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Helena Puck
« on: July 22, 2011 06:34:52 PM »



This past week, I've been on a coaster making kick. I was so proud of my latest set that I thought I would share. My oldest son made the most beautiful pictures of trees when his class was learning about the four seasons. To preserve these beautiful pieces, I decided to make a set of coasters. Aren't they beautiful?!

It was really simple. I just decoupaged the images and sprayed them with acrylic sealer spray. Some of my friends on facebook wanted a tutorial, so I posted on on my blog just in case anyone is interested. It was super easy. http://snipsansnails.blogspot.com/2011/07/making-coasters.html

Since I bought a case of tile, I started cutting up everything I could get my hands on, pages from discarded books, the kids Superhero poster books, DVD covers. It was great fun. I may make trivets next time using a few bigger images.



I also made coasters using porcelain paint pens, inspired by this Craftster's Quickies tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/video/How-to-Make-Painted-Plates-and-Tiles-with-Ceramic-Pens-204934967

My six year old drew Jack Skellington and Spider-Man on two of the tiles. The other coasters pictured were drawn by my friend and I made the ladybug which is traced from a wood cut-out. I'm not the greatest at free hand.





I'm really excited about all the things I've been creating. I think my boys are going to make coasters for the grandparents this year. They had a blast seeing what we could do with their art.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011 05:52:34 PM »

Wow youve got somthing for every thing from cute to sexy on these coasters Smiley
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Helena Puck
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011 07:25:48 AM »

Wow youve got somthing for every thing from cute to sexy on these coasters Smiley

Thanks! I guess it must look strange, picture of my kids' artwork then a sexy comic book picture. I've been cutting up everything in the house. My husband loves the Star Trek ones I made using his DVD and soundtrack covers. I have this neat Women of Marvel magazine that I've been making lots of things with. Storm is my favorite.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011 08:05:10 PM »

Wonderful way to commemorate the kids' artwork!
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