So, I'm back on my feet, but haven't been here much this week. "What have I been up to?", you ask...
I've been busy, busy busy, watching videos from many of you fabulous crafters!
...Trying to get some ideas for creating a set of tile coasters.
No, I realize this is not tile coasters. I've also been playing with Gelato's!
A few weeks ago, my wonderful friend, Dawn, knew I was looking for some to experiment with, and sent me a couple to try. What fun! I had seen a video by Penny Black & Jill Foster, (PBJ) where they used Gelato's on a gorgeous wooden bird, and when I saw this deer at Michael's this summer, I had to have it.
Thanks, Dawn - you rock!
|Used two shades of blue Gelato's and one silver. Embossed with white Stampendous EP, using Gina K. Designs "The Magic of Christmas" snowflakes. Rubbed Gelato's onto wooden deer (Michael's) using my fingers. What fun!!!|
NOW.....on to the tiles!
I have this beautiful stamp set "Quiet Waters" from Our Daily Bread Designs, and thought that it would make a lovely set of tile coasters. Again, watching a PBJ Video, I learned that I could stamp on them with my Staz-On, and color them with Copic Markers. Yup, you heard that right! After heat setting them with my heat gun for a good long while, I dunked them, soaked them, washed them, scrubbed them, wiped them with a towel, etc., and the color didn't even budge. To be safe, I did put a coat of spray sealer on each tile. Hopefully, it will be permanent.
My photos really have a red glow to them - so sorry! They are a pretty rich brown in real life...
I made a set of four, glued on some felt pads, and was so lucky to have a wonderful friend, Shirley, whose wonderful DH is a master wood worker. He just 'happened' to have a 'Coaster Holder' all made up that fit my coasters perfectly! He makes racks for Stickles, holders for heat guns, coaster racks, bow-maker's, etc...
What a fun gift this will be. They are going in the mail tomorrow morning to someone very very special! Hope he likes them :)
Okay, dear friends - that's what I've been up to! Now, I must go create for some DT deadlines - if I don't, I might just get fired...
Thanks for dropping by!
Hugs and blessings,