Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Crafting- Coasters from tiles & photos

Hi Everyone,

I am trying to turn over a new leaf and post something every week. Sorry, I have been way too busy... This weeks project does not involve any stamping, but it shows a fun project to make coasters using 4 x 4 ceramic tiles and photographs.

Supplies Needed:

4 x 4 Travertine Ceramic Tile- available in boxes of 8-10 tiles for approx $7 at Home Depot- try and get the least pitted you can.

Modge Podge- Gloss finish glue

Foam brush

Tissue paper

8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock

Paper Trimmer

Removable adhesive

Newspaper

Karen Foster- 12 x 12 Adhesive Cork Sheets

E-6000 Glue

The most difficult part of this project is printing your photos onto the tissue paper. I have found that cutting the tissue paper down to 8 1/2 x 11 and adhereing it to a sheet of cardstock at the top and bottom, helps in guiding it through your printer, and for trimming. I hold the tissue and the cardstock together as I trim down the photos after they are printed. I then discard the cardstock.

As I say in the video, drying is key. I hope you enjoy!

Have a creative week!


12 comments:

  1. Great coasters Laurel. I have not tried printing on to tissue.

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  2. These came out great! They look so classy!

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  3. Very cool! Never knew you could print on tissue. I've stamped on the coasters (which I loved doing), and then heat-set them.

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  4. How cool, what a great idea...the look great

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  5. These are really cool. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for the instructions. Super job.

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  6. These are such great gifts always!

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  7. Great project...I should try these some day.

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