I research many techniques online and here is what works best for me. Let me know how it works for you.
* Sealers and tiles at Lowes or local hardware stores are significantly less expensive then at crafts stores. If shopping at craft stores, don’t forget your coupons.
**Explore the tile section at Lowes or local hardware store and get what you like
I am a firm believer in art as a personal expression; therefore my instructions are not measurements and specifics but an inspiration for your creativity. If more exact directions are desired, see links at the end.
- Choose tile and clean with rubbing alcohol or vinegar. Let dry.
- Choose picture, quote, photo, or label and cut to desired size and position on tile. There doesn’t have to be an exact boarder, it really depends on the picture and how you would like it to look. You can also mix and match quotes and pictures, create a mosaic look, use glitter, etc.
- Use glue stick or very thin layer of Mod Podge (or DIY Mog Podge) to secure picture in place. Smooth out and let dry completely. Too much glue will cause picture to bubble. If this happens, continue to smooth out or pierce bubble with a small pin and smooth out.
- Once dry, brush a thin layer of Mod Podge over entire tile in one direction. Let dry at least 15 minutes but the longer the better. Repeat for 3 coats. Let dry completely between coats.
- Spray 2-3 coats with acrylic sealer according to the sealer’s directions. This will create a waterproof seal.
- Secure felt to bottom. Cut felt slightly smaller then tile. Glue to back of tile using hot glue gun. This will prevent the coaster from sliding or scratching surfaces.
- Imperfection is perfection. Love your art. :0)