Have you ever tried creating fluid art coasters?
We’ve collected some amazing coaster pieces below to inspire you to try it out!
The good news is that you can give it a try even if you’re a beginner. In fact a lot of beginners start with tiles just like these for their first paintings and they can turn out incredible. Many of the artists below are also beginners!
So, you shouldn’t feel shy and give it a try if you liked the pieces of art we’ve shared below. You may take help from these posts if you’re interested in trying the fluid art coasters.
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Now, let’s take a look at the Fluid Art Coasters we’ve collected to give your drink the platform it deserves!
The Hidden Artist
by Tracy Griffith
Here’s how Tracy started her journey as an artist and how she started drawing coasters:
My first experience in creating any significant art was born of necessity. I had just relocated to Orlando and was staring at a blank wall with no art, no life. Attempts at purchasing store-bought art had left me empty-handed and disappointed, so, I started researching how to create some art myself and was immediately struck by the beauty of fluid art.
Once I worked up the nerve to try this method of painting, I was absolutely hooked. I truly love this art form. After years of experimentation and skill development, I began to create small paintings, as well as the small ceramic tiles which are highlighted in the article.
I eventually extended my painting to larger art pieces (mostly canvas), smaller jewelry (mostly wood), and, after all these years, the process is still very exciting for me. Fortunately, the art seems to be striking a chord with others as well, especially given that due to the fluid art process, each piece of art is a completely unique, one-of-a-kind piece.
Tracy has shared some marvelous paintings on Instagram. You must go check her artwork if you need some inspiration.
by Bobbi Willmer
Bobbi is an active member of our Facebook community and she always grabs everyone’s attention with her creative skills. She was featured in our recent blog post (Ocean Inspired Pours) where she received plenty of appreciation for her work.
And now these coasters are just amazing. At first glance, these coasters look like a water splash. But if you look at them from another perspective, it feels like waves of water coming one after the other. Bobbi says that these are small cup straight pours with 24k gold, bronze, copper, and black.
You can take a visit to Bobbi’s Facebook Page and see what else you can learn from him.
New Flowers in Town
by Joilyn Carll
Joilyn is an incredible artist who can add life to deadly canvases. She has shared some other fluid art coasters in the group and they’re pretty impressive. You must take some time to explore them if you love fluid art coasters.
Here’s what Joilyn says about these coasters:
These are 4×4 inches pieces of wood and I used teal bright green and color shift magenta kind of color to draw these coasters. I mixed the paint with water make it thin and then added a few drops of floetrol to obtain the cells. You don’t need to prime the tiles before working on them because you can simply use a base of pillow paint. Finally, you can use resin to seal the coasters.
For the Love of Ocean
by Ann Upton
This is one of the best fluid art coasters we found in the group. We were initially planning to add them to our “Ocean Inspired Pours” blog but we decided to include them into this post. Ann is not just an artist but a teacher as well. So, if you’re interested in knowing how he makes these incredible pieces of art, you can join his classes. You’d definitely learn some crazy and unique techniques from her.
You can find more work from Ann on Instagram.
Tree Ring Pours
by Brian Brons
Here is what Brian says about these ring pours:
These are 4×4 tiles and they’re all layered tree ring pours. I used 3 colors in each cup to keep things simple because I was trying the coasters for the first time. Later on, I used this technique several times and I’ve now become really good at it.
On a ring pour, it can be really difficult to keep the colors separated. But it was easier with these because I was using small cups. And I tried to pour each layer as softly as I could. I layered each paint there in one cup and then did a ring pour.
by Heather Bubon
Heather has used a perfect combination of colors to showcase her skills. She has been drawing coasters for almost a year now and she has become really good at it. This is one of her masterpieces and we’re pretty sure that you’d get some inspiration from it. If you want to see more of her work, you can follow her on Facebook.
Amethyst and Silver Coaster
by Varsha Bhujang
Varsha’s thoughts about this artwork:
This is made with resin and resin pigments on a mold. You have to pour resin mixed with pigment/color of your choice in a mold and then let it dry. I got this shape made by someone who makes molds. I used silicone while making the outline.
You can follow Varsha on Instagram
50 Shades of Nature
by Hester Johnson
These are wall tiles, used for bathroom walls. I used epoxy Counter top resin to make these coasters. The reason why I use this resin is that it’s labeled as food-grade resin. If you give it proper time, it works great on the coasters. I did the acrylic pour first and then coated the tiles with resin.
You can find Hester on Facebook
These are some of the amazing coasters we’ve collected from our group. But there are many others you can explore if you like coasters. You can even get some tips from experts that have been in this field for years. We also have a course available: Learn how to Make Heat Proof Coasters and Hot Plate Plus Cutting Board where you get step by step instruction on making the art projects featured in the images below. Check it out if you’re interested!
Course: Learn how To Make Heat Proof Coasters and Hot Plate plus Cutting Board
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6 thoughts on “Fluid Art Coasters to Give your Drink the Platform it Deserves”
What do you use for the backing of a tile..Cork seems a bit expensive. Nice job on all the coasters.
Buy in bulk from amazon self stick cork or by rolls and cut and glue yourself
You can buy cork mats in the $2 shop. Just cut it to size.i think it’s the best finish.???? you can use felt too or n in slip matting that you like your drawers with.
You could also attach self-adhesive felt or rubber protectors. One on each corner. You can buy cheap packs from the £1 shop in UK.
Where do you get get tiles from ?
I’m having trouble finding round glazed tiles to use as coasters. Any suggestions? If I buy unglazed ones, how do I prepare them for an acrylic pour? Thanks for any suggestions.