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.
- Stampendous Jumbo Moray Dahlia Stamp Set
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Spa Blue
- DecoArt Dazzling Metalics Acrylic Paint in Champagne Gold
- makeup sponge or foam brush
- air dry clay
- rolling pin
- a round cookie cutter or round drinking glass
- sand paper
- DecoArt Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish
- felt or cork for backing
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.
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.
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.
That’s it! You can package them up pretty for a hostess gift or customize them to the colors of your summer table. Cheers!
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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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