Friday, August 6, 2010
New Home Gift.
A good friend of mine recently bought a new house. I'm excited to visit her next weekend and see it for the first time. But I stressed over what to give as a housewarming gift. I decided to make coasters out of photos I had of her and her family. Ahhhh, but the stressing wasn't done yet. Oh no, there was a craft room full of stress trying to make the coasters! The problem was the technique I chose. It involved plexiglass and metal tape... blah, blah, the end result looked way too sloppy. Plan B I thought was going to be even more difficult but ended up being a breeze.
As far as I know, my friend doesn't blog and has never checked mine out. But just incase.... Jen! No peeking at the following pics! It's a surprise!
For anyone interested in giving this a go, you need:
-Some wooden shapes. I used circles. Then:
-Paint them with acrylic paints and let dry.
-Glue on photos and/or embellishments.
-Coat with Pour-On High Gloss Finish.
-Let it cure for 3 days and voila!
The colours and "feel" for this project were inspired by The Shabby Tea Room.I really didn't think I was going to finish this in time to enter their challenge. Gladly I did!
****** You still have this weekend left to play along at Kaboodle Doodles.******
Sorry to type your ear off,
thanks for looking,