Are you reaching for the stars or reaching for a glass? Either way you’re sure to be stellar with this Galaxy Coaster DIY tutorial!
I’m kind of a nerd when it comes to coasters, I mean I really like them. I like to make them for each season. They’re like little tiny bits of decor, fun to make and really, anything goes. I found this group of hexagonal tiles on clearance at the hardware store not too long ago. There were only nine, so I bought them and have been waiting for the right creative idea to pop into my head.
I love how the blues and turquoise and purple alcohol inks work with the silver alcohol ink. The metallic color kind of sits on top of the pigmented alcohol ink, so it’s fun to swirl it around with the little paint brush or to let it drip on it’s own.
Overtime, I’ve acquired most of the colors of the alcohol inks from Ranger. They come in packs of three with coordinating colors. The vials of alcohol ink do last a while, and can be used on multiple surfaces
Love alcohol inks? Then you should check out this Metallic Succulent Wreath!
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- Alcohol Inks, Amethyst, Turquoise, Mermaid, Indigo
- Metallic Alcohol Inks
- Alcohol Ink Applicator
- Small Paint Brush
- Dishwasher Safe DecoPage
- Foam Brush
- Adhesive Cork Pads
Clean off your tile, making sure there is no sticky or oily residue on the surface. Make sure to take the strings off the back of the tile. Don’t be lazy like me and do it after!
Open a window or do this outside. Alcohol ink is stinky and is toxic and flammable. Drip some of a colored alcohol ink on to the tile surface. Drip some of the metallic silver alcohol ink on to the surface.
Want to play more with alcohol inks? Then check out these Easter Eggs!
Tilt the tile around so that the alcohol inks flow across the tile. You can add more colors of ink and use the little paint brush to swirl them around. The metallic will sit on the top of the colored ink, so you can let any excess silver drip on to the next tile.
Experiment with different colors and adding the metallic alcohol ink either before or after the other inks. No two tiles will look alike! Let dry for an hour. Then using the alcohol ink felt applicator with a little alcohol ink on it, dab the edges of the tiles to finish them.
Once completely dry, brush with a fine coat or two of dishwasher safe decoupage glue. This prevents the alcohol ink from scratching off. Alcohol ink is not food safe and is toxic, so don’t put food directly on it.
Put little adhesive cork circles on the bottom of your tile so that it doesn’t scratch your surfaces!
Don’t you just love the Galaxy Coasters? I can’t get enough of these colors!