DIY Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters
How to Make DIY Alcohol Ink CoastersThese alcohol ink coasters can be used for many different ideas from wall art to mother’s day gifts – just tie four coasters with a burlap ribbon and voila! You can even sell these on Etsy! In my case, I decided to create coasters to be used for wall art. I found the corkboard at Target in the desk organization section and plan to attach the coasters to that using heavy-duty glue. Materials you need for alcohol ink art:
- White Ceramic Tiles
- alcohol ink
- rubbing alcohol
- small cup
- newspaper (to cover table)
- felt pads (for the coaster bottoms)
- clear acrylic coating spray
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- Begin by pouring a few tablespoons of alcohol into a small cup. Using a paintbrush generously coat the tile with alcohol. Make sure the entire tile surface is covered in alcohol.
- Once you have coated your tile surface, begin dripping ink one spot at a time to your tiles. You will see with each drop the ink will make different creations and designs. Let the inkblot sit for a few seconds before trying another color. Cover your entire tile with ink drips. *Try dripping paint from different heights
- For extra effect use the same paintbrush used for coating the tile with alcohol and re-dip it in the alcohol, then flick it onto your creation. You can do this as little as often as you’d like. Each creation will be a one-of-a-kind piece!
- Let your tile dry for at least 30 minutes then using a paintbrush paint the outer edges of the tiles a solid color to hide any ink that dripped over the edge. It also gives it a polished look.
- Finally, take your tiles outside and spray each one with a generous coating of clear acrylic spray. Note – do not spray them any closer than 8-10 inches.
- The felt pads are optional and can be placed on the tile before or after the craft.