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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Shark Transfer Coasters DIY | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make image transfer coasters. I made these for Shark Week, but you can do them with any type of image or photograph. They make a great home decor accessory!

Here is the quick video tutorial, which will show you exactly how I made them:
The links below help support this channel, as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. You will need; Tile: https://amzn.to/2O7bCPQ Gel medium: https://amzn.to/2O1S4fU Mod Podge: https://amzn.to/2zTTTIG
Laser printer I use:  https://amzn.to/2PAh2Cy
Image: Use your own, or look for royalty free images



1. I purchased these natural stone tiles. They have irregular surfaces, which adds to the old world look of this project. I printed out images on my laser printer. I have not tried it with inkjet images, but I have heart that it works.

2.  I used a gel medium to accomplish this project.

3.  I applied the gel medium to the tiles.

4.  Then I applied the gel medium to the pictures.

5.  I placed the image - image side down - onto the tile.  Be careful not to get any of the gel medium onto the back of the paper.  If you do, you will seal the back of the paper to the tile and you do not want to do that.

6.  I rubbed down really well and then let it dry - completely dry.  

7.  Once dry, drip water onto the back of the paper.

8.  You want it to seal into the fibers of the paper and you can then start rubbing.

Rubbing will start to break down the paper fibers and it will start to come off and reveal your image.

9.  Once you have rubbed and think you have gotten all of the white off, let it dry and you will see how white it still is.  Add some more water and carefully rub some more.

10.  Once you have gotten it as clean as you can, you can add a sealer.  I used Mod Podge, but you can use any sealer you like.

That's it!  Now you have some cool image transfer coasters.  They will be more on the subtle side, but really cool!

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

Mona





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