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Painted Lemon Coaster

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Easy peezy lemon squeezy! This Painted Lemon Coaster is a fun and quick project to make this summer. Make a whole set of these polymer clay creations, and you'll be ready to soak in the sun. Learning how to make your own coasters is easier than you might think. Pick up a terracotta saucer, some paint, and five steps later, you've got a fabulous piece of summer decor. For simple and inexpensive polymer clay crafts, you can't beat this fresh take on DIY coasters!

 

Materials:

  • DecoArt Patio Paint
    • DCP14 - Cloud White
    • DCP28 - Fiesta Yellow
    • DCP29 - Petunia Purple
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • #4 round brush
  • Liner brush
  • Palette or foam plate
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Terra cotta saucer, Ceramo, Inc., S045

Instructions:

  1. Use flat brush and Fiesta Yellow to paint inside bottom of saucer. Let dry. You can use a hair dryer on a low heat setting to speed the drying process.
    Let dry. You can use a hair dryer on a low heat setting to speed the drying process.
    Read more at http://www.favecrafts.com/Clay-Pot-Crafts/Terra-Cotta-Melon-Coaster/ct/1#MIwxtuMEMGShRGOE.99
    Let dry. You can use a hair dryer on a low heat setting to speed the drying process.
    Read more at http://www.favecrafts.com/Clay-Pot-Crafts/Terra-Cotta-Melon-Coaster/ct/1#MIwxtuMEMGShRGOE.99
  2. Use flat brush and Petunia Purple to paint remainder of saucer. Let dry.
     
  3. Cut masking tape pieces 1" in length and cut each into wedge shape. Referring to photo, place pieces in bottom of saucer and secure edges of tape to avoid paint seepage.
     
  4. Use round brush and Cloud White to paint over exposed Fiesta Yellow in bottom of saucer. Let dry and remove tape wedges.
     
  5. Use liner brush and Cloud White to paint seeds of lemon. Let dry.

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