My name is Diana and I am going to show you how to very easily make some BEAUTIFUL coasters.
First step is to make sure that your tile is nice and clean and dry. I like to start with inking my papers around the edges just to give it a little extra “something” since the tile is 4.25″x4.25″ and the paper has been trimmed down to 4″x4″ it will leave a nice border all around. So with the inking around the edge it will pop! At this point you can also stamp any images you like onto the paper as well. **important** Make sure to let the ink dry entirely before moving to the next step.
Here is a picture to show what the tile looks like (Front & Back):
Second step will be to take your sponge brush dip into mod podge and place a thin coat onto the tile. Then take your 4×4 paper and place it centered onto the tile. Run your fingers around the edges to give it a good seal, and also firmly smooth out the center to avoid any air bubbles to form later. Let dry for about 10- 15 minutes depending on how well a ventilated area you are. I place mine by a window where the sun hits them and it takes about 5-7 minutes tops!
Third Step, once the tile is nice and dry you will need to place another thin coat of mod podge over the entire tile. Let dry for another 10- 15 minutes, again depending on where you place them. Once completely dry you will need to repeat this step at least 2 more times. To make it a total of 3 thin layers of mod podge over the tile.
Fourth Step, Once the tile is completely dry from the last coat of mod podge take the tile to a very well ventilated area, I take mine outside. Here I lay them out on the grass and spray a coat of my acrylic matte sealer on top of it. Since I am outside this should only take about 5 minutes to dry (of course on a sunny day). Once dry repeat this step another 2-3 times this will ensure that everything stays in place and that the coasters will be durable and wipe-able!
Fifth step, Once your tile is Dry and ready to go this is where you place a felt pad on each of the corners on the bottom. This will prevent it from sliding all over the place, protect the surface you put it on from scratching it. This will also help when being stacked on top of one another.
Here is the final product, an entire set of 4 Stella Coasters:
I make these in sets of 4 so if making a set of 4 you will them use 4 tiles, paper squares and 16 felt pads.
Here is a picture of the main supplies needed:
Supplies Needed for ONE coaster:
- Ceramic tile ( I use a 4.25″ x 4.25″)
- Mod podge ( I like the matte kind)
- Sponge Brush
- 4″x4″ paper square of your choice ( I used Stella paper pack)
- Ink pads to coordinate with your papers
- Acrylic stamps of your choice to stamp your papers (Optional)
- 4 Medium duty felt pads (3/8″)
- Clear Acrylic Sealer spray (I like the matte kind)
If you would like to watch a video tutorial on how to make these coasters please feel free to visit my blog and watch the video here.
Inspired by: Crissy Worthen, also one of the Damask Divas