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Hello Everyone
Not so long ago I shared with you the first of my December DT samples for Gecko Galz, transforming a papier mache box into something a little bit more elegant with a household DIY tile forming the lid of the box.  At the same time as creating that particular sample I set about working on another home decor idea, a set of drinks coasters.
This a lengthy post, photo heavy so I apologise!

Classical Ladies A Set of Decorative Drinks Coasters
Gecko Galz Beauties in Black and White
Oxford Impressions French Script stamp set (damask and script stamps)
Staz-on Jet Black, Paper Artsy Satin Finish, Putty paint (Martha Stewart), Klear Floor Polish (Johnson & Johnson), Gesso and Gel Medium (Golden), Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Vintage Lace
Extras:-  tissue paper, lace, emulsion (latex) paint, 4 x tiles, cork
Each of the tiles were stamped randomly and each vary slightly but this is a guideline if you wish to decorate your own tiles
Note:- Ensure the texture on each tile are all in the same direction.  I turned each tile so the texture ran in a vertical position.
householdtilesPrint Black and White Beauties onto white tissue paper.tissuepaperprintsandtilesTear around image.  Lay aside for the moment.

Stamp damask or French script or even both onto the tile. Stipple paint onto the tile, also over the stamping.

Adhere selected image with Klear floor polish, be generous with the application of Klear. The image will soak into the tile  Leave to dry, overnight if possible.

Working in a loose and random fashion stipple paint then stamp script or damask. Blend the edges of the image with the paint. Stipple more paint to obliterate some of the text.  Continue with this method

Apply Satin Finish to each tile.

Cut cork to the size and adhere to the bottom of the tiles.
8 December 028You can see the texture on the finished tile.
tile1The texture adds more character to the finished coaster but you might prefer using a smoother tile.8 December 035The second tile. tile2It is therapeutic blending the image with the layers of stamping and paint.
The stamping differs on each tile but I tried to not use too many varying patterns, preferring to work with script and damask stamps.tile3Many Thanks for your visit to this scheduled post.

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marianne
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 03:25:28

    What a wonderful idea, Lynne. And they truly are beautiful. Thank you for the instructions.

    Marianne xo


  2. rachel fisher
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 10:06:37

    these look amazing Lynne – really stunning tiles – and such beautiful images too xx


  3. Anne R
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 12:11:30

    The tiles are stunning Lynne, I just love how the Klear blends the images so well, this is a technique I really must try. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Hugs, Anne x


  4. Julie
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 12:22:50

    Absolutely stunning work lynn. I have never tried this technique with floor polish only studio matte. Must give this a go. Thanks for sharing.
    Julie x


  5. Marilyn J. Rock
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 12:50:46

    Love your art on these tiles! xo


  6. Dorthe
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 15:05:42

    So beautiful tiles, ,a stunning result, with the texture of the tile, and the stamped and painted background for the beautiful images on tissue paper. What a wonderful idea, with the cork behind, for the table, dear Lynne.
    The Klear polish I don`t know, but I can try with another kind, maybe… maybe to have a little fun in the new year. Lynne hope all is well, and that you recieved my last note, my lovely friend.
    Hug and xx


  7. craftytrog
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 15:14:03

    These are so beautiful Lynne! Thanks for the step-by-step.
    Alison x


  8. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 15:48:55

    How stunning these coasters look, Lynne…gorgeous!! Such a great alteration’
    Kind regards, Alie


  9. astrid51
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 19:13:55

    A beautiful set of coasters Lynne and such great use of those pretty ladies! I love the texture of the tiles, gorgeous set all round!


  10. Ava Gavloski
    Dec 28, 2013 @ 01:31:02

    Lynne, lovely set of coasters!! The vintage feel to the set is just wonderful!! Lynne, thanks for visiting my blog and wow, you noticed my name in some magazines?…smile ( I see I have some catching up to do, since I see you are featured in Somerset…. nb: I have my 1st article coming out in memories ’14. Nice to get to know you and will be looking out for another creative soul….wink wink


  11. Moira Gray
    Dec 28, 2013 @ 13:32:01

    These are so fabulous, great idea xxx



  12. Beverly
    Dec 28, 2013 @ 19:04:30

    Lynne, these are exquisite. Thank you for sharing.


  13. PetraB
    Dec 29, 2013 @ 00:48:36

    A brilliant project, These are stunning.


  14. coco
    Dec 29, 2013 @ 08:59:39

    Wonderful drink coasters!!! Love the women images and the way you have integrated them perfectly on these set of arty coasters Lynne.. Really beautiful. Have a lovely Sunday, hugs Coco xx


  15. Brenda Brown
    Dec 29, 2013 @ 09:00:17

    Delightful images and amazing finished tiles. Just love these Lynne.
    Wishing you a new year filled with joy and happiness and I look forward to seeing more of your fabulous work in 2014.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  16. Sharon
    Dec 29, 2013 @ 09:50:08

    OMG just stunning and so clever Lynne! Very elegant!


  17. Julie Lee
    Dec 29, 2013 @ 23:48:04

    What a beautiful idea for coasters! They look like antique tiles, quite mysterious. I have heard of Klear polish being used in craft projects, but this technique is new to me. They look so fabulous; I would love to give this a try. Julie Ann xx


  18. butterfly
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 17:47:09

    Beautiful, Lynne… the images emerging from those wonderfully textured backgrounds look amazing.
    Alison xx


  19. Rhonda
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 19:47:58

    Ooh, I would love to try making a set of these! Thank you Lynne for the tutorial.
    You create the most gorgeous treasures!!


  20. Kate
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 02:18:00

    Such a great idea! These are fabulous and those images are so vintage and romantic.


  21. marjiekemper
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 21:26:04

    What a super project! Love these coasters… fantastic!


  22. nefertiti
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 21:11:02

    Great idea!!! it’s delicate and wonderful project!!!! bizz


  23. Lynn Stevens
    Jan 12, 2014 @ 00:45:22

    Oh my gosh, scrolling through your blog and I can’t believe how far behind I am, Beautiful art Lynne and many congrats on all your publications! So well deserved!
    Hugs Lynn


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