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Coloring Book Art Coaster

Simply decoupage your finished colored pages onto coasters for a creative way to display your adult coloring book pages!
By  Marty Sanchez For Environmental Technology, Inc. 

4½”x4½”

materials

  • EnviroTex Lite, 8 ounce kit
  • White ceramic tiles, 4½”x4½”, four
  • Felt
  • Colored coloring page 

tools

  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing cups 
  • Disposable foam brushes, two
  • Stir stick 
  • Ultra Seal Multi-Purpose Sealer & Glue or clear-drying white craft adhesive of choice

basic supplies

  • Heat tool
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper, 220 grit
  • Wax paper or newspaper
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Disposable plastic cups, four

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Project Instructions

1. Cut colored page into 4” squares. Brush thin layer of adhesive on top of each tile and adhere cut pages centered on top. Use fingers to press and smooth paper as needed. Make sure no air bubbles are trapped between paper and project surface. (If necessary, a brayer or hard round smooth bottle works well to roll out trapped air.)

2. Apply thin layer of adhesive over entire surface of colored pages using foam brush. Let dry and repeat a second time. Let dry overnight.

3. Make sure work surface is leveled and cover with wax paper or newspaper. Elevate tiles with disposable plastic cups or similar items. This will allow excess EnviroTex Lite to drip over edges.

4. Measure and mix EnviroTex Lite according to manufacturer’s instructions. Approximately 1½-2 ounces of blended EnviroTex Lite is needed for each tile. Pour EnviroTex Lite onto surface of each piece following manufacturer’s instructions. If necessary, gently spread EnviroTex Lite with foam brush into corners and edges.

5. Pop air bubbles in resin using a heat tool. Allow pieces to completely cure for 72 hours. Sand drips on undersides wearing protective eyewear and dust mask while sanding.

6. Cut felt to fit bottom of each coaster.  Brush thin layer of adhesive on bottom of coasters and adhere felt. Let dry overnight.