I have been obsessed with coasters for a while now. Specifically, the agate stone look alike ones made of resin. I've spent months planning on exactly how I would make mine - from making the mold to whether I would paint or copper tape the edges. Then I realized that I could buy the agates less expensively than I could make fake ones and had to quickly come up with a new plan to keep my mind occupied. (until I buy some agates, lol).
I had everything I needed - except the tiles - so after a quick run to Home Depot, I was ready to start.
I propped my tiles on go cups so the paint could drip off.
I poured alcohol over a tile, then dripped alcohol ink randomly over the tile in what ever colors I was liking at the moment. Then I turned on the hair dryer and blew the ink around. Here are the results.
After they dried overnight, I sprayed them with clear gloss spay paint and let them dry overnight again. Then I put on these cute cork stickers so they wouldn't scratch furniture.
And then they were ready! I still am going to get some agates and turn into coasters, but I am really happy with these right now. I am looking forward to experimenting with different colors and giving as gifts, too. After all, I can't be the only person with a coaster obsession.
I am a recently retired small town librarian living the dream in Montana in my boujee yet redneck kind of way. Married to a mining engineer and mother to two wonderful young men.