Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board with EnviroTex Lite® Part 2

Last Thursday I shared part 1 of my Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board by showing you how to create the game board itself using EnviroTex Lite®.  Today I am going to show you how to create the X's and O's for the game...again using EnviroTex Lite®. 

 The first set I created I thought the color of the O's blended into the game board to much so I created a second set...

 This set you can see more clearly when playing the game...here is how I created each set...

  • EnviroTex Lite®
  • Castin' Craft Opaque Pigment, White
  • Pigments, assorted colors
  • Makin's Clay Texture Sheets, assorted
  • Iridescent Powder, Snow
  • Mixing cups
  • Stir sticks
  • Toothpicks
  • Craft sheet or plastic sheeting
  • Tray
  • Lighter
  • Die cutting machine
  • 2" Alphabet die
  • Scissors
  • Craft brush
  • Craft glue
  • Ultra fine glitter, Iridescent

Project Instructions: 

Mix together equal amounts of the EnviroTex Lite® resin and hardener, stir for 2 minutes.  Pour into a second mixing cup and stir for another minute.

For the first set I chose to use the Castin" Craft Opaque Pigment in White for the X's and an Aquamarine pigment for the O's.  To do this I divided the mixed resin into 2 mixing cups.  Use a few drops of Aquamarine in one mixing cup and of White into the 2nd mixing cup.  Then, stir to blend the colors into the resin.

Add some Iridescent powder for a bit of shimmer...

Pour prepared resin onto the texture sheets.  Use a lighter to remove any air bubbles that may rise to the top.  Let dry 12 hours.

Pull resin off the texture sheets and you have a great texture for the game pieces  Using the die cutting machine, lay the resin onto the die and cut out 5 of the X's and 5 of the O's.

For the second set, I mixed equal amounts of the EnviroTex Lite® resin and hardener as I did for the first set.  I mixed in a few drops of Castin' Craft Opaque White and poured it out onto 2 trays that were lined with the plastic sheet.  I dropped a few drops of pigment into the resin on each tray and used a toothpick to swirl it around.

I lifted the tray to create movement and spread the resin into a thin sheet.

I used a lighter to remove the air bubbles that rose to the top.  Let dry for 12 hours.

Peel the resin off the sheet.

Using the die cutting machine, lay the resin onto the die and cut out 5 of the X's and 5 of the O's.

These ones turned out with a marble finish look.

As I mentioned, I thought the color of the O's from the first set blended into the game board so I added just a touch of glitter to the top, using a craft brush, some glue and ultra fine glitter.  This helped to make the game pieces pop a bit more and I liked the results.

Here is a close up of the game board with the pieces again...

I actually think I like the first set the best...how about you?


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