Feb 10, 2013
Napkin Fold Card Instructions
I found this really interesting project by Aly from Artisan des Arts Blog online. It would make a great gift and it looks so simple! I think you could even have children ten and up try this (with supervision ).
Time: 2 Hours including dry time
Materials: Ceramic tiles, alcohol ink (try Adirondack!), alcohol, aerosol finisher, paintbrush, paint, rubber pads for the bottom
1.Begin by coating your tile with regular drugstore alcohol. This works just as well as the alcohol blending solution but costs a fraction of the price.
2.Once you have evenly coated your surface, start dripping little spots of ink onto your tile. Allow the ink to slide around a bit before adding your next color. You will see that the colors will blend and dance together the longer you let them sit. Keep adding more color, until you have covered your surface completely.
3.If ever you feel like you have added too much color or made a mistake, just use a paper towel to dab up some of the extra ink, then recover with a new color. It’s VERY hard to mess this project up!
4.Once your surface has dried to the touch, take your coaster to a well ventilated area, and spray it with a coat of aerosol finisher to seal the colors. I find that the colors REALLY pop out after this step.
5.Once the finisher has dried, use a paint brush to dab some paint on the sides of your coasters. This will not only finish the edges of your tile, but it will cover up any ink that may have dripped over the edges.
6. Once your coasters are dry, they are ready to enjoy!