Thursday, October 8, 2009

Drink Coaster Set

Using a delightful tiny dragonfly image from Sweet Pea Stamps #5 and a lovely saying from Sweet Pea Stamps plate #2 I have put together a set of coasters as a gift for a friend who has a small winery.

Supplies:  blank coasters
Sweet Pea plates #2 and #5
Black Dye ink by Memories
Dye ink by Ranger (New Burgundy)
Dye ink by Ranger (Moss Green)
Clear UTEE by Suze Weinberg
Versamark pad by Tsukineko
Heat Tool by Milwaukee
Copper Leafing pen by Krylon
Clear Stardust glitter pen by Sakura
various sponges
metal clip by USArtQuest

I stamped the saying in the center of the blank coaster with black dye ink and stamped the small dragonfly in each corner with burgundy dye ink.  I added glitz to the dragonfly tail with  the Stardust Gellyroll pen and sponged green ink all around the edges with more at the very edge.  I went around the rim with a copper colored leafing pen to help seal the edge and finish it both.
Then I inked it well with Versamark ink and dipped into UTEE, heating with heat tool until melted.  I repeated the Versamark/UTEE step 2 more times until I acheived a glass-like smooth finish.

Hopefully the UTEE will seal the coasters so they will be resistant to spills and my gift will last my friend a long time.

1 comment:

kc_froglady said...

what a wonderful idea - I hope the UTEE seals it too I would be happy to go to a winery and see coasters like these there!