Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Clear Scraps Coaster Tutorial!

Hey all...happy November!  Today I would like to show you how to make some cute Fall coasters...perfect for gifts or just for you to have around.
In the November Kit I recieved some 12 x12 acrylic sheets.  What is so wonderful about these sheets is that you can use them to make custom acrylic projects.  So, I chose to make the coasters...here's how!
Gather your supplies.  I have here some patterned paper from the November Kit...Echo Park's Reflections Collection, 1 12x12 acrylic sheet, alcohol inks, a dabber, Glossy Accents and a ruler.  I also used some Stazon Ink and 2 stamps not shown in this picture. 
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First off, I peeled of the plastic coating on my 12x12 acrylic sheet.  I then measured  and cut out 4 4x4 pieces of acrylic.
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Next, using my alcohol inks and dabber tool, I added some of the inks to my felt pad on my dabber. 
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I just dabbed the dabber all around the 4x4 piece of acrylic and this is what it ended up looking like.  Each one of my coasters ended up looking different.
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I then cut out 4 pieces of patterned paper measuring 4x4 inches, the same as the acrylic pieces.  
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I then applied Glossy Accents to the same side I put the alcohol inks on and smeared it around with my finger.
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I quickly adhered my patterned paper piece.  Do this fast because the Glossy Accents dry fast.
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In my final step I stamped on the front of the coaster using my Stazon Ink.  This added a little more dimension to my coasters.
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I wrapped some raffia and added a cute tag from the paper and stickers from the Fall Reflections patterned paper.
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Fun idea huh and what a cute little gift to give around the Thanksgiving Holiday! Thanks for stopping by and make sure you pick up your November Kit at the Clear Scraps Store!

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