Monday, October 8, 2012

Vintage Tin Type Tile Coaster - Crafting with the Get-it-Straight™Laser Square

The KellyCraft Get-it-Straight™Laser Square made it easier than ever to determine how to cut this tin photo into tiles and then re-align them to create a unique Vintage Tin Type Coaster. 

By Cindi Bisson, Behind These Eyes™


KellyCraft Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
Industrial Chic Vintage Photo Metal Sheet
Westcott® Titanium Bonded® scissors
ImpressArt® brass hammer & steel stamping plate
ICE Resin®
E-6000 Adhesive
2” ceramic/pottery tiles
Cork sheet


 to determine where to cut tin photo to keep main part of image intact and create 3” x 3” square. 
 Mark with pencil on outer edges.  Cut with Westcott® scissors.

 to determine where to make cuts so faces on photos remain intact.  
Use pencil to make light mark on edge of Laser Square for first cut. 
Mark each side with light pencil mark.  Cut with scissors.  
Repeat until cut into four equal strips. 
Cut each strip into four equal squares.
Use E-6000 to mount four tiles onto a 4” x 4” sheet of cork to create coaster.

to determine placement of metal tiles so they are aligned equal distances from all sides.

Use ImpressArt® brass hammer to distress all edges of each tin photo tile.

Begin mounting tiles with E-6000 adhesive, leaving equal space between.  
to ensure space between horizontal rows of tiles is uniform.  Let dry.

Mix ICE Resin® according to manufacturer instructions.  
Place tile on parchment paper or other non-stick surface.  
Carefully pour resin over top of tiles, 
without allowing it to run over the edges of the base tiles.   Let dry.

Finished coaster gives you a home decor piece with a touch of a vintage feel with the functionality of a functional beverage coaster.

p.s.  Ike wants mom to let his laser mouse out of that weird trap he's stuck in.

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