This is a set of coasters i made as a Christmas gift for my friend who decorates her house with tropical decor. These are the first set I've made, and now that I've found out its so easy...everyone is getting coasters for Christmas!
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2006 GMT Views: 903
Registered: May 16, 2006 Location: Southern Illinois Posts: 936
Thu, Oct 19, 2006 @ 2:43 PM
I sealed these tiles with a satin clear kilz spray. I sprayed the backs and fronts 2-3 times. i even scrubbed the top with dawn and a kitchen scrubber to make sure they would work as coasters.... worked like a charm.
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Registered: February 20, 2006 Location: In my stamping cave Posts: 1387
Sat, Oct 21, 2006 @ 7:38 AM
You did a beautiful job! Love the bright colors. I made some last year as gifts and found the roll of sticky cork worked really well on the back (I rounded the corners) to keep them from scratching tables. Also, there is an unfinished wood box (cheap: less than $3 I think) with a hinged top at one of the large craft stores which fit 4 coasters perfectly. I stamped the top with one from the set and sealed the whole box. Can't take credit, though. I saw the box at a holiday swap. I wish I had taken pics before giving them away!
You have inspired me to make more! Thanks!
Registered: August 10, 2006 Location: Wentzville, MO Posts: 0
Mon, Nov 06, 2006 @ 2:22 PM
I did this for Christmas a few years back, it is easy to do, but I have found that over time with much use of the coaster and hot plates the ink did come off - I just saw another set and it looks as though she sprayed the sets after completed with an acrylic spray to set the ink, so I may try this idea again. These are really cute - you did a great job!