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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:
-  Pigment colors:  
Transparent red:
Opaque red:
-  Metallic pigment powders:
-  Silicone lubricant:
-  Vapor barrier to protect work surface:
-  Silver glitter:
-  Red glitter:

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!


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:
Red pigment:
Packing tape:

Here is the video tutorial:

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!


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:

Here is the video tutorial:

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.  Sand them.

4.  Drill holes into the bottom of the fish - the same size as your dowel rods.  Mine were 3/16".

5.  Cut out a freeform base, from the leftover plywood.

6.  Drill holes in the base, the same size as the dowel rods.

7.  Cut dowel rods to varying lengths.

8.  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.

9.  Give everything a light sand for a distressed look.

10.  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!


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 (affiliate links):

Coaster mold:

Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
FX Poxy: ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.
Easy Cast:
Art Resin:
Clear Cast:

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:

1.  I found these wood cupcake cut outs.  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, put packing tape on the back.  Be sure to burnish it down, so it is well adhered.  

6.  Mix a small amount of resin and mix in fun glitter.  Carefully drip the mixtures into the open areas of the cupcakes.

7.  Carefully and quickly run your lighter over the resin areas. Remember, you are running a lighter over a piece of wood.  Do not leave it over one spot too long.  You do not want to set you project ablaze!

8.  Once cured, remove the tape and use a small amount super glue, on the back, 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 them dry.

9.  Once they have 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.

10.  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!