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Friday, August 30, 2019

Rainbow Resin Coasters DIY! Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make Rainbow Resin Coasters using alcohol inks!  It's an easy resin craft tutorial!



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Materials:
Coaster mold:  https://amzn.to/2YNg2EK
Alcohol ink:  https://amzn.to/2KzX3Vf
Pigment powders:  https://amzn.to/2RL523A
Black acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2LgsTWw
Plum acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2HBKPK1
Lighter:  https://amzn.to/2NQusts
Wet Ones:  https://amzn.to/2pXbqrQ
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.
Fast Cast (optional for white background):  https://amzn.to/2wTZ6wc

White pigment (optional to tint clear resin for background):  https://amzn.to/2QbPRiU

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



Directions:

1.  I used acrylic paint and painted splotches right on the silicone mold.  The thing about silicone is that it resists paint.  Therefore, as it dries, it creates open areas.


2.  Once dry, I used purple pigment powder and dusted it over the open areas.

3.  I mixed my fast curing resin, which cures white and poured it in the mold.  You only need one ounce.  Once the resin cures over the paint, the paint becomes a permanent part of the resin.  It cannot be scraped off.

4.  Once cured, which takes 10-15 minutes, I started adding my alcohol ink colors.




5.  I moved the mold around, so the inks could move and blend.

6.  I used my wooden skewer to move it all around and cover the open areas.

7.  Once cured, I removed it from the mold.  Here it is without  the final resin.

8.  I mixed one ounce of resin and poured it over the coaster.  TIP:  Put it down on parchment paper, so you protect your work surface.

9.  I used my stir stick and moved the resin to the edges.

10.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles.  I let it cure a minimum of 12 hours, before handling it.

Here it is all finished!  

Here is the back.   

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

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Kids Art Work Come To Life! Craft Klatch

Learn how to turn your kid's artwork into wall art!  It makes their artwork come to life!  ❤️



My granddaughter, Reagan, joined me in today's project.  She wanted to make a fish to hang on the wall of the lake house.  She took the project from start to finish!  I'm very proud of her! 

Here is the video tutorial, where you can see how Reagan and I made it and she does a little extra entertaining...she's quite the hambone:




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Materials list:
Paper or poster board:  go to the dollar store! 
Plywood:  https://amzn.to/2YpI0RH
Saw:  https://amzn.to/30W9jVv
Unicorn Spit (Red):  https://amzn.to/2Zsbnnf   
Unicorn Spit (Zia Teal):  https://amzn.to/2Zsbnnf     
Unicorn Spit (Dark Teal):  https://amzn.to/2L0mP5l   
Paint markers:  https://amzn.to/2JWAw4E
Mod Podge:  https://amzn.to/2MI0c7P
Gold glitter:  https://amzn.to/2zoZfbN
Pink glitter:  https://amzn.to/2MFUPWU
Torch or lighter:  https://amzn.to/2ybHdtc
Hanging strips:  https://amzn.to/2zt7iVm
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.


Directions:

1.  Reagan drew a fish, but kids can create anything!  If they don't know how to draw something off the top of their heads, pull up a  drawing of a fish, car, dog, sailboat, or whatever they want to draw and let them use it as a reference.  They will totally make it their own!  They will just use basic shapes and features and a guide.


2.  I cut it out, making a template that we could trace.

3.  I held it down, while Reagan traced it with a marker.

4.  I cut it out with my saw.

5.  Reagan sanded it, to get off the marker and smooth the edges.

6.  Reagan saw the Unicorn Spit in my craft room and wanted to use it.  Originally, she was going to do dots.  Then, she decided to brush.  It was ever changing!



7.  Reagan used paint markers to make spots on the fish.


8.  She also used the markers to draw the eyes and outline the fish.

9.  Reagan wanted to add glitter highlights.  I added Mod Podge to the fins and she poured on the glitter.  Then, we tapped off the excess and put it back into the glitter jar.




10.  We repeated the process with the gold glitter and made gold spots.  



11.  Here is the fish so far!  To make it even better, we decided to add resin!

12.  We raised the fish up on cups, so any excess resin could drip off and not pool around the fish.  I had added tape to the bottom, before pouring the resin, which I'll show you later.

13.  I poured the resin over the fish.

14.  I moved the resin to the edges and covered the sides.

15.  I popped the bubbles with my lighter and let it sit for a minimum of 12 hours before handling.

16.  Here you can see how I covered the back of the fish with painter's tape.  

17.  I used my craft knife to cut along the edge.  The resin has cured about 12 hours, so it has not fully cured and is not completely hard.  Therefore, it makes it easy to cut through and remove the tape.


18.  Before I put the tape on it, I had Reagan sign it and I dated it.  

Here it is all finished!  We are going to add Command Hanging Strips to hang it on the wall.

Here is my little hambone!  That is not the actual size of the fish.

I can't wait to hang it up with her!  I had such a great time with Reagan and I hope you find a little inspiration!

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

Mona

Friday, August 23, 2019

Crater Coasters DIY | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn  how to make Crater Coasters DIY!  It's an easy resin craft tutorial!




You will need:
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Coaster mold:  https://amzn.to/2KQ9wUY
Unicorn Spit:  https://amzn.to/2HmRZ4M
Mixing cups:  https://amzn.to/31RZ7xU
Stir sticks:  https://amzn.to/323Av59

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

Directions:

1.  I mixed one ounce of fast curing resin, that cures white.

2.  I added a squirt of Unicorn Spit.   

3.  I mixed it really well.


 4.  I poured it into the mold.


5.  Then, I just let it sit.  I left it for 10 to 15 minutes and it started bubbling.


  
I repeated it with a bunch of other colors.

Once cured, I popped them out of the mold.

And you get this great crater textured coaster!

Here are all the colors!

They look lumpy, but they are actually flat enough that water bottles and cups sit securely on the coasters.




You can make these the night before an event.  They are super easy, super fast and super fun!

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

Mona

*A chemical reaction takes place when it starts bubbling.  I don't know if any weird or funky fumes come off of it, so just incase, work in a well ventilated are and/or use a respirator.