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Friday, June 28, 2019

DIY 4th of July Fireworks Coasters | Another Coaster Friday | Cricut Crafts | Craft Klatch






Learn how to make Fireworks Coasters for the 4th of July!  It's a fun and easy Cricut craft and resin project.  I made a 4th of July Sign project using the same image and thought I would apply it to a coaster project.



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

Mold:  http://amzn.to/2FcRd7J
Lighter:  https://amzn.to/2MmATJp
Fine glitter:  https://amzn.to/2XzDeF7
Black paint:  https://amzn.to/2RGsCPs
Cricut on Amazon:  https://amzn.to/2GV6zki
Cricut from Cricut:  http://shrsl.com/1kzdi
Removable vinyl:  https://amzn.to/2Tf4p1A
Transfer tape:  https://amzn.to/2Y49FJ9
Fireworks image (royalty free):  http://www.clker.com/clipart-black-and-white-fireworks.html
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
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.


Creating with Craft Klatch Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2374635959255275/

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






Directions:


1.  I mixed my resin, according to the package directions.


2.  I separated the resin into five different cups.


3.  I mixed fine glitter into each of the cups.  I used a silver, gold, red, white and blue.


4.  I mixed in the glitter and I started with the red, white and blue coaster.  I used the blue resin and glitter mixture and poured it around the outer rim of the mold.

5.  I then poured the white inside the blue.


6.  I then poured the red into the middle of the coaster.


7.  Working on the red and silver coaster, I poured in the silver.


8.  I poured the gold into the middle.


9.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles. 




10.  I used my Cricut to cut out the fireworks image.


11.  I applied the Cricut vinyl to the coaster.


12.  I burnished it down, to make sure the vinyl stuck to the resin.


13.  I remove the transfer tape and burnished it down again.


14.  I used my Mod Podge to seal the vinyl, so when I add the black paint, it would not seep under.


15.  Once dry, I painted over the whole thing with black acrylic paint - 2 coats.


16.  Once dry, I carefully removed the vinyl...


...and it exposed the beautiful glitter beneath!




17.  Here is how it looks so far!  Time to shine it up with a layer of resin!


18.  I mixed more resin and carefully poured it over the coasters, making sure it didn't run over the edges.


19.  I popped the bubbles with my lighter and let them cure minimum of 12 hours before handling them.


20.  Here is the red, white and blue, with just a hint of the blue on the tips of the fireworks burst.


Here is the silver and gold.


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


Mona




Wednesday, June 26, 2019

DIY 4th of July Fireworks Sign | Cricut Crafts | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make a 4th of July Sign using a Cricut cutting machine!  It's an easy Fourth of July craft!



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

Tray:  I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, but there are a bunch of great alternatives available:
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Silver paint:  https://amzn.to/2YfaFK3
Gold paint:  https://amzn.to/2NgEt8i
Blue paint:  https://amzn.to/2FyRTGo
Black paint:  https://amzn.to/2RGsCPs
Red paint:  https://amzn.to/2XzixZH
Cricut on Amazon:  https://amzn.to/2GV6zki
Cricut from Cricut:  http://shrsl.com/1kzdi
Removable vinyl:  https://amzn.to/2Tf4p1A
Transfer tape:  https://amzn.to/2Y49FJ9

Fireworks image (royalty free):  http://www.clker.com/clipart-black-and-white-fireworks.html


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



Directions:

I had an unfinished tray and turned it into a 4th of July sign!

1.  I painted the tray silver - it took two coats.

2.  I cut a firework out of vinyl, with my Cricut machine.  You can find the firework image HERE.  I also cut out the words "4th of July".

3.  I peeled the excess vinyl off.


4.  I placed it on the tray, just to get an idea of placement.

5.  I put my finger in the middle of the firework...


...and put a piece of paper in the spot, so I could remember where it was.


6.  I used a stencil brush and painted some gold where I had the paper marking it.


7.  I added transfer tape to my images.


8.  I placed the firework image, with the gold in the middle of the image.

9.  I placed it down and burnished it with my scraper tool.


10.  I peeled the transfer tape off.

11.  I then burnished the vinyl down again, to make sure all of the edges are well adhered.

12.  I painted over the vinyl, with the silver paint.  I painted in all directions, to make sure the edges were sealed with the silver paint and the final color would not seep through.


13.  Once dry, I decided on a placement for the 4th of July words and painted it red, where they would be.  

14.  Once dry, place the "4th of July" words onto the red.

15.  I burnished it down.

16.  I removed the transfer tape.

17.  I went over it with the red paint.

18.  Once dry, I painted everything with a combination of black and blue acrylic paint.  It took two coats.


19.  Once dry, I removed the vinyl.

That's it!  Now you have a cool sign for the 4th of July!  If you want to put it outside, you can seal it with an outdoor sealer.

Thanks for stopping by!  If you want to see other projects I made with the same tray, you can find them here:






Remember:  L
ife's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!


Mona














Friday, June 21, 2019

Biggest Art Mistake Collaboration! Biggest Resin Mistakes | Craft Klatch #BiggestArtMistake

I had the opportunity to do a collaboration with several very talented artists on YouTube!  The theme was #BiggestArtMistake and we all addressed mistakes we thought were important to share.  Below is the playlist of all of the videos.  I hope you take a little time to watch them all!  You will find very talented artists that are sure to inspire you!  Be sure to follow their YouTube channels for continued inspiration!




Here are everyone's YouTube channels:

The Mind of Watercolor ~ Steve Mitchell

Lachri Fine Art ~ Lisa Clough

The Frugal Crafter ~ Lindsay Weirich

M.D. Campbell ~ Mark Campbell








I hope you find some helpful information and find great people to follow!  Be your creative self!

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

Mona



Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Resin and Paint Heart Paperweights DIY | Craft Klatch





Learn how to make resin and paint heart paperweights!  It's an easy resin project!


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

You will need:
Silicone mold:  https://amzn.to/2Xrrap8
Paint pens:  https://amzn.to/2KpZwCY
White pigment:  https://amzn.to/2L1jEdZ
Pigment powder:  https://amzn.to/2IQvQLZ
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
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. 


Here is a quick video tutorial:






1.  I gathered my materials.  I wanted to try out these paint markers with resin.

2.  I used the markers to color directly on the mold.

3.  I used all colors (except the metallic) on both cavities that I was using.  One I did scribbles and the other I did little polka dots.



4.  I mixed a small amount of resin and poured it in the cavities I colored.

5.  I popped the bubbles with my lighter and let it cure 12 hours.

6.  When the resin cured, I did the same markings on the layer resin.


7.  I added another layer of resin.

8.  I popped the bubbles and let it cure.

9.  I did the same markings on the resin.

10.  I mixed resin and added a little bit of resin pigment...

 ...and mixed in white pigment powder.


11.  I poured the mixture into the cavities.

12.  I popped the bubbles with my lighter.

Once cured, I removed them from the molds.  They have a lot of depth and they are colorful!




That's it!  I hope you like them!


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

Mona