Are you dreaming of sunshine, warmer days, and carefree vacations? Me too, and after this long period of social distancing I will be more than ready for a few trips to the beach! In the meantime, I’ll have to bring the beach here with these DIY Beach Sunset Paint Pour Coasters.
These paint pour coasters are a bright mix of all the colors you’d find at the beach during a brilliant sunset. With DecoArt Fluid Art Ready-to-Pour Acrylics you too can create your own beautiful ceramic coasters.
We are always entertaining so it’s a must to have lots of coasters around the house for guests to use. I’ve used several techniques to make my own coasters in the past, including using Cricut Infusible Ink to make a summer-inspired coaster and galaxy-inspired coasters with Decoart paint. Paint pouring has become one of my favorite craft mediums, especially when they turn into something as pretty and functional as these coasters!
How to Use Fluid Art Ready-to-Pour Acrylics
DecoArt Fluid Art Read-to-Pour Acrylics are highly-pigmented, ready-to-pour paints that are the ideal consistency for creating unique and layered paint pours in one step. Formulated for easy flow they don’t need to be mixed with any mediums or additives.
There are several different techniques for paint pouring including the popular dirty pour and puddle pour techniques. Or you can simply pour paint directly onto your project in a random fashion and move the object around to cover the entire surface. No matter what technique you decide to try there is no wrong way to do a paint pour!
Supplies for Paint Pour Coasters
- Decoart Fluid Art Ready-to-Pour Acrylics
- Tropical Blue
- Deep Turquoise
- Dark Aquamarine
- True Red
- Decoart Glamour Dust – Gold
- Gold Leaf
- Ceramic Coasters
- Painters Tape
- Decoart Clear Pouring Top Coat
How to Make DIY Beach Sunset Paint Pour Coasters
Before you start, cover your work surface with a piece of plastic. Prepare your ceramic coasters by wiping them with a clean damp cloth. Cover the bottom of the coaster with painters tape to protect it from any over pour paint.
Pour the tropical blue, dark aquamarine, deep turquoise and white paint in rows along the bottom half of the coaster.
Next, begin tilting the coaster back and forth so the paint colors run together. If you want the colors to blend more use a spray bottle and squirt a small amount of water on the coaster. Continue tilting the coaster until the colors have blended like you desire.
Now it’s time to add the sand layer. To create this layer simply pour a line of beige and white paint along the edge of the blue paint. Move the coaster back and forth until the colors begin to blend and drip off the sides.
Repeat the same steps with the coral, red, magenta and white paint.
At this point, you can use a toothpick and drag it through the paint in small areas to blend the paint even more.
Add texture and dimension to your coaster by sprinkling gold Glamour Dust and gold leaf along the edge where the sunset and sun meet.
Let the coaster dry overnight. Once the coaster is dry use the Decoart Clear Pouring Top Coat over the coaster to seal them. You will need to make sure you don’t move the coasters once the top coat is on and let them dry completely before using.
All that’s left to do is pour yourself a drink and dream of sunshine and your sand in the toes! You and your guest will love these DIY Beach Sunset Paint Pour Coasters no matter the occasion.