Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Coasters!


Make yourself a beverage and while you are at it,
 give some thought to making these cool coasters.
 One of the first art classes I taught was about turning these plain tiles into artistic coasters.  Back them, I used several layers of liquid varnish as my sealer.  This was effective, but I found that glasses would stick to the surface.  Wish I knew about resin back then!
 Here is what I did for these tiles.  I used mod podge to cover my tiles with tissue.
 Then I painted the edges.
Finally, I applied one glaze coat of Envirotex Lite and I have this super shiny coaster surface that is durable, waterproof and UV resistant!  I can leave these on the patio without fear of rain!

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.

It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.

9 comments:

Sharon said...

I can't believe it's been a year already. And a fruitful one at that. Many congratulations on a creative, fun-filled year. Looking forward to what lies ahead.

Etcetorize said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for all the great projects~

Chris said...

Hmmm, I just made some for my Dad this past Christmas, but only used Mod Podge to seal. I may have to go get them from him and use ETI on top and make them even better!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Congratulations on your blog-aversary. This is such a great place for creative inspiration. I have yet to play with your resin...but it's on the way...can't wait!

Mylene said...

Congratulations on your one year blog-aversary. It's been great following your projects over the year.Looking forward to what the next 12 months brings.

Renee M said...

Very cute coasters! Happy anniversary--am new to this blog and sure enjoying seeing the projects y'all have. Am looking forward to trying the resin out. Just bought some at Michael's.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary. I always enjoy reading your posts. Regarding the coasters, did you cover the whole coaster with Envirotex Lite, or just the tops? I'm wondering if condensation, or even rain, could get under the coaster and be absorbed by it through the bottom.

Patricia Livesay said...

I know this post is many years old, but I am just getting started trying to learn and work with resin. I really want to make these decorative coasters. Can you expalain how you applied, as you stated, one glazed coat. Is that done using a paint brush or is the resin poured then spread to the edges? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. FYI. I LOVE YOUR BLOG

Carmi Cimicata said...

Hey Patricia. Yes, use a paint brush. It will be a one time use brush so make sure it is an inexpensive one. Also, to help the resin from pouring off the edges, try to let the mixed resin set up in the mixing cup fir 15 to 20 minutes so it thickens.