Sunday, April 23, 2017

Resin Art ~ Garcia | DIY Projects | Craft Klatch | How To

I've been experimenting with resin art and this ended up taking a retro look.  To see how I made it, here is the video tutorial:

You will need:
-  12" x 12" canvas:
-  Resin:
-  Pigment colors:
-  Silicone lubricant:
-  Vapor barrier to protect work surface:

Here is the time-lapse version of the video:

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!®


Saturday, April 22, 2017

11 Fun Food Coasters! DIY

Fun with food, or fun making things look like food?  Why not both?  I have listed 11 fun food projects that functional as coasters.  They bring a little whimsy to your home decor and protect your table from those pesky water rings!

If you are a foodie, or just like to add fun items to your home decor, you are sure to find a project that works for you!  Click on the title for the full written directions.  Or click on the video under the title to see how they were made!

3.  Christmas Cookie Coasters 

Polymer Clay Banner

4.  Food Coasters

5.  Watermelon Drink Coasters

SaveSave Resin molds

6.  S'mores Drink Coasters

7.  Hamburger Drink Coasters

8.  Egg Drink Coasters


9.  Clay and Resin Pizza Coaster

10.  Lollipop Coaster Set

11.  Chili Peppers and Mung Beans

Thursday, April 20, 2017

DIY: How to Make Polymer Clay Chocolate Chip Cookie Coasters | Craft Klatch Another Coaster Friday |

Make chocolate chip cookie coasters to wow your friends and family!  It's simple with some polymer clay!

You will need:
-  Polymer clay (latte):
-  Polymer clay (burnt umber):
-  Pastels:
-  Stencil brush:

Here is the video tutorial:

1.  Use a half of a package of clay per cookie.  Break off half of the package of the latte or similar color and condition it.  Conditioning it means all you have to do is squish it and squeeze it in your hand until it gets warm and easy to mold.
2.  Once you have it molded, you can squish it into a cookie shape.  I work on parchment paper.  You want to have the cookies be somewhat flat, so a cup can sit on it, without falling over or sliding off.
3.  Take some of the dark brown polymer clay and roll small pieces into little balls and squish them down onto the cookie. Those are the chocolate chips.  You want them to be pretty flat, so they don't make a cup or glass sit uneven on your coaster.
4.  Once you have the chocolate chips in place, you can use an old toothbrush or paint brush to create a texture on the cookies, which also removes your finger prints.  
5.  Scrap a small amount of pastels in a blue and a rust color into a little cup.  Then, take a dry paint brush, dip it into the pastels and give the cookie a baked look.  
6.  Do the same with as many cookies as you want to make.  Then, bake them according to the directions on your clay package.

That's it!  Once they have cooled, you can start using them!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!®  Stay safe!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Resin Beachy Plaque | DIY Projects | Craft Klatch | How To

I love summer and can't wait for it to get here.  My favorite place to be is at the beach, so I decided to make a Beachy Plaque!

You will need:  
Tin plaque:  I found it at Michaels
Wood flip flops and sun:  also Michaels
Acrylic paint
Blue glitter:
White glitter:

Here is the video tutorial:

1.  The tin plaque has gaps in it, where the string goes through and at the seam where it is put together.  Resin will run through those areas, so the first thing I did was seal it.  I used glue to cover the seams and the hole.  I let it completely dry.  
2.  While the glue was drying, I painted the wood pieces I intended to use.  I made the sun yellow and orange.  I made the flip flops blue, with some other fun accent colors.  That took at least two coats and I set it aside to dry.
3.  I mixed about two ounces of the resin and kept a little bit aside.  
4.  I mixed sand and white glitter into the resin and then put it into one side of the plaque.
5.  I pressed the flip flops into the sand.  
6.  Then, I added small shells around it.  I used the resin I reserved and poured it over the flip flops, to make sure they were completely covered in resin.  
7.  I used a lighter to pop bubbles.
8.  When the initial resin pour had cured, I needed to add more to fill out the rest of the plaque.  I added one to two ounces at a time, until it was full.  I popped the bubbles and let it completely cure.
9.  When the first side cured, I flipped it over and made sure it was level.  
10.  For the second side, I mixed three ounces of resin.
11.  I mixed blue glitter into the resin and poured it into the plaque, - making sure it wasn't too deep.
12.  I placed the sun into the resin.  I popped bubbles and let it cure.
13.  Then I mixed more resin, as needed, until I filled  it completely.  Then I let it cure.

That's it!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!®  Stay safe!


Easy Shamrock Coasters How To Craft Klatch

It's easy to make these Shamrock Coasters! Perfect for the kids and great for St. Patrick's Day!

You will need:
-  Green acrylic paint

Here is the video tutorial:

1.  Draw a shamrock, on a piece of paper and cut it out.  
2.  Unroll the cork roll and cut out two pieces, a little larger than the shamrock you drew.  
3.  Peel of the backing and press the two sticky sides together.
4.  Trace the shamrock onto one side of the cork.
5.  Cut out the cork.
6.  Use green acrylic paint to paint the shamrocks, front and back.  It will take at least two coats.

That's it!  Now you have easy and great for last minute coasters!

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!®  Stay safe!


Monday, April 17, 2017

Abstract Resin Art - Awash | DIY Projects | Craft Klatch | How To

Have thought about creating resin art?  Then it's time you tried!  I'll show you how I made this project, that I call Awash!

You will need:
Transparent blue:
Metallic pigment powder:
Silicone spatulas:

The best directions I can give you is to just go with the flow!  Here is the video with all the instructions:

Here is the time-lapse version:

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Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!  Stay safe!


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Resin Easter Chick Coasters | Resin Project | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch | How To

Get ready to make a cute Easter coaster, with little chicks and glitter!

You will need:
Coaster mold:
Green glitter - I used green glitter flakes and then s little bit of green chunky glitter
Wood chick stickers:  I found them at Michaels

Here is the video tutorial:

1.  Mix one ounce of resin, according to the package directions.
2.  Mix in the glitter flakes and a little bit of the green chunky glitter.
3.  Pour it into the mold.  Pop bubbles and allow it to cure.
4.  Once cured, you can stick the little chicks onto the resin.  I will suggest that you add some glue because I had one pop up on me.  I little crazy glue behind it will do the trick.
5.  Once the glue has dried, mix one maybe two ounces of resin and pour it over the chicks.
6.  Pop bubbles with your lighter and allow it to cure.  Because the chicks have a space between the resin and the actual wood, there will be more bubbles than usual, so just keep an extra eye on it.

Once cured, you have a super cute Easter coaster!

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!®  Stay safe!