Messing Around With Markers: Sharpies on Ceramic Tiles

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Messing Around With Markers: Sharpies on Ceramic Tiles

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This is a really neat technique that uses permanent markers, like Sharpies, and rubbing alcohol to re-flow the inks and make all sorts of mesmerizing swirly effects on the tile. Tiles are a popular material for creating DIY coasters. Be sure to seal the ink with a spray sealer as a final step to protect your work.

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The best part about this is if you don’t like the design you end up with, you can always add more alcohol drops to re-flow your ink. Or simply wipe your tile clean with some acetone. Note that acetone is a pretty serious chemical, and should only be handled by adults, and wearing gloves is highly recommended.

Try adding a vinyl cut out as a resist layer before you add the ink. Or use an embossing stamp pad and stamp like this snowflake coaster from She Zig Zags.

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Get the full how-to for this project over on the Sharpie Blog.

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