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Friday, October 5, 2018

Paris Mixed Media Resin Coaster ~ Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch

Learn how to make a Paris Mixed Media Resin Coaster!  Great resin DIY project!  

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


I was inspired by Carmi Cimcatta's I Love Resin blog.  Here is a link to the project that inspired me.  She made a beautiful resin pendant.
http://iloveresin.blogspot.ca/2012/06/bezel-wire-and-resin-tutorial-for.html  

Be sure to check out her post!!

Now let's get started on the Paris Mixed Media Coaster!



The links below contain affiliate links, for your convenience.  I may receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you.

You will need:
Flat wire:  http://amzn.to/2piIcnk
Paper:  http://amzn.to/2FGqg04
Microbeads:  http://amzn.to/2pmKlNM
Mod Podge:  http://amzn.to/2tT2j0b
Pigment powders:  http://amzn.to/2piK6V0
Glue:  http://amzn.to/2piFkGX
Charms:  http://amzn.to/2pk7hxs
Dremel:  http://amzn.to/2tUDVLv
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

FX Epoxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ This one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F. 

Directions:

1.  I found some flat wire and cut enough to make a coaster sized shape.  I went roundish, but it does not have to be.  It can be any shape you like.



2.  I shaped it and added a swirl.

3.  Then I used some clear drying glue and put glue at every seam, or where it is attached.  Make sure to run the glue from the top to the bottom of the wire.  The glue will stop the resin running out, when we pour it.



4.  Once the glue dried, I used packing tape and put it on the back of the wire form.  Be sure to rub the tape onto the wire.



5.  I then took Silly Putty and put it on the tape, around the outside of the wire form.  This will help keep the resin in the form as well.

6.  I mixed my resin - roughly one ounce - and separated it into three cups.  I added different pigment powders into each.


7.  I began adding the different resin colors into the form.



8.  Once full, I took my lighter and popped the bubbles.  Then, I let it cure for a minimum of 12 hours.

9.  Once cured, I removed the Silly Putty.

10.  I selected images that I wanted to include in the coaster and cut them to size.


11.  I laid them into the coaster to get an idea of the layout.

12.  I took Mod Podge and brushed it on the coaster and on the backs of the images.


 13.  I made sure to paint the Mod Podge over the images.  I did this two to three times to make sure they were fully sealed.  

14.  I like to wander through the clearance sections at the craft stores.  I found beads, charms and other items.



 15.  I added more Mod Podge and some microbeads and bugle beads, for additional texture and interest.


16.  The most important thing to remember is to leave the coaster to dry overnight.  Don't skimp on this step!  If the Mod Podge is not 100% dry, it will become cloudy when you add your next layer of resin.

17.  I mixed some more resin and began dripping it into the coaster.

18.  Once full, I used a lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

19.  Once cured, I peeled off the tape.

20.  Despite taking precautions, some resin seeped under the wire.  I broke out my Dremel and cut it right off!


21.  I used a little Rub and Buff wax on the edge to cover any scratches.

That's it!  Now you have a one-of-a-kind work of art that functions as a 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 Easter Pendants ~ DIY ~ Craft Klatch

Learn how to make easy Easter charms!  Great kids crafts!

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

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

Glass stones:  http://amzn.to/2FrPMVK
Scrapbook paper:  http://amzn.to/2DvJFLk
Jewelry bails:  http://amzn.to/2texrHa



Directions:

1.  Find some fun scrapbook paper.

2.  Trace around it with a pencil.

 3.  Cut it out.

 4.  Paint Mod Podge onto the back of the glass stone - the flat side.

5.  Press the stone onto the paper.

6.  Brush more onto the back of the paper and rub it with your finger, to make sure you get rid of any bubbles.


7.  Repeat with other papers.

8.  Glue on a jewelry bail to make a pendant.


9.  You can glue the charms onto napkin rings to add a little extra festive flair to your table.

That's it!  Use it as table scatter, or for whatever you like!  

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

Mona