Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board with EnviroTex Lite®

When I found these 8" x 8" wood frames at Micheal's, I knew that one of them would be perfect for a Tic-Tac-Toe Traveling Game Board.  Today I am going to share how I created the game board with EnviroTex Lite® and Ultra-Seal.  And, next week I will share a couple different ways to create the X's and O's for the game.


Materials:
  • EnviroTex Lite®
  • Ultra-Seal™
  • Wood frame, 8" x 8" opening
  • Decorative paper: 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" (5), 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" (4),
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Mixing cups
  • Stir sticks
  • Craft brush
  • Lighter

Project Instructions: 

Paint the inside and outside of the frame.  Let dry.  Begin applying the Ultra-Seal™ generously to the inside of the frame at one corner...

Place one of the paper squares on top of the Ultra-Seal, rub into place with your finger.  Then, generously apply the Ultra-Seal™ to the top side of the paper.  Continue, alternating the papers to create the tic-tac-toe board.  Let dry.  Apply another layer of the Ultra-Seal™.  Let dry.

 Mix together equal amounts of the EnviroTex Lite® hardener and resin into a cup and stir for 2 minutes.  

Pour into a second cup and stir for another minute.  Pour the resin into the frame.  Use a lighter to remove any air bubbles that may rise to the surface.  

 Let dry for 24 hours.

I love how this turned out and would even use it for a piece of ART on my wall...Come back next week to see how to create the X's and O's to complete the game!!




Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Baby Boy Coaster with EasyCast®

A few weeks ago my 8th grandchild was born...a precious baby boy...I happened to have some confetti left over from a baby shower for one of the other grand-kids...and thought creating a keepsake resin coaster would be a great way to use some of them up...


Here's how to create one...


Materials:

Project Instructions: 


Spray the mold with the Mold Release and Conditioner.

Mix equal parts of the EasyCast resin and hardener together, stir for 2 minutes.  Pour into a 2nd mixing cups and stir for another minute,.


Stir in a drop or two of the Castin' Craft white Pigment.

Pour into the bottom of the mold.

Use a lighter to remove any air bubbles.  Set aside for 12 hours to dry. 

Sort through the confetti, and... 

Place the desired pieces onto the top of the white layer of resin.  Mix together another ounce of resin and hardener, stirring for 2 minutes.  Placing into a new mixing cup and stir for another minute.  Pour the resin over the confetti...

Use a lighter to remove any air bubbles that may rise to the surface.  Let dry for 12 hours,

Pop the coaster out of the coaster!
Now you have a great keepsake to give or keep!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Resin Vintage Tile Coasters with EnviroTex Lite®

Last week I create a Resin Trivet for my mom with some scrapbook paper I had in my stash that happened to be of the state of Florida, which is where she lives.  It was a 12" x 12" sheet and I had used an 8" x 8" piece of it....I love making coasters, as they are a functional item so, I decided to make some with tumbled marble tiles and the paper I had leftover.


Materials:
  • EnviroTex Lite®
  • Ultra-Seal™
  • Tumbled Marble Tiles (4)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Mixing cups
  • Stir sticks
  • Craft brush
  • Lighter
  • Cork Sheet
  • Craft Glue
  • Scissors

Project Instructions: 
Gather your supplies.

Trim your paper to 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" squares.  Apply the Ultra-Seal™ to the top of the tile and back side of the paper then, adhere the paper to the tile.  Let dry.  Apply a generous coat of Ultra-Seal™ to the top side of the paper and off the edge onto the tile.  Let dry.  Repeat and let dry overnight.

 Measure out equal amounts of the resin and hardener, stir together for 2 minutes.  Pour into a second cup and stir for another minute.  

Place the tiles an object to lift it off the surface.  Pour the resin onto the surface...

Brush the resin to the edges...

Brush over the edges, this will help to seal the tile.

Use a craft stick to remove excess resin as it drips.  Use a lighter to remove any air bubbles that rise to the surface.  Let dry for 12 hours.  Cut cork sheet into 3" x 3" pieces.  Glue to the bottom of the tiles for a finished look.

These would make a perfect gift!

I love how they turned out, look at that shine from the resin!
Enjoy your tiles!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wall Art with EnviroTex Lite®

Today we have designer Kristi Parker sharing an awesome canvas she created using EnviroTex Lite® .

I have been wanting to create a large canvas using a lot of different products and finish the canvas with a great layer of EnviroTex Lite®.  I love the pour on finish for many surfaces but I really wanted to play.  Pictured below is the finished project.


Materials:

Project Instructions: 

Step One:  Using the Gel Press and Butcher Paper make MANY prints.
Step Two:  Tear Prints in strips.

Step Three: Using the Ultra-Seal™ attach the paper to the Canvas.  Let Dry.

The cover with a second coat of Ultra-Seal.  Let dry.

Step Four: Paint a rough outline of a tree image.

Step Five: Fill in more of the tree and let dry.


Step Six: Add texture with 101 Heavy Artist Cement.  Let Dry.

Step Seven: Paint over the texture with browns/blacks/golden for accents.

Step Eight:  When dry set up a safe pour area and mix EnviroTex Lite®.  Measure out equal amounts of the resin and hardener, stir together for 2 minutes.  Pour into a second cup and stir for another minute.  Pour resin onto the surface. 

Use a lighter to remove any air bubbles that may rise to the surface.

LET DRY 100%

Hang up your art and ENJOY!

A closer look



I really love the depth the resin gives and added dimension!
Thank you for joining me with this project.
Kristi

Thursday, June 9, 2016

DIY Trivet with EnviroTex Lite®

I am always on the look out for items to pour resin in....and use up some of the supplies I have on hand.  I found some 8" x 8" wood pieces at Michael's that would be perfect and created a decorative trivet using EnviroTex Lite®.



Here is photo with some of the supplies I used in this project.  I found this piece of scrapbook paper in my supplies with the state of Florida on it, which I knew would be perfect to use to create a trivet for my mom as she lives in Florida.


Materials:
  • EnviroTex Lite®
  • Ultra-Seal™
  • Paint, black
  • Wood frame, 8" x 8" 
  • Wood knobs, 3/4" (4)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Mixing cups
  • Stir sticks
  • Craft glue
  • Craft brush
  • Paint brush
  • Lighter
  • Highlighter (optional)
Please note:  I used the highlighter to highlight where my mom lives on the map.

Project Instructions: 

Paint the knobs along with the back side and edges of the wood piece.  Let dry.  Glue the knobs onto the bottom of the wood , about 1/2 inch away from the corners.  Trim the paper to fit into the bottom of the wood.  Apply the Ultra-Seal™ to the bottom of the wood and back side of the paper then, adhere the paper to the wood.  Let dry.

Apply a generous coat of Ultra-Seal™ to the top side of the paper.  Let dry.  Repeat and let dry overnight.

 Measure out equal amounts of the resin and hardener, stir together for 2 minutes.

 Pour into a second cup and stir for another minute.

Pour resin onto the surface.

 Use a lighter to remove any air bubbles that rise to the surface.  Let dry for 12 hours.  I did a thin layer and repeated with two more layers of resin. 

 From this angle you can see the knobs work perfectly for feet on the trivet.

I will set this aside for 72 hours to cure completely.  While it is decorative, it can be used for a tea pot, or with something warm.  I would not use it to put a pan that comes directly out of the oven.

This is a quick and easy project that would make a great gift as you can personalize it for the person you would be giving it to, just like I did!  Enjoy!!