Thursday, November 3, 2016

Chic Black and Gold Tile Coasters

COASTER INSPIRATION

Surfing the crafty side of the internet today I came across some Copper Leaf Coasters that I loved the look of.

I also just happened to have some ceramic tile laying around, from a previous coaster project I never did do.

What I didn't have was copper leaf, or gold leaf, or any leaf really.  I've never leafed anything before.

I did have gold paint, though, and thought I'd try my own take of the Copper Leaf Coasters using gold paint instead.

SUPPLIES


Ceramic Tiles (or plain coasters to upcycle)
Low Tack tape (washi tape or painters masking tape work)
Americana Multi-surface paint (I used Black Tie and Gold)
Paintbrushes
Mod Podge Hardcoat
Cork or felt

Gold Splatter Tile Coasters 

 

 


Step 1

 

Tape off the edges of your tiles.  I used some Washi tape I had on my desk.

Paint your base coat on the tiles.  Americana Multi-Surface paint is an indoor/outdoor paint and works fine on ceramics.  It will take more than 1 coat to cover completely, however.

My coasters took 4 base coats to be solid.

Step 2

 

Once dry, mask the top of your tiles where you DO NOT want paint with tape.  I covered all but 1/3 of the tiles surface.

If you look at the image at the top you'll see gold polka dots.  That came from the washi tape I used, so if you use Washi, make sure it doesn't have any foil elemnts (unless you want to try for a foil transfer, then go ahead!).

Step 3

 

SPLATTER!

Using the gold paint, pretend you're in kindergarten again and splatter the gold paint all over the exposed surface.  The look is meant to be random!

My paint was too thick, so you can add water to yours if need be, or just brush random daps and dashes onto the coasters surface.

Step 4

 

Gently remove the masking from the top of the coaster and set aside.  Pull the tape from the sides of the coaster and discard.

Reuse the tape you set aside to cover the top edges of your coaster.  That keeps you from getting paint on the top while you paint the edges.

Step 5

 

Paint the edges of your tile gold.  Again this will probably take multiple coats to achieve the desired effect.

Step 6

 

Cover the whole shebang (top and sides) with the Mod Podge Hard Coat.

Once dry, use the glue of your choice to glue cork or felt to the bottom of the tile.

Now, it's ready to use!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

WIP Wednesday #20

The past few weeks have been a series of crafting FAILS for me.  Over and over and over my projects have fallen flat!

I did learn how to make a granny square though, and I'm HOPING to use that skill to make my husband a blanket for christmas.

Meanwhile, I hope you are ALL having better luck than me in the creativity department.

What have you been working on?  Share it below!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

WIP Wednesday #19

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

What is everyone working on?

Right now we are trying to get our house ready for Hurricane Matthew to blow through and trying to decide whether to evauate or to ride it out.

Not really a fun decision!

Meanwhile I've been turning a toilet paper roll into something fun.



Stay tuned to find out what it is that I made. And...

SHARE WHAT YOU'RE WOKING ON!!!!



Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WIP Wednesday #18


Happy Wednesday my creative friends! I'm happy to see you here with us again today!

It is time again to show off the progress you've made on your creative projects this week!  It can be a long term project you're still working on, OR something you recently finished.

Just drop a link in the linky (to a blog post, Instagram image, however you want to share) and take time to visit the other links too!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WIP Wednesday #17

 
Happy Wednesday my creative friends! I'm happy to see you here with us again today!

It is time again to show off the progress you've made on your creative projects this week!  It can be a long term project you're still working on, OR something you recently finished.

Just drop a link in the linky (to a blog post, Instagram image, however you want to share) and take time to visit the other links too!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Dreamcatcher - Art Journal Monday

I've been doing my collage art journal pages than anything else lately, using my tiny journal.

Today I broke out one of my larger sketchbooks and some acrylic paint.  No collage for me today.

I pulled up YouTube and opened a tutorial, but only loosely followed it.  (Video at end of blog.)

I had painted this page blue at one point for a project, but never did whatever I had planned.  It was perfect for this paint along.

 My feathers did not turn out as nice as the Art Sherpa's.  Then again I'm not that good of an artist.  I also have sub-par (cheapest possible) supplies.

 Still, I don't think I did that bad considering my skill level.  I like them.

By the time I got to the beads I just needed to get the page done, because I had to clear off the table for lunch.  (The dining room table is the only space I have to create art.)  So they just kind of got blotted on without any detailing.

And here is my Dreamcatcher all finished.  (Or is it?) 
I couldn't help but feel SOMETHING was missing.

I hate to waste any paint, so I took what was left on the pallet and smeared with a brush all over the page in front of the one I was working on.  

One day this will be the background of a new art journal page.


OR...it might just remain smears of paint on a page for the rest of its life, but at least it didn't go in the garbage like this lovely paper plate pallet did.

 Meanwhile, after lunch, this happened.  I kept feeling like something was missing, and just had to do some of my "found poetry" on it.

So while most of this was hand painted, I ended up doing a little collage with text from a magazine.


And, here is the video that inspired this art journal page.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

WIP Wednesday #16

Happy Wednesday Friends!

Its time again to share your Works in Progress with us!

Are you working on a large project that is going to take some time to finish?  Check in with us on Wednesdays to share your progress.

Did you recently finish something great?  Feel free to brag about that too!

Right now I'm still not making any progress on my larger WIPs.  I need to actually start working on them!