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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Decoupaged Tile Coaster/Trivet (Harry Potter content) on: May 16, 2006 09:19:40 PM
I made this coaster/trivet thing for a Harry Potter swap.  The original intention was to paint the image.  That was before I remembered that I don't paint because my hands shake too much to paint a straight line!  (I wish I was kidding.)  Instead, I decided to adapt a paper-piecing technique my mom used for visual aids in her classroom.

What I Used

Potter Puff graphic (nicked from Potter Puffs)
paint program
various colors of cardstock
plain white tile from home improvement center
satin varnish/decoupage medium
sticker maker

What I Did

1) Opened graphic in paint program.  Removed all but thick, black outlines.
2) Determined needed colors; loaded appropriate colors of paper into printer.
3) Printed line graphic onto each color needed.
4) Cut out appropriate section of each color (hair, eyes, clothing)
5) Ran cut-out pieces through sticker-maker.
6) CAREFULLY assemble pieces on tile, sticker side down.  (It's like a puzzle, man!)
7) Apply multiple coats of varnish to make sure paper stays stuck.

Hope the above makes *some* sense -- let me know if any clarification is needed!
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