DIY FAUX AGATE SLICE COASTERS WITH AIR DRY CLAY

After using air dry clay for the first time ever, I can vouch for the fact that DIY faux agate slice coasters are super easy to create. They make for gorgeous table decor and you can be proud of the fact that you created it yourself.

DIY faux agate slice coasters with air dry clay- Inkstruck Studio

After having put away this project for a very long time, I finally decided to take up a challenge and go for  it. And I had so much fun while creating it. The fact is I don’t consider myself a craft person. But I’m amazed at how these DIY faux agate slice coasters turned out. So the thing I’m trying to say here is, try something new! You never know what the outcome will be.

DIY faux agate slice coasters with air dry clay- Inkstruck Studio

DIY faux agate slice coasters with air dry clay- Inkstruck Studio

DIY faux agate slice coasters with air dry clay- Inkstruck Studio

A few tips before starting:-

  • If the clay feels dry, add some water to make it workable
  • Give it enough time to dry.
  • Don’t roll too thin. They may tend to warp when dry.
  • Try smoothing out when the clay is still kneadable.

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Materials required for DIY faux agate slice coasters:-


Prep your space. Lay down a piece of baking sheet. It helps the clay to easily release from the surface.

Step 1: Take a small amount of air dry clay and make a small ball. Make sure you have enough to flatten it out into a slice that fits the palm of your hand.

DIY faux agate slice coasters with air dry clay- Inkstruck Studio

Step 2: Roll the dough with a rolling pin or a pipe to form a rough agate shape. Smooth out any imperfections with your thumb.Make sure you don’t use the pin for baking or cooking after. Wait for it to dry. Give it a good 24 to 48 hours until hard.

DIY faux agate slice coasters with air dry clay- Inkstruck StudioI was hesitant that watercolor would not work with air dry clay. Turns out they do and they work pretty well too. Make sure that the clay is completely dry before painting on it.
DIY faux agate slice coasters with air dry clay- Inkstruck Studio

If you’re  new to watercolors, learn the techniques I used here in detail in my watercolor blending techniques post.

Step 3: Paint the centre of the slice in dark blue. Add some salt for texture. I decided to leave the salt on. It’s week 3 since I made these and I don’t find the salt to have changed texture.

Step 4:Using the paint from the centre area, form a subtle edge to it.Add a ring around the outer edge.

Step 5: Add some texture with paint showing the pretty pattern agate slices have in the rest of the area.

Step 6: Finally add dimension by painting the outer edge in gold. I used a gold sharpie and it worked pretty well. Spray down with a fixative to protect the surface.

DIY faux agate slice coasters with air dry clay- Inkstruck Studio

And done! I painted a few more in different styles. The pink one is gouache but I find that I like the effect watercolor has.

DIY faux agate slice coasters with air dry clay- Inkstruck Studio

DIY faux agate slice coasters with air dry clay- Inkstruck Studio

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What do you think?

I would love to know your thoughts about these DIY faux agate slice coasters. Don’t you think these would look amazing as part of table decor? If you have any questions, please comment below and I’ll try my best to answer. As always tag me with #makeinkstruck on Instagram if you give this a shot.

Cheers!

 

 

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About zakkiya hamza @ inkstruck

Zakkiya is the creative blogger and founder of Inkstruck Studio. She’s a self taught artist who let go of her architecture profession to pursue her passion in art. Zakkiya likes to write detailed tutorials in watercolor, calligraphy, and hand lettering. She also teaches watercolor workshops occasionally in Doha where she’s based currently. Other passions include traveling, photography, and basketball.When she’s not working, you can find her cuddling and running around with her toddler boy.

2 thoughts on “DIY FAUX AGATE SLICE COASTERS WITH AIR DRY CLAY

  1. Hello! Do you think this will work with homemade play-doh as well? I’m thinking why not but you’re the expert. 🙂 I’m wondering because I can whip up some play-doh but would have to go to the store for clay and it’s not nice weather here today. 🙁

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