WHAT ARE WE MAKING: COLORFUL COASTERS
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE: 2 Hours
WHO CAN DO IT: The Beginner
WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Birthdays, Housewarming, Your Home, Weddings…
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Colorful, Acrylic Paints (Martha Stewart Satin Acrylic Paint / Surf / Ballet Slipper / Wild Salmon / Granny smith - Michael’s)
- Metallic Spray Paint (Krylon Metallic Paint / Gold Leaf - Michael’s)
- Foam Brush
- Unfinished, Wooden Coasters
- Spray Acrylic Coating (Krylon Crystal Clear - Michael’s)
- Painters Tape
- Piece of Paper
- Felt pads (optional)
WHAT TO DO:
- Tape off the sections of the coasters where you’d like the unfinished wood to show through.
- Paint the sections of the coasters that you’d like to be colorful with a few coats of the acrylic paint, making sure to apply enough coats to cover the wood grain (3 or 4 coats).
- Using a scrap piece of paper, cover the painted portion of the coaster and spray paint the remaining portion of the unfinished wood with your metallic color. I blotted mine with a paper towel immediately after applying to give it a little texture.
- When paints have had about 10 minutes to dry, peel off painters tape to reveal unfinished wood.
- After paints have dried thoroughly (see dry times on your paints), coat coasters with a few layers of finishing gloss. This protects your coasters from scratches and from absorbing condensation.
- Optional: You may want to add felt pads to the bottom of your coasters so they don’t scratch surfaces they come into contact with.
- Have a a few friends over and show off your new, gorgeous coasters!