DIY Of The Week: Watercolor Coasters
This week’s DIY project comes from Sharpie and is a fun arts and craft project to do with the family! Each family member can create their own personalized coaster to use at home that shows off their individuality,
White ceramic tiles found at any big box home improvement store. Buy 4-6 tiles to create a coaster set. Sharpie Permanent Markers Rubbing alcohol Eyedropper or stirring spoon Spray fixative also available at the hardware store Clear varnish or Polyurethane coating (optional)
STEP 1 – COLOR: Color the first tile using your favorite bold, brilliant Sharpie colors. Cover the full face of the tile in different shapes and patterns. Repeat for the rest of the white tiles making each one a little different from the last.
STEP 2 – DROPS: Use a stirring spoon or eyedropper to drop small pools of rubbing alcohol onto the tile to create swirling circle patterns. Careful not to add too many drops at a time much to keep colors from blurring together more than you’d like.
STEP 3 – DRY: Let tiles dry for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
STEP 4 – SEAL: One at a time, hold dry tiles at least six inches away and lightly spray with a spray fixative. Spray in layers with a 1-2 minutes in between to set for best results.
STEP 5 – (OPTIONAL): If a high-gloss finish is desired, apply varnish or polyurethane to seal it with a shiny coat.
Combine dark and light colors to add depth and dimension to your design.
See full tutorial here.
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