Hello Everyone! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Defiantly rainy and cooler today, here in Nebraska. We seem to have thunderstorms every night lately :( It was a busy weekend. I have some photos from Art group on Friday, but I'll plan to share those in my next post. Today I thought I'd show you how to make some fun Coasters.
I'm excited to make some others with some of the gorgeous papers and images from " Creating with Vintage Patterns" CD#1, and "Creating with Vintage Illustrations" CD#2. They both have tons of great things to choose from. I'm thinking what great gifts these would make. Maybe I should be thinking ahead for Christmas? (something I never seem to do:( lol
I had a hard time just choosing which ones I'd use for these. I chose things that seemed fitting for my living room.
Super Easy to make, so I'll show you exactly how below....
I measured my coaster to decided what size I wanted my image to be. These happened to have a bevelled edge that I did want to cover up. Then I opened up the CD in photoshop ( you can use any photo editing program you have) and sized my image. In this case it was 4x4. Believe it or not.. I didn't do anything to this ..but size and print... it's all beautifully set up for you .. to print in whatever size you need. ( all the images I used here.. were all just sized and printed)
Once I had it printed and cut to size. I inked my edges a bit.
I use Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Sheets for the next step.
These adhesive sheets work great! First I just lay it out to estimate "about " how big of a piece of the adhesive sheet I need. I defiantly want my adhesive to go all the way to the edge of my paper so it gets a good seal... so it's best to let it go a bit over, rather than not far enough to the edge of the paper.
Once I've pulled way the yellow protective sheet, I lay the white piece adhesive side down on the TOP of the paper. ( it has to go on the top of the paper because the top of the paper will adhere to the bottom of the clear coaster, so it shows thru ..but will be protected from moisture, when you use your coasters). ** Once you have it laid down on the paper, take your hand and rub over it, making sure the adhesive adheres to the paper completely.**
Below is my piece with the adhesive transferred to the paper, once I have pulled the white adhesive paper off.
Now, all you have left to do it center the image under you coaster and adhere. ( top of your paper to the bottom of the coaster).
Your paper is safely adhered to the bottom of the coaster and shows thru .. with out showing and sign of the adhesive :)
So all you have to do it pick out your images , size them all the same... and repeat the process:)
I hope you give it a try. I think you'll be really happy with the results. I love it when I make something I really like and I can USE it~!
Crafty Secrets is having a "linky party" today, so be sure to pop over there for lots more inspiration... and If you like to play along.... PLEASE DO!.... Everyone is welcome!
You can get the info in Sandys blogpost
today on the Heartwarming Vintage blog:)