Friday, July 2, 2010

Flourishes Friday Focus

Happy Friday everyone.. It is time for another Friday Focus over at Flourishes.
This week we are focusing on an altered project..  I chose to make a coaster.
I created several coasters.. The one above turned out the best.  I did not
stamp on the coasters I stamped on white tissue paper.. Then used
Modge Podge and painted the coast with it and then carefully added
the tissue paper over the coaster. It becomes transparent then.. I carefully
smoothed out my paper and added another thin coat over top. When it was
dry I sprayed it with a sealer.. Very easy gift. 

 I used stazon ink and copics

for the floral one I did.  I also printed on printed my son's picture
by taping a piece of tissue paper to a sheet of cardstock and running
it through the printer.. This was my Father's Day gift to my hubby.  He
loved it. 

I used the newly released Life Lines for my sentiments. The butterflies
are from Fanciful Flourishes.  The florals are the trumpet vine from
Humming Along. I carefully colored it with my Copic Collections
Violet from Flourishes..

If you decide to try this be sure that your stazon ink pad is juicy.. :)
Otherwise your stamp will stick to your tissue paper.  I purchased my tiles
from the local home improvement store.  
Check out what the rest of the talented DT members created:


  1. Hi Dawn,
    FAB project. I love mode podge :)

  2. That butterfly image is GORGEOUS! Love the sentiment too! Fabulous project!! I've always stamped right on to the coaster - will have to try this route some time.

  3. Gorgeous creations. I like them very much.
    I wish you very nice weekend!

  4. What a fantastic idea Dawn. I have done coasters before but have not mastered them...using the tissue is the answer I have been looking for. Thank-you for that tip! I love the one with your son...great Fathers Day gift.

  5. So awesome, Dawn - fabulous idea!

  6. Dawn these coasters are so beautiful...great gift idea!!! Happy 4th of July weekend to you and your family!!! Hugs ~S~

  7. Very cool idea with the tissue paper and coaster. I think they all turned out wonderful.

  8. wonderful and very nice gift

  9. Super great gift ideas, thanks for the instructions, Love the one with your son on it!!!

  10. Wow - this is FANTASTIC!! What a great idea.

  11. These turned out just beautiful, Dawn! I've never done coasters, but I'll definitely keep the tissue paper in mind. What a great idea! I'm sure the tissue paper principle could be used for other projects with an uneven surface, too. Gee, thanks for a great tip!!

  12. This is awesome Dawn! I love the one of your son - such a thoughtful gift, so personal!

  13. Hi Dawn~

    What a wonderful way to display your art! I love the one of your is the perfect gift! Oh, wouldn't they make wonderful wedding party favors? A picture of the bride and groom? Maybe for the family and close friends attending! You are so sharp!

    I have been planning on using this technique to attempt to make different coasters with matching set of cards for family members this year, for Holiday gifts. We'll see if it ever happens! LOL

    You are so talented. Thank you for sharing your secret recipe for these coasters!

    Have a wonderful and safe holiday!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

    Please visit the new card give-away blog!
    (The URL is case-sensitive.) Thank you for
    stopping by! Traci S.

  14. So gorgeous creations Dawn.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  15. these are fantastic Dawn and such a brilliant idea...what a great idea and thanks for the tutorial you make it sound easylol
    Mina xxx

  16. Be still my heart. I read your directions and you fooled me that you didn't stamp right onto the title. I'm going to remember this and do what you did. TFS.

  17. Oh wow! You have set the wheels of my poor mind in motion! That could be dangerous! Love this idea!

  18. WOW! Are those ever gorgeous! Love these coasters, Dawn!

  19. Dawn, I so appreciate you sharing these. I went through quite a few tiles trying to get a good impression, this does sound like a better method. You can't tell they are mod-podged either! The one of your son is pretty terrific, too, what a great gift! Have a great weekend!

  20. What great, personalized gifts these would be. I especially like the photograph one.

  21. These are beautiful Dawn & would make a great gift :)


  22. Gorgeous coasters Dawn! I haven't made any of these in a few years - thanks for the inspiration :)

  23. Oh Dawn - I am crazy out of my mind loving these! Amazing! So creative!

  24. Wow, these are awesome and I want to try it! You might be hearing from me for more info!

  25. Needless to say fab card. Love the coaster and thanks for sharing with us the way you did it. Such a great idea for a gift.

  26. These are GORGEOUS!! Great ideas and such beautiful work!

  27. That's a cool way to do it, I've never done coasters, yours are beautiful!


Thank you so much for sharing your comments with me. I really appreciate it.. Have a great stamping day..