Learn how to make your own Watercolor Infusible Ink Ceramic Coasters by using the Infusible Ink pens as WATERCOLOR PAINTS! Cricut Infusible Ink has made me so excited to try ALL the things, and these hand painted Infusible Ink Watercolor Coasters are my favorite project yet!
This new DIY watercolor coaster project has to be one of my favorite craft projects of.all.time. Since Cricut Infusible Ink has launched, I’ve even surprised myself by how much I LOVE IT. I’ve already made an Infusible Ink Tote Bag and Tropical Coasters, plus a Baby Onesie with Infusible Ink Patterned Transfer Paper. And, I’ve been following what my blogger friends have been making and put my favorite projects into a 10+ Best Cricut Infusible Ink Projects post!
Using Infusible Ink Coasters with Infusible Ink Markers and Pens
While I love the patterned Infusible Ink transfer paper, I really wanted to try using the Pens and Markers for a project. I immediately planned on a set of coasters, because the Infusible Ink ceramic coasters are like magic -they’re so amazing!
I really wanted to figure out a way to paint a set of coasters, instead of having to rely on completely drawing them. I realized that if I could “water” down the markers with a product that was fast drying, that I might be able to paint on laser copy paper and then transfer the design to coasters. I ran a couple of tests and came up with a great medium to make “watercolor” paint with my Infusible Ink Markers: nail polish remover.
How to use the Infusible Ink Pens for Watercolor Painting
Here are the how-to steps so you can create your own hand painted watercolor designs with Infusible Ink Markers, and then apply them to Infusible Ink Coasters!
First, gather your materials. To make DIY Watercolor Infusible Ink Coasters, you’ll need:
- Cricut Infusible Ink Markers
- Cricut Infusible Ink Compatible Ceramic Coasters
- Cricut EasyPress 2
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Butcher Paper
- White Cardstock
- Laser Copy Paper
- Heat Resistant Tape
- Plastic Ziploc Bag
- Nail Polish Remover (I bought mine at Dollar General!)
- Watercolor Paintbrushes
On a flat surface, use an Infusible Ink marker to color a small area on the plastic bag.
Add a few drops of nail polish remover and mix with a paint brush.
You can control the saturation of your “watercolor paint” by using less or more nail polish remover.
Use a pencil to draw an outline of coasters on your paper, and then use a paintbrush to paint your design on the laser copy paper.
I painted my watercolor designs, and then went back and drew in details with the pens and markers.
How to Apply Watercolor Design to Infusible Ink Coasters
Cut out your circle coaster designs.
The colors are slightly dull and are much lighter than they’ll turn out in the end, so make sure you don’t underestimate how gorgeous those Infusible Ink Markers and Pens are!
Wipe the surface of the coaster with a lint free cloth to remove dust. Using the heat resistant tape, secure the paper (DESIGN SIDE DOWN) onto the Infusible Ink coaster.
Heat your EasyPress 2 to 400 degrees and set the timer for 240 seconds. Place your mat on a flat surface, then cover with white card stock to protect your mat. Place your coaster upside down, cover with butcher paper, then heat with your EasyPress for 240 seconds. Make sure you let them cool (they are REALLY HOT), then remove the tape and the paper.
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Repeat with your other designs, and you’re done!
I absolutely adore how each of these coasters turned out and I can’t wait to make more!
Because the design is permanent, you don’t have to worry about the design fading or peeling when you use them! These Infusible Ink hand painted Watercolor Coasters are perfect for making as gifts!
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- Lobster Tote Bag
- Tropical Leaf Coasters with Transfer Paper
- Dinosaur Baby Onesie
- 10+ Best Cricut Infusible Ink Projects
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