Friday, September 4, 2015

Mosaic Sun Coasters DIY - Another Coaster Friday

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I decided to do two versions of the same of a mosaic coaster.  One is very kid friendly!


Let’s start with the Paper Mosaic Coaster:

You will need:
  • Red paper
  • Yellow Paper
  • Glue
  • Triple Thick or some type of sealer
  • Square or round piece of wood from craft store
  • Black acrylic paint

Directions:
  1. Paint the wood - front and back - two coats of black acrylic paint.  Allow to dry.
  2. Cut random pieces of the yellow and red paper.
  3. Spread a layer of glue onto the painted wood - I used way more than necessary!
  4. Individually glue pieces onto the wood.  I started with the yellow to make the shape of a sun.  Then I followed up with the red for the background.  Leave a little space between for the look of grout.
  5. Allow to dry.
  6. Seal the piece with a Triple Thick or other kind of sealer.  You may want to do two coats.  Allow to dry.

You can do any design, think flowers, pumpkins, ghost, Christmas trees, anything!  :)


Glass Mosaic Coaster

You will need:
-   Red glass pieces
  • Yellow glass pieces
  • Glue - I used a Weldbond
  • Black grout
  • Square or round piece of wood from craft store
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Sponge or I used a paper towel
  • Large stir stick or small trowel

Directions:
  1. Paint the wood - front and back - two coats of black acrylic paint.  Allow to dry.
  2. Break or nip random pieces of red and yellow glass.
  3. In this case, I took each individual piece, with tweezers or my fingers, and dipped them into the glue and put them onto the wood.  Again, I did the sun pattern, leaving a space between each piece.  I started with the yellow and followed up with the red for the background.
  4. Allow the glue to dry.
  5. Mix your grout according to the package directions and using a stir stick or trowel, apply it to the piece, making sure to press it into the areas between the glass.  
  6. Scrape off the excess.
  7. Using a sponge or in my case a wet paper towel, wipe off the excess as well.  You will be left with a cloudy film.
  8. Allow to dry and then buff with a soft towel.

Here is the video tutorial for both:






That’s it for both!!  They are easy, look great and will save your table from water marks!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting and stay safe!

Mona


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