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Friday, January 31, 2020

Not Your Grandma's Doily Coaster #3 | Craft Ideas | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

BIG #3! Today I am doing the third coaster using a silicone doily mold and clay! It's a great craft idea for you home decor!

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Directions:

1.  I pulled out my mold for yet another doily coaster.


Here are the previous coasters.

 2.  I pulled off a chunk of air dry clay and started to flatten it.


3.  I used my brayer/roller to more evenly flatten it and get it large enough accommodate the mold.

4.  I placed the silicone mold, pattern side down, onto the clay.

5.  I used my brayer to make sure I had and even impression. 

6.  I used my craft knife to trim off the excess.


7.  I dipped my finger into some water and used it to smooth the edge, while the silicone mold was still on the clay.


8.  I carefully removed the mold.

9.  I smoothed any rough edges and then I let it dry.  Once the one side was dry, I flipped it over and peeled the foil off the back of the clay.  DO NOT PEEL THE CLAY OFF OF THE FOIL!  You risk breaking your piece.  I laid it back side up and let it dry the rest of the way.

10.  I painted the dry piece with a metallic green.


11.  Once dry, I used a brush with just a little bit of silver paint.  I gently brushed it over the raised areas.  It helps to hold your brush sideways.

It helps set off the raised area.
  
 Once dry, I used a varnish to seal everything.  I did multiple coats.  Then I let it dry.

Here is the finished piece.  The silver really blended with the green, when I put the varnish on it.  I would suggest doing two coats of the silver before adding the varnish.

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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