Welcome to the Ann Butler Designs/ETI Blog Hop
I am sure you will find inspiration as you hop through to each blog!
My inspiration for this project came from a set of coasters I created
for the Summer issue of Bella Crafts Quarterly. These coasters make a wonderful gift so I thought I would take them one step farther and use ETI’s EnviroTex Lite® Pour-on High Gloss Finish to finish them off and give them a high gloss protective finish.
Ann Butler’s Fuax Quilting Stamps by Unity Stamp Company, assorted 1″ squares and triangles
Ann Butler’s EZ-De’s by KellyCraft, 2″ Flourish Alphabet
Ann Butler’s Iridescent’s by Earth Safe Finishes, berry, sky, lilac
Ann Butler’s Crafter’s® Ink by Clearsnap, Evergreen
EnviroTex Lite® Pour-on High Gloss Finish
Earth Safe Finishes Gesso, white
Wood Coasters, 4″ x 4″
Disposable measuring cups (2)
Wooden stir stick
Base coat the coaster with gesso. Let dry and repeat if needed.
Paint the coaster with Berry Iridescents. Let dry. Give the coaster a second coat. Let dry.
Stamp in the corner with one of the 1″ Faux Quilting Squares in Evergreen.
Place two 1″ triangle stamps onto the acrylic block to form a square and stamp right below the first square in Evergreen.
Continue stamping around the outer edge of the coaster to create a boarder. Heat set the ink.
Stamp desired initial in the center with Evergreen. Heat set.
Pictured above is another coaster with Iridescents in Sky.
Tape around the edges of the coaster (to prevent the resin from dripping). Lay out some wax paper, then place the coaster on something (I am using the Iridescents jar), to elevate it.
Mix EnviroTex Lite® as directed on the package. Measure equal parts resin and hardener in 2 separate cups. (I mixed 1 ounce resin with 1 ounce hardener which covered 3 coasters nicely).
Pour the hardener into the resin and mix thoroughly for 2 minutes.
Pour mixture into the second cup and stir for another minute.
Pour resin onto the coaster.
Use the stir stick to bring the resin to the edges, (the resin is self leveling). Watch for any bubbles to rise and blow lightly to disperse them. Let dry undistributed for 12 hours, and then peel the tape away.
Trim resin away from the edges if needed. Let cure for 72 hours.
You can see the beautiful shine….
Be sure to leave a comment and you will be entered to win our Prize Package…
which consist of products from Ann Butler Designs and ETI.
EnviroTex® Jewelry Resin
1 Resin Jewelry Mold
2 Pigment Colors
1 of each of the following 1″ Faux Quilting Stamp Sets:
Leaves All Over
Stripe. Dots. Hearts
Diamond & Plaid
(Open to US Residents only)
Be sure to check out the rest of the Blog Hop and leave a comment on their blogs as well for additional chances to WIN!
The WINNER of the Prize Package will be drawn on or about 11 pm CST December 20th, 2014 and will be announce after the winner has been notified the week of December 21st on the Ann Butler Designs Blog
and the ETI Resin Blog