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COASTERS


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Using a  cutting  mat,  ruler  and  blade,  cut  six  1”  squares.  Plus  cut   1/4”  and  1/2”  strips  from  a  variety  colors  of  Friendly  Plastic.   This  is  a  perfect  project  for  those  special  scraps.  

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Using the  1”  square  as  the  center...  begin  placing  strips  in   coordinating  colors  around  it.

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Try a  variety  of  colors  and  widths  until  you  get  the   look  you  want.

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Once you  are  happy  with  your  selection.  Trim  each  strip  to   size.

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The Hirst  round  should  look  something  like  this.

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Complete the  second  round  just  as  you  did  for  the  Hirst.   Trimming  each  strip  to  size.  

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The second  round  should  look  something  like  this.  

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Repeat the  third  round,  just  as  you  did  with  the  Hirst  two.

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After the  third  round  your  coaster  should  look  something  like   this.   Repeat  this  process  for  each  coaster.  Don’t  worry  if  they  are  not   exactly  the  same.  As  long  as  you  keep  the  color  combinations   similar,  you  will  end  up  with  an  eclectic  set  of  coasters.  And  I   think  that  is  much  more  appealing.

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Now it  is  time  to  get  cooking...  Pre  heat  the  griddle.   Place  the  baking  sheet  onto  the  griddle.   Starting  with  the  center  square.  One  at  a  time,  in  the  pattern   you  have  designed,  begin  placing    the  plastic  strips  onto  the   baking  sheet.  Make  sure  each  strip  is  stuck  in  place  before   adding  the  next.  Try  to  press  each  strip  tightly  against  the   one  before,  to  prevent  any  gaps.    

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Continue placing  the  strips  for  each  round.  

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       Once  all  the  strips  are  in  place...  allow  the  plastic  to  soften   and  seal  together.

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       If  any  gaps  start  to  appear,  tap  over  them  lightly  with  your   Hinger  in  order  to  create  a  seal.  

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Once the  plastic  has  softened  and  all  of  the  strips  have   sealed  together.  Remove  the  baking  sheet  from  the  griddle   and  allow  the  plastic  to  cool  completely.

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Place the  coaster  onto  a  cutting  mat.  Measure  and  trim   each  of  the  coasters  to  3  1/4”  square.

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Mix the Envirotex Lite resin following the manufactures instructions. Apply a thin coat to each of the coasters. Allow to dry. Tip: I like to place my pieces on a non-stick surface. Held in place by doublesided tape. This way if there is any run off, it will be easy to remove later. Pour the Envirotex into a small squeeze bottle. The application will be more precise. Once the resin has been applied, blow softly through a straw over each piece to pop any bubbles that remain. Envirotex cures completely in 24 hours.

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Cut the  doubled-­‐sided  tape  sheets  and  the  black  foam  sheet   into  3  1/4”  squares.  Apply  the  double-­‐sided  tape  to  the  back  of   each  coaster.

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Peel the  protective  backing  from  the  tape  sheet  and  position   and  adhere  the  foam  to  the  back  of  each  coaster.  Press   Hirmly  to  make  sure  that  you  have  a  good  seal.

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The Hinished  coasters. What  a  wonderful  gift  these  would  make...    

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FRIENDLY PLASTIC CYLINDERS TOOLS & MATERIALS • Friendly Plastic: in the • • • • • • • • • • • •

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colors of your choice Matte knife Acrylic ruler Cutting mat Scissor Griddle set at 200-300 degrees Non stick baking sheet Envirotex Lite: resin sealer Mixing cup Stir stick Straw Double-sided tape sheets Foam sheets: Black

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Coasters  

Creat a uniquely colorful set of coasters. Using a basic quilting design, where Friendly Plastic has replaced the fabric.

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