Monday, December 3, 2012

12 Days Of Gift Giving-Coaster Tutorial

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to know the song, but we're changing it up a bit.  The fabulous team at Catch The Bug has been busy creating some fun and inexpensive gift giving ideas with tutorials on how to do them yourselves.  I'm starting things off with a set of coasters that I made, using Bugaboo Stamps Grumpy Gertrude-Touch Coffee.  I have several friends that would love to have this set so I'll be busy making more of them.

Let's get started on the tutorial!


4 x 4 tiles
Mod Podge
Acrylic Sealer
Sponge Brush
E 6000 Glue
Brilliance Grapite Ink
Printed and colored image

Step One:

Print your image on copy paper and tear to size.  Sponge ink on tile around all sides and part of the face of the tile.

Step Two:

Spray Acrylic Sealer on tile and let dry (you will want to do this outside because the fumes  are strong).

 Step Three:

Spray Acrylic Sealer over the image and let dry.  (This will protect the image from smudging)

Step Four:

Using the foam brush spread a liberal amount of Mod Podge onto the tile, keeping brush strokes in the same direction.

Step Five:

Carefully place the picture onto the tile and working from the center out, smooth out all the air bubbles.  When you have worked all the bubbles out, apply  three layers over the image, allowing about twenty minutes drying time between each layer.

Step Six:

Attach 4 x 4 piece of cork to the back of the tile using E 6000 glue.

Step Seven:

Spray finished tile with Acrylic Sealer  and allow a day for them to dry before stacking them.

That's all there is to it and you have a unique and inexpensive gift!  Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Be sure to check out what the team has in store throughout the week!  

Until next time, have a great day and thanks for stopping by! TTFN

Stamping Hugs, 

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Desire Fourie said...

Becky this is just gorgeous and so beautifully crafted. Love how everything work so well together. Wishing you a wonderful Monday.
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mulberry station said...

So cute!!! Thanks for the great directions.

Cheryl First said...

Fantastic tutorial, Becky! Love the image you used, it's perfect for the coasters!

misteejay said...

What a great gift idea - TFS

Toni xx

Sandra said...

Thank you for sharing this awesome idea! Now I know what to do with all the cards my family have left over and don't want to throw out, hee hee. I will disassemble them and make these fantastic coasters, they will have them forever, well as long as forever really can be :)S

Lola said...

Wonderful and clear tutorial! What a wonderful gift that can be so personalized!

Cammy Wall said...

What a great set of coasters, Becky! Awesome tutorial!


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