Floral Imprinted Summer Coasters

Imprinted Clay Coasters

 

Hi y’all! Thanks for coming back  to check out my second project for the DecoArt and Stampendous blog hop extravaganza! See the first one here. Today is a large blog hop that should keep you busy all weekend. Don’t forget to leave a comment and check out all the other links, hopefully you’ll win the giveaway!

I loved making these imprinted coasters. They are going to look great on my summer brunch picnic table. It was fun and a little messy and the kids were able to make some of their own as well.

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I covered my workspace with freezer paper, shiny side up, so that the clay comes up easily. Roll out the clay to about ¼ inch (or about 6 millimeters for our metric friends) thick. Make sure it’s not too thick that it won’t dry, but not too thin that it will break. Dab your rubber stamp with paint with some sort of foam sponge or a makeup sponge. Place your stamp down on the clay and apply even pressure on the entire stamp. I found the best results were by gently rolling my rolling pin over the stamp.
Floral Imprinted Summer Coaster #DecoArt #Stampendous

Let-Me-Point-Out-The-Obvious-Tip: Wash the paint off of your rubber stamp after each use, particularly if you live in the hot desert. It dries fast and took some effort to get clean.

Imprinted Floral Summer Coasters

Cut out your coaster shapes with something round. I used the mouth of one of our drinking glasses. Then  use a butter knife to smooth the clay around the edges. Place the round shapes on a cooling rack if you have one. Another tip: Once the top of the coaster is dry, flip the coaster over so that it doesn’t start to curl on the edges and remains flat. I flipped mine 4 or 5 times during the drying process. It will probably take 24 hours to completely dry. Mine dried overnight, but remember, I live in an oven.

While it’s drying, cut your felt or cork so that it’s smaller than the coaster, and will fit nicely on the back. Once dry, gently sand the side and rough edges of the coasters so they are smooth. Paint the edges with a light coat of Champagne Gold metallic paint.

Once that is dry, paint a coat or two of satin varnish on top to seal the coaster so it can withstand a little moisture. After the top  varnish is dry varnish the bottom, and stick on the felt with the varnish.

Imprinted Floral Coaster #DecoArt #Stampendous

That’s it! You can package them up pretty for a hostess gift or customize them to the colors of your summer table. Cheers!

Now check out all the other amazing projects in the blog hop!

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The excitement continues as conclude our grand tour of amazing artists playing with Stampendous, DecoArt, and Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe products! The inspiration has been amazing, and today you’ll be even more astonished! If you missed the beginning of our journey, be sure to go back and check it out! MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAY

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Louise Crosbie (Scotland, UK)

Lea Kimmel (North Carolina, USA)

Claudia Neubacher (Vienna, Austria)

Asia King (Oxford, UK)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)

Suzanne Czosek (Illinois, USA)

Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, UK)

Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)

Angelica Stark (Hudiksvall, Sweden)

Mark Gould (West Sussex, UK)

Debbie Cole (California, USA)

Jamie Martin (Oklahoma, USA)

Tobi Crawford (BC, Canada)

Wendy Price (New Jersey, USA)

Jessa Plant (Arizona, USA)

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Comments

  1. marylouh says

    Love the coasters (for one thing they’re a blue and that’s my fave color). These would make a great gift. It’s something you’ve done from scratch and would really be appreciated (make sure you give them to somebody who will appreciate them). I’m going to try this technique.
    thanks for sharing with us this week.

  2. barb macaskill says

    I love these coasters! They are one thing that I always say I am getting but never think of when I am shopping! After reading this post and seeing how pretty yours are I think I am going to give making them a go! Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. durandconnie says

    I want to make these! they would make a great gift for someone special. thank you for showing me how to do them. -con

  4. says

    Wow! This is so impressive. The best part is I have all the stuff! I just love this idea…I’m almost speechless which quite the feat! The colours are fantastic. Thanks for such a great tutorial. Erin xx

  5. Claire Boyd says

    These would make a great little gift. It’s such a great idea executed with lovely colours. I like the flower design offset &not totally framed by the coaster

  6. Hetty says

    Great way to make your one coasters ! Know for shure that it will be a nice gift and then made with a special stamp figure for the recever … I give it a try very soon.

  7. Brandi (@Fitzysmom) says

    These would make such a cute and clever housewarming or hostess gift. Going to have to give it a try!

  8. barbara lassiter says

    Great project! What a fun and creative way to use the products. Thanks for all the tips. Oh and I loved the colors, too!

  9. Heather Thompson says

    that is an awesome gift idea. I really want to try this. Christmas is only 6 months away I better get going, great share.

  10. Shirley says

    I loved this! It is something I think I could do. I am so disappointed with this contest, I tried to post to each and it would say that it is waiting to be approved. I waited and waited and my comment never showed up. I love that you have the this way to enter but others didn’t, so no one knows I even entered.

    • jessa says

      Shirley- Sometimes it takes a while for the comments to be approved. The blog owner has to manually approve them, and so it can take a while. I believe that they will be approved before midnight so that your comments will be counted for the giveaway. :)

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