of 12 hours before touching it.

That's it!

Here is the back, which has the pigment powder permanently adhere to the resin.

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

Mona

















Monday, August 12, 2019

Garbage to Gorgeous Episode #26: Cat Table Makeover | Cricut Crafts | Craft Klatch

Learn how to give a table makeover, with a tropical touch, in this episode of Garbage to Gorgeous!  It's a fun pet makeover for my cats, but the technique can be applied to other furniture projects!



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

Table:  check out curbs and thrift stores
Stripper:  https://amzn.to/2YVF2EP
Acetone (to clean):  best to go to home improvement store
Scraper:  https://amzn.to/31CXPqt
Green paint:  https://amzn.to/31xG7o4
Blue paint:  https://amzn.to/31znu30
Painter's tape:  https://amzn.to/2KsZtVF
Cricut on Amazon:  https://amzn.to/2GV6zki
Cricut from Cricut:  http://shrsl.com/1kzdi
Removable vinyl:  https://amzn.to/2Tf4p1A

Transfer tape:  https://amzn.to/2Y49FJ9

Here is a video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I did it!




Directions:

1.  I stripped the old finish off of the table, so I could start fresh.  I brushed on the stripper and let it sit for a while.

2.  Once it started working, I used a scraper and scraped off the stripper and old finish.

3.  I took acetone and cleaned it all up.

4.  Only after I had stripped and cleaned the table, did I realize I could take it apart.  That made life easier!  I sprayed it (top and bottom) with two coats of the green paint.

5.  I created a design in Cricut Design Space.  I knew I wanted to go with a tropical cat theme, so I thought a Hemingway quote would be appropriate!

6.  I cut out the images with my Cricut and I cut the images from vinyl.

7.  Once cut, I removed the excess vinyl, which is called weeding.

8.  I trimmed around each image, so I could get a better idea of placement.


9.  Then I put transfer tape onto each image.

10.  I placed all of the images on the table top and used painter's tape to keep them in place.  This way, I know they won't move when I'm working on a different piece.  Oh!  I also recruited Greg to help!

11.  We carefully went one by one and removed the transfer tape and smoothed the vinyl onto the table top.  Greg also used the scraper to burnish the vinyl onto the table.





12.  Then we removed the transfer tape.

13.  It's good to burnish the vinyl onto the table one more time.  Then, I took it to the garage and sprayed the green all over the whole table.  This sealed the vinyl and ensured that we would get sharp edges.

14.  Once dry, I followed up with the blue paint.  This will likely take at least three coats.

15.  Once dry, I carefully removed the vinyl.




16.  I put the table back together.

That's it!  I used indoor/outdoor paint to seal the table and now it can be used indoors or out!!!

I used fun contrasting colors.

Grayson seems to like it too!

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

Mona










Friday, August 9, 2019

How To Make A Pineapple Resin Coaster DIY | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make a Pineapple Resin Coaster!  It's an easy resin craft tutorial!



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

Coaster mold:  https://amzn.to/2GYeDjH
Pigment powder:  https://amzn.to/2YXuWUh
Glue:  https://amzn.to/2TfvjrS
Paint - mushroom:  https://amzn.to/2GUpc7e
Paint:  - brown:  https://amzn.to/2MQ01Xk
Paint - green:  https://amzn.to/2KnVUA3
Paint - antique gold:  https://amzn.to/2GY2knt
Paint - pewter: https://amzn.to/2GUlElw   
Craft foam:  https://amzn.to/2YWDeeS
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Easy Cast:  http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin:  http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
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.

Creating with Craft Klatch Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreatingWithCraftKlatch/

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




Directions:

1.  I mixed one ounce of resin and added some aztec gold pigment powder.

2.  I mixed it well and poured it into the mold.


3.  I popped the bubbles with my lighter.  I let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

4.  Once cured, I removed it from the mold.  I used a pewter paint to draw lines across in both directions.


5.  I added a dot in all of the holes.

6.  Once the paint dried, I added one more ounce of resin.  I did it slowly, so it would not overflow the sides. 


7.  I popped the bubbles with my lighter and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

8.  Once cured, I traced around the coaster.

9.  I added the top to the pineapple.


10.  I cut out the pineapple, to use as a template.

11.  I traced it onto the craft foam.

12.  I cut it out.

13. I used different paints to paint the top and around the edges.




14.  I added glue that dries clear and I moved it around.


15.  I placed the resin onto the craft foam.

That's it!!!

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

Mona