DIY Alcohol Ink Coasters

 

I have found that my hand torch has been quite useful in my craft experiments. This time, I want to share how to make these beautiful and colorful tile coasters with alcohol ink. This is a fun craft you can do with your older kids under adult supervision.

So neat, right? This 10-minute craft uses a simple technique and the result is gorgeous pieces of art that you can give as gifts and keep all to yourself.  Here are the details.

Steps

Using Alcohol Ink with Fire

First, line a cookie sheet with foil and place the ceramic tile in the center. Splatter the alcohol ink on top. We used three different colors.  There is no right or wrong with this step. Use as much paint or as little as you’d like, the design is up to you.

Alcohol paint dropper

Next, using a dropper, splatter the alcohol on top. Again, there is no right or wrong way to do this.

Alcohol dropper

Lastly, carefully light the alcohol on fire with your Bernzomatic ST2200T hand torch. Allow the flame to burn off completely. The tile will be cool enough to touch almost immediately. The ink will also be dry to the touch.

Use Bernzomatic torch to light alcohol paint on tile

To protect the tile, spray the top of it with clear acrylic glaze. If desired, you can also add felt circles to the bottom of the tiles so the coasters won’t slide on your tabletops.

The result for each tile is one-of-a-kind and is absolutely gorgeous!

Completed tile

Tips

Safety Precautions

  1. Only use Bernzomatic butane for your ST2200T.
  2. Keep the hand torch away from children and pets.
  3. If you are doing this craft with older kids, use strict adult supervision.
  4. Allow the torch to cool after use.

What You'll Need


ST2200T
ST2200T

Detail Torch for Hobby and Household Use

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BF55
BF55

5.5 oz. Butane Cylinder

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Materials

  • Cookie Sheet
  • Foil
  • Tile Coasters
  • Alcohol Ink
  • 91% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Dropper
  • Clear Glaze
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