We started with white hexagon-shaped ceramic tiles with a matte finish.
Easy Sharpie Coasters!
I just made these stylish modern coasters with my daughter's 2nd grade class for their school auction, and today I want to share them with you. The Process is really cool!
Using colored Sharpies, we colored the tops and sides of the tiles. I chose to limit the kids to greens and blues for this project to ensure we didn't end up with muddy colors later. But you can use whatever colors you like. It's important to cover the whole surface with color.
Once you're done, lay the colored tiles on a piece of foil outside on a non-flammable surface. I used my back patio.
I poured 91% isopropyl alcohol into a squeeze bottle and drizzled it over the surface of the tiles. It starts to blur the colors together. If you don't have a squeeze bottle you can probably made do with just the alcohol bottle.
Next, light the alcohol on fire with a long lighter, and watch the flames create designs in the ink.
Once everything has cooled, carefully move the tiles to a cool oven. Heat the oven to 300 degrees, and let them cook for 2-3 hours. Let them cool in the oven as well.
Use a Que-tip to paint gold leaf paint on the edges of the tiles, and let it dry overnight.
Spray the tops and sides of the tiles with a clearcoat enamel spray paint to seal them, and let that dry overnight as well.
Trace the shape of the tile onto the cork backing pieces, cut it out a bit smaller than the original.
These coasters are fancy enough to dress up any coffee table! I've been loving gold leaf paint lately, and I recently used it to make this set of coasters too.
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