Thursday, 7 August 2008


I needed a coaster for my coffee cup (a constant addition to my desk LOL) so thought I would make my own. I used 2 pieces of chipboard in a flower shape, a piece of felt for the bottom and a round piece of thin balsa wood. The top of the flower was coated with a few layers of gesso to make it white, brayered with a kaleidascope ink pad then stamped with Tuscan Rose flourish stamps. (The slightly uneven surface of the gesso gave a distressed look to the stamping which I actually quite liked - I had planned on sanding a bit to distress anyway LOL.)The balsa piece is stamped with a Lost Coast Designs face stamp, coloured then clear embossed (about 3 coats) to protect it. The final addition was a touch of glitter glue around the edge of the face for just a tiny bit of bling ;-)


PatchworkGirl said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love it! So pretty! xxx

Heidi said...

Really lovely. Beautiful piece of work!

Jaqi said...

Oh Karen, This is lovely, What a great idea, Jaqi x