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.