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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Preserving Bar Coasters | Resin Crafts | Craft Klatch | Another Coaster Friday

Learn how to preserve bar coasters in resin!  It's an easy resin craft!

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


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

You will need:
Press and Seal:  https://amzn.to/2tZ3HvK
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.
These are other resins:
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw


Directions:

1.  We had these coasters from our honeymoon.  Greg has saved them all these years.  It was actually his idea to preserve them.

2.  Because they are a cardboard-type material, I wanted to seal them.  I used the Mod Podge on both sides and on the edges.  I did two coats and I made sure it was completely dry, before moving on.

3.  Once dry, I used the Press and Seal wrap and made sure it was stuck really well to one side of the coasters.  Then, I trimmed around them.  

4.  I mixed the resin and poured it on the coasters.

5.  I used my stir stick to spread it on the coaster.

6.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles.  Be careful and move it fast, so you don't set them on fire!!!  Let them cure a minimum of 12 hours.

7.  Once cured, you can remove the wrap and repeat on the other side.  Also, a little FYI, the wrap may leave a little residue.  If that happens, you can use a wet wipe to clean it up.

That's it!  It's a great way to preserve mementos or memories!


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

Mona






Patriotic Resin Petri Dish Coaster | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to create a Patriotic Resin Petri Dish Coaster using resin and alcohol inks.  

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




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


You will need:
Similar mold:  https://amzn.to/2qvEyWP
Alcohol Ink set:  https://amzn.to/2r5nhUY
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
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.
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw



Directions:

1.  I mixed two ounces of resin and poured one ounce into the mold.

2.  I used a lighter to pop any bubbles.

3.  I poured the second ounce into the mold.

4.  I popped the bubbles with a lighter.

5.  I began dropping in alcohol ink.  I started with red.

6.  I then use the white ink and drop it onto the colors.

7.  I repeated with different colors.



8.  When you have all the ink you want to add in the resin, let it cure for a minimum of 12 hours.


9.  Once cured, I removed it from the mold.

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

Mona
















Faux Wood Resin Coaster | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch | Craft Tutorial

Learn how to make a Faux Wood Resin Coaster!

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



Links below help support this channel.  I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

You will need:
Silicone mat:  https://amzn.to/2sR2Vzo
Pigment powders:  http://amzn.to/2HAi51U
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
FX Epoxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ This one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F ~ This is the one I used.

1.  I found the silicone mat, with a wood pattern.

2.  I used an ink pad to highlight the raised areas.

3.  I mixed one ounce of resin and split it into two cups.  I added a gold and copper pigment powder to each.


4.  I poured it onto the silicone mat - alternating the colors.


5.  I used my stir stick to spread it over the mat.

6.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

7.  Once cured, I peeled it off the mat.

8.  Because I used the ink, you can see the wood pattern more prominently.

Now you can use it as a coaster.  Just make sure it is large enough to fit under a cup.

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

Mona



































Saturday, December 8, 2018

Bee Honeycomb Resin Coaster | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make an easy resin coaster with a bee theme!  Fun home decor project.

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


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

You will need:
Silicone mat:  http://amzn.to/2DuVKQH
Pigment powders:  http://amzn.to/2HAi51U
Microbeads:  http://amzn.to/2pfwHfz
Transparency film (laser):  https://amzn.to/2J7Qmqt 
Transparency film (inkjet):  https://amzn.to/2LhKYBL
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
FX Epoxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ This one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.
 

1.  I mixed an ounce of resin with a yellow gold pigment powder.

2.  I also added some microbeads, in gold.


3.  I poured it onto the silicone mat.  This allows for a freeform style.

4.  I let it spread out and popped the bubbles with a lighter and let it cure 12 hours.

5.  I printed bees onto transparency film.  I have the transparency laying on a white sheet of paper, so you can see them.

6.  I mixed one ounce of resin and spread part of it over the gold resin.


7.  I cut out the bees out and slid them into the resin.

8.  I pressed them down with my stir stick.

9.  I popped the bubbles with the lighter.

10.  I poured the remainder of resin on the coaster.

12.  I popped the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

13.  I then peeled it off of the silicone mat.

You can see the honeycomb shape through the resin, making it look like a honeycomb.

The back has a textured surface.

It's definitely fun and easy coaster to try!  I hope you like it!

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

Mona