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Friday, 18 March 2011

Altered Coasters

Hiya, how are things with you? good I hope. I am off for the weekend to Harrogate there is a craft fair there and I haven't been to one of these big shows before, the weather is looking good and I am taking DH and we're going to make a weekend of it, how cool ;0). He is very supportive of my hobby as it helps me so much and he never moans about how much stash I have (bless him). So this will be another scheduled post! I have been messing with coasters again and I really like what's happened. There is actually a challenge for steam punk on a sight I have never hear of so I will enter this to Creavil it's a German challenge sight.

This is a go at steam punk but not overboard, if you know what I mean. I got some great free steam punk back grounds from Sqidoo I had never heard of it my self, worth having a nosey through though. I printed the freebie off then used some matt medium on top of the already painted (and dry) coaster, then put the print face down wet the back with water and rubbed the paper with my fingers until all the paper had gone and only the image remained (easy and therapeutic) Then I put some petroleum jelly (50p @ Wilkinsons for a huge 200g tub) in places where I wanted the image to show through, then added a coat of brown paint all over the coaster and over the PJ to. (allow to dry) Then rub off the paint with a dry paper towel where the PJ was and volia! then I just added some images (Dezinaworld) and a clock with glossy accents added, as well as a new TH stamp with EP to raise it and there you go one simple looking coaster! ha ha.

As there is a lot of drying time I made two. Love how this one turned out as well. Not as much on this one but this image is so cool it's from an old film magazine. Below are some scanned freebies for you, they have some great adverts in them, they will have the feminist in you screaming, they just make me smile I love them lots. 

You should be able to click on these and save as. They are really large to so you can use them for journals or even reduce the size for an ATC. Bye for now have a great week end, love Dawn xx


Artyjen said...

Love the coasters ...and the adverts....thanks for those I love things like that!
Have a fabulicious time in Harrogate.
xox Sioux

craftattack said...

Lovely work Dawn, you have been a busy bee! Enjoy Harrowgate, I am off to the craft fair at Dortmund on Sunday, so looking forward to that,too! Hugs, Valerie

Gaby Bee said...

Your altered coasters are stunning!
Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!
Gaby xo

Anonymous said...

These are fabulous Dawn! x

Netty said...

Have a great time at the Craft Show, oooh wish I was going. Annette x

Daniele said...

love your altered coasters Dawn, have fun at Harrogate, I'm going to the nec next week for a

Michele said...

fabulous Dawn! have a delightful time at the Harrogate fair! xo

Lynn Stevens said...

Dawn it sounds like you have a lovely weekend planned, how fun!
Your coasters are Fab. I have done the vasaline thing but its been awhile ,thanks for the reminder
hugs Lynn

Claudia said...

These are fabulous!!! said...

Wonderful coasters, very creative!
Thank you for sharing.
Always a treat visiting your site :]

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic coasters. Thanks for the freebies :)

Kati said...

So beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

beautiful, thanks for sharing!


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