These DIY Beachy Coasters were so much fun to make…I mean you guys know I love the dreamy colors of the ocean and when they’re all mixed in a watery movement…well, all the better!
I’ve been wanting to try a project with paint and rubbing alcohol because, as you may know, alcohol has a wonderful effect on paint, colored pencils and markers!
If you’ve got just a second or two, I can show you how I did this…just in case you might want to play around with some paint & alcohol!
Here’s What You Need:
*Acrylic Paints…I used Americana Acrylics in *Sea Glass *Salem Blue & *Mint Julep Green
*Ceramic Tiles (white ones – I used shiny )
*Dropper (or you could use your finger to drop alcohol onto the tiles)
*Stone Sealer (I used This Stone Sealer)
*Adhesive backed Cork or Felt (I used felt because I had some)
First add drops of all three paints on a paper plate then pour a little water into the plate…you want the paint watered down. (It works better that way)
Now take your paint brush and mix a bit of each color (one at a time) w/ water and paint your tile! After you’ve added a bit of one color-rinse your brush and add another color!
Now the fun part…take your dropper and drop little drops of alcohol onto the painted tiles (slowly) …the paint just scatters! Take it slow or you’ll be left with no paint on the coaster!
Here’s how mine looked when I was done dripping the alcohol onto the tile…I liked it, but wondered how it would look if I went back and softened the spots by gently spreading a bit of the paint back into the alcohol dot…
Here’s how it looked…slightly more transparent in the alcohol dots-kind of has a color wash…
Let your tiles dry for a few hours (maybe overnight) – I put a fan on mine and they dried in no time!
Take outside and spray with Stone Sealer. (I sprayed 3 or 4 good coats letting them dry between)
Now add some adhesive backed cork or adhesive backed felt…
I ended up leaving the dramatic alcohol spots on a couple of the tiles and softening the other two!
We’ve been using them for a couple of weeks and the stone sealer seems to be working…no paint loss with damp glasses!
Have you eve done projects with paints and alcohol? If not, you might want to give it a try-it’s super fun!
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Hoping you’re on Beach Time today my friends… xo