I made the coasters with tiles from Lowes and Cork backing from Hobby Lobby. The images were stamped with Royal Blue Stazon then colored with chalks using both daubers and watercolor brushes for different effects. They were then sprayed with a matte sealer. The cork backing was trimmed, glued with all-purpose white glue, then stamped with sentiment and signature.
These coasters were given as individual gifts to some of my very close friends on my last day of work before my family and I relocated from IL to VA. I made about 15 in this version on two different colors of tile. Each was wrapped in cello bags and tied with ribbon and adorned with a 'to-from' tag. These were given to male and female friends.
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 GMT Views: 1333
Registered: November 9, 2004 Location: Hampton Roads, VA Posts: 9464
Wed, Oct 25, 2006 @ 9:13 AM
The sealer I used is: Krylon Preserve it! brand in matte finish. I found it at Archivers, and it's noted uses are for sealing/preserving digital photos and paper, as well as other substances such as ... ceramic projects.
I sprayed several coasters together on newspaper outside, and gave them a couple of coats just to be sure the ink/chalks were completely sealed and water-proofed. It worked wonderfully for this project.
Registered: May 30, 2006 Location: South Alabama Posts: 140
Sun, Nov 19, 2006 @ 5:55 PM
I love this coster set it is very cute.Would you mind telling me what the name of this coaster is,I ask because I wanted to do some sets and all I could find in the 4x4 was ceramic tile at my hardware, is it a special tile you use they look so much better than mine?I love the worn look.Thank you.