Wooden Coffee Mug Coasters – Crafty Individuals Challenge

Hi everyone

I hope you are well and have something nice planned for the weekend.

Thank you to all you lovely ladies for your visits and for the comments and kind words you left on my last post.

Today’s little project is a set of coffee mug coasters.

I am linking this post to the Crafty Individuals Minis Challenge.  To see full details of the challenge and to join in the fun please click on the link above.

Flo Langley CI July 2016 Challenge projects 013AWMReSm

Apologies for the photo.  These are a lot lighter in real life.

Crafty Individuals Stamps used:
Grace Darlings Lighthouse CI 384

I painted the four coasters with two coats of Gesso, two coats of beige paint and one coat of warm white, leaving the paint to dry between coats.
I then stamped the lighthouse, directly onto the painted surface, using blue paint.
To give them a bit of a weathered look I sanded the outside edges a little.
I then gave both sides of the coasters two coats of household varnish.

Thank you for looking.

Have a wonderful creative weekend.

Florence x

28 Comments

  1. D. Wallace Peach

    I need coasters, and when I saw these, little lights started sparkling in my head. Ha ha. Thanks for the great idea! Do you recommend a particular kind of paint for the stamp or would acrylic’s work?

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    1. Florence

      Hi Diana, Thank you for all of your lovely comments. I just use acrylic craft paint. Normally Deco arts. Some times stamps can push the paint out when you stamp with it which gives a shadow effect so it is worth trying on a piece off paper first to get the pressure right. You can mix a stamp medium into the paint so that it thickens it up. I have found over the years that a normal kitchen yellow and green cleaning sponge is the right density to apply the paints to the stamp. If you have a gelli plate, that is also good for using. You roll out the paint onto a gelli plate and then press your stamp into the paint. This gives a good even coverage of paint onto the stamp’s image. The one thing about stamping with paints is that you can seal and protect the coasters with a household heat resistant varnish if they are for every day use. If, the coasters are for decorative purposes only, you can stamp onto them using permanent inks. Varnish can dissolve certain inks but a water based sealing medium is fine ie., Mod Podge.
      Hope this helps.
      Flo x

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  2. Emma Sims

    Hi Florence, thanks so much for the comment on my blog. I do still follow your work! Wasn’t sure if this was the right page to leave a comment so hope you get it. Lovely to hear from you!

    Emma x

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    1. Florence

      Hi Emma, Lovely to hear from you. The craft blog is still running. I just haven’t had the time to make anything to post but hopefully now summer is over I will be able to get back to crafting like I used to. I have been busy with the cards and they are on my card making blog. It can get a bit confusing. It was so lovely seeing you join in the CI challenge. Just like old times.
      Take care, Flo xx

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  3. coco

    Simple but very beautiful Flo, this stamp so nice is perfect!
    Sending you hugs and love from my vacation in Ardèche 🙂
    xxx

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