Thursday, July 28, 2016

Funny Coffee Themed Coaster Featuring Gel Press and ETI


Welcome to the Gel Press and ETI Blog Hop!
The designers for both companies have been creating wonderful projects. Please leave a comment on EACH blog. Tell us on the Gel Press blog and on the Resin Crafts blog as to which projects you found most interesting or inspiring. One winner will be picked, at random, Sunday, July 31, 2016, at 10pm CST. The winner will get both Petite sets of Gel Press plates and ETI Jewelry Resin! Hop now through Sunday! Winner must be 18 or over and live in the USA. Good Luck! Designers links will be located at the end of this post.
Today I am going to share my fun coffee themed coaster tutorial with you. I have been setting my coffee cup on paper towels to protect my desk from getting rings. I decided it would be fun to create a funny coaster to use on my desk instead. 
Supplies:
Plastic measuring cups
Popsicle stick or paint brush
6x6 Wood coaster
Chalkboard paint 


Directions:


Put a few drops of Ann Butler's Iridescents on the Gel Press mat and roll out to a smooth consistency with a brayer. Paint your coaster with chalkboard paint. Let dry completely.


Lay Ann Butler's Art Screen on top of the Gel Press and use a paper towel to remove some of the paint.


Remove Art Screen and you are ready to print on your wood coaster.


Press your coaster down on the Gel Press with even pressure.


Remove the coaster from the Gel Press and you will have a really cool design.


I added additional faux coffee rings by pressing the top rim of the Iridescents container on my coaster. Let dry completely.


Cut out a fun sentiment with a cutting machine from glitter vinyl and place it on the coaster. Seal the sentiment with a couple of coats of fast dry clear nail polish before using the ETI Easy Cast.


Mix the ETI Easy Cast as per the directions on the box. (equal parts of both solutions in individual mixing cups, pour together and stir for 2 minutes, pour into new mixing cup and stir for another minute) 


Place your coaster on top of your Iridescents container to allow for any overflow to pour off the sides. Pour the Easy Cast on top of your coaster and spread evenly with a popsicle stick or brush. Let set for a few minutes and then carefully remove any excess that may have dripped down the side. Carefully set in a safe place and let cure for 24 hours. 

That's it, how cute is this coaster on my desk? It makes me smile every time I look at it.

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Please leave a comment on EACH blog. Tell us on the Gel Press blog and on the Resin Crafts blog as to which projects you found most interesting or inspiring.
Tammy (you are here)






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