5 days and 5 ways to use Art❤Resin
Well...that's a lot of 5's isn't it! It's been a crazy day for me! I always bite off more than I can chew and this week was no different! Scheduling for 2 glass workshops, preparing lots of art for the Tiny House Festival this weekend...and our Spring Open House @ 44 Marketplace is less than a month away!!!! No rest for the weary! So I'm ending my 5 days and 5 ways with a little something you #ArtResin lovers may not have considered! Coasters! Yep. Coasters! I had some some of these 4x4 tiles from a sample I was considering for my backsplash! Change of plan for backsplash now so I WAS gonna return them...but no! Coasters! I am making custom coasters!
I'm using tumbled travertine tiles. These tiles are fragile! They are dusty as well so first I washed them well and when they were dry I sealed them. Why, you ask? I am using strapping tape on the edges to form a "wall edge" and the tape sticks better to a sealed edge!
Ok. So they are clean, dust free and sealed. Now I wrap the edges in strapping tape so I can pool on the resin without it running off the edge! (See pic). Once I have it taped, I mix a small amount of resin...you know the drill. Stir stir stir! Before I color my resin I brush a thin coat untinted on my tile so that the tinted colors kinda flow nicer. Now I split my resin into 2 small disposable cups. I tint one with a blue-green alcohol ink and the other with cheapo white craft paint. Now I'm just gonna pour each color on randomly/separately. At this point you don't ever really know what your gonna get...so make sure you pour a set of four at the same time so that they are in the same color family! I poured some of the blue on one side and the white in a corner or 2. Once the entire tile was covered, I picked up my tile and turned it this way and that to allow the colors to blends and meld together. Sometimes I will use a straw to blow color in a particular direction. So this is what I ended up with today! I love these!!!! You could even embed things as long as your resin was thick enough to cover your object completely! I'm working on LOTS of these coaster sets so look for them soon at #44Marketplace! Hope you like them and I hope you have enjoyed our 5 days and 5 ways. I'll add a finished coaster pic tomorrow, but for now here's my "in-process" pics!
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