Wood coasters getting all gussied up with Mixed media craziness

It’s a Friday it’s a Friday!!

One of my darling daughters turns 13 today…oh yeah 2 teenage girls:)  She’s so excited to finally be a teenager because we all know there is a huge difference between a 12 yo and a 13 yo…ha.  All the kids get to pick where they want to go for their birthday dinners, and I was all excited (like it’s my birthday or something) to get to have a great burger and drink tonight at Red Robin’s.  This particular child has picked RR for the last 8 years so I thought I was good to go.  Then she drops a bomb on me this morning, “I’d like to go to Golden Corral”.  WTH%$#@ of course I don’t say this, but any of my close friends know I really really really do not like buffets.  I wanted to say how the hell do you know about this place since I make sure to change the channel anytime a commercial comes on and when driving by (which is not often because I hate the traffic flow in that part of town), I divert your  attention by talking randomly.  But the good mom in me says, oh that’s a choice, you sure you don’t want to do RR?  Nope.  Ok then, the buffet it is. I will miss you tonight RR!

Well onto the reason for today’s post…some actual craft work.  I have been making coasters for eons, and I’ve always used the tiles from Home Depot with alcohol inks and stamps.  But alas, I was in my LSS and Claudine, the rock star, showed me pictures of mixed media coasters she had done…swoon.  I asked if they were tile…nope wood.  And lo and behold the LSS carries them.  Off to my craft room I went to put my own little spin on things.

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I’m in love with these unfinished wood coasters.  Perfect sized canvas and a functional end result.

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In all  the coasters I used primarily the same color palette (purple, white, payne’s grey, teal, green and purple translucent shimmer thingy paint) and just did a little mixing of the Deco Art paints and changed up the focal color.  This coaster uses some stamps from the Totally Tracy line at Dare 2B Artsy.  I used Thanks, Be Always Blooming and Tracy’s Textures.

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This one used some MFT coffee themed stamps and some more of the Tracy’s Textures.

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This one used a Whimsy Stamps coffee themed set.

A few things to keep in mind…Stazon is the best ink for stamping on non-porous surfaces, and you’ll need a protective coating on the coaster if you’re actually going to use it as a coaster.  I typically use acrylic spray when working on tiles, but I wanted to try something different.  I used the DecoArt satin varnish as the finish, but I don’t know yet how it will hold up. I’m giving these to my non-crafty friend who will tell me if she thinks they are crap and not worth it!!  Just a learning lesson, the Ranger pigment ink Fude pen does not like to be painted over top (the varnish part) and will react a lot!  I think it if the satin varnish holds up, in the future I’ll use the spray acrylic to seal the ink and then finish with the varnish.

I’d love for you to get social with me on my Facebook page.  Hope to see you there.

Well that’s it for me today.  I need to go prepare myself mentally for dinner!  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

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