I made these coasters for a friend of mine for Christmas last year. Her whole kitchen is full of these cute little fat chefs and deep red/burgundy. Lots of watercoloring, but fun! [If you use craft ink and heat in the oven to set (instead of spraying with a matte finishing spray), the tiles will absorb water condensation from your drink without smearing your picture!]
Date: Monday, August 20, 2007 GMT Views: 1691
Ink: Back Staz-On; bravo burgundy, bashful blue, summer sun, old olive, elegant eggplant and whisper white CRAFT ink
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Mon, Aug 20, 2007 @ 3:13 PM
Thanks for the compliments! I've had several people ask me how to "cook" these, so this is what I do:
Preheat your oven to 350 or 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil (for easy clean-up) and place stamped tiles on top. Make sure you use craft or pigment ink! Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until the tiles no longer look "wet". It's better to keep an eye on them, rather than setting a timer, because if they go too long they'll lose some vividness of color. Once they've cooled, you can rub your finger over the ink to see if they're set... if not, put 'em back in the oven for a bit longer. Hope that helps! :D
Hi there, love your coaster! But I never knew you could use craft ink. I've always been limited by the colors of the StazOn ink. Can you really use the craft ink and heat set it in the same manner as StazOn and it will not smear???? How great is that!