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Omni Gel Transfer Method – Make Vintage Number Coasters
A couple of weeks ago one of my readers had requested additional number graphics, from the pair of numbers that I used in this post here. I decided I would offer the numbers here, but also thought it was a good opportunity to use them in a fun project as well. I used the graphics to make this cute set of Vintage Number Marble Coasters and I used a fun Transfer Medium Product!
I’ve included instructions below.
1)Light colored 4″ square tumbled marble coasters (you can find them at Lowes & Home depot for just under $5.00 for a box of 9)
3)A roll of adhesive backed cork sheet
Step 1: Go HERE to download the PDF sheet for this project, and print it out on your computer. Next, you will need to have a Photocopy made of this ( inkjet printers do not work with this process.)
Step 2: You will need to brush on 3 coats of the Omni gel Transfer Medium. Brush the first coat in a horizontal direction, let dry completely. Brush the second coat in a vertical direction, let dry completely. Brush the 3rd coat in a diagonal direction, and again let dry completely.
Step 3: Sorry forgot to photo this step! Cut image to the size of the coaster and then soak in a bowl of water for 10-20 minutes.
Step 7: Press the transfer down and smooth out to get rid of any air bubbles. If you have a brayer this would probably work even better. I have one but… couldn’t find it. Oh well!
(The image will look a little cloudy at first but will dry clear after a day or 2.)
Step 8: Roll out the adhesive backed cork and lay the tile on top. Then cut to fit. I used a utility knife for this one, but scissors work just as well. This cork is made by “contact” and it has a nice grid on the back, which makes it easy to get it just right!
Now your done!! I’m storing mine in a small antique Ironstone tureen for now. I hope you like this easy project. These would make a great gift for the holidays, I think they would also be a good item to sell at craft shows etc.