Happy Friday.. just a quick post to share some new ceramic coaster creations using fabulous digital vintage photos- another great idea for using beautiful vintage or any other art you can share.
These coasters are a great way to liven up any room. They are not just for drinks but can be used as paperweights, wall decor (yes many people have incorporated these ceramic tiles into backsplashes or tiled walls) and art decor by placing on little easels around the room. They make a great gift too and the images you can purchase or create yourself – including your own photos – is limitless.
The coasters are created by printing the vintage photos in a 4×4 format on high quality cardstock using a professional color laser printer. Then each photo is adhered to a ceramic (4×4) tile coaster available at any home improvement store. I clean each tile with alcohol before adhering image.
I do not use mod podge but rather another great decoupage medium – Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage and a good brush to apply it. (no foam brush as it creates bubbles). Apply several coats and use a brayer to “iron out” any air bubbles…let dry in between or paper will buckle.
Last, use a HIGH TEMP clear gloss sealer if you want to make sure that your coasters can be used for hot as well as cold beverages. The sealer must cure for about two days. Afterward, I apply precut, adhesive cork on back to protect furniture. Then I tie together with beautiful ribbon and viola, a perfect gift.
Digital Art purchased at the following ETSY shops:
ArtCult, Bunnifoofoo & Behind the Door
All artwork is used with permission of all shops according to their TOU policy for the unlimited creation and selling of handmade items using the art they sell.
Have a great day and thank you for your kind comments.