Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Life Is Good in the Summertime






















It's Tuesday!  It is time for another challenge on the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog.  This week, the challenge is "Anything But A Card".  Sure hope you'll join us.  There are two free digital images up for grabs for one lucky participant.

For my project, I chose to do a tile coaster.  I have done coasters before, but never with an image colored with Copics.  While cleaning my stamp room (I know, GASP!) I came across an unused bottle of Artsy Collage Decoupage & Collage Gel.  Doing a little research, I then held my breath and gave it a try.

I stamped the Kraftin' Kimmie image from the "Totally Tubular" set with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  The sentiment is also from the "Totally Tubular" set and was stamped with Marvy black dye.  I framed the scene with black cardstock and mounted onto a piece of patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs.  I sprayed my art with Workable Fixative because I read somewhere that this helps keep the colors vibrant during this process.

Then, using a 16 cents ceramic tile from Home Depot, I spread the Decoupage gel with a foam brush onto the tile and adhered my square creation.  I then took the same brush and applied more gel on top of the image, smoothing out the bubbles as best as I could.  I allowed the coaster to dry overnight.

Upon waking the next day, I sprayed an acrylic glossy sealer to waterproof my coaster.  I affixed felt to the bottom of the coaster to prevent scratches on table services.

I love it!  My mind is saying these would make great Christmas gifts.


9 comments:

Za ovinkom said...

So cute card Kecia! Love your coloring and colours you choose for this image.
Jasmina

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love this Kecia....I have made these out of acrylic paint but have never tried with the Copics. I have a few left so now you have inspired me to try the Copics with them...Love this...Hugz, joann

Linda Compton said...

Coasters as pretty as these really would make great Christmas gifts. I am imagining the possibilities. Thanks for the instructions.

Ann English said...

Holy smokes! A lot of work and an awesome gift! Ihis is so wonderfully cute!

jkreucher said...

Omgosh Kecia! Making coasters! What a fantastic idea! I would have been holding my breath too! after taking the time to color your darling image- wondering if it's going to smear all over!
hmmm. I wonder if this will work with pencils blended with the gamol? Can't beat the dollar cost for the tile.. love this idea!
your coloring rocks!!
hugs
Judy

Pat said...

No Way!! This is over-the-top fabulous, Kecia! I've never seen anything like it...but I tell yo, I'm loving it to pieces. How fun would it be to make a coordinating set of 4 of these for a gift!! After I make a set for myself, that is! hahaha! Thanks so much for the inspiration...and the info on how you made it!! hugs. Pat Frank

Cathy said...

I love your coasters Kecia so happy and beautifully colored. I made some years ago but didn't seal them good enough and the stamping eventually wore off. Yours is awesome and wonderful for the challenge, thanks :)

nwilliams6 said...

Very fun! Love your idea and your coloring and image choice are really super. Great job! I am working on my creation, but it is taking me longer than I envisioned in my head - LOL! Hugz!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my..at first I thought you had set your soda on top of that lovely card...whew...glad I kept reading!

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