From Coaster to Album Cover


Hi Everyone. It's my turn on the Mixed Media blog again.
This project begins with a 3.5 in cardboard coaster.  These were in my stash, but were purchased at a dollar store a few years ago. (Thanks, Dayna for the stash!)  Who would have thought we would have found so many ways to use them over the years!

You'll need:
coaster (cardboard)
Gesso
digital stamps (Rose from Mixed Media Supplies)
tissue paper
printer
computer, image editing software
stencil
modeling paste
palette knife
gel medium/mod podge (matte)
DecoArt foil glue pen
DecoArt gold foid
shimmer mist (gold)
reinkers (blushing bride, moss green)
water brush, size 2
hole punch, optional

My step to step photos are not usable for this post... my apologies! 

Apply a thin layer of Gesso to the coaster. Set aside and let dry

Open the digital file for the rose and resize as desired.  Print on tissue paper.  I used a laser printer. (If you use an ink jet printer, I suggest that you let the ink dry overnight before applying to the coaster and using the gel medium.)

Tear the roses from the tissue paper... or trim with scissors.  Using the gel medium or Mod Podge, adhere the printed stamp images to the coaster.  Burnish the edges of the paper to the coaster if needed while the medium is wet.  When dry, using a water brush apply a little color with the reinkers. Let dry.

Secure the stencil to the front of the coaster.  Apply a thin layer of modeling paste and let dry.  My paste is homemade and is an Antique White color. (If you're in a hurry, you can use a heat gun to hurry the process)

When dry, "draw" some accent lines with the deco art foil pen.  Let dry according to the manufacturer's directions.  Lay a piece of gold foil on the coaster and burnish.  Pull the foil and then lightly mist the coaster with the shimmer mist.

Add a title or sentiment as desired.  Foil around the edges of the piece if desired. 

Be sure to sign your work. 

Repeat for the back cover if desired.  Here are the photos that did turn out...

At this point, you can punch a couple of holes or leave as is and use another type of binding for the covers and page inserts. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy some crafting time in the week to come!  And be sure to stop by the Mixed Media blog often to see more Mixed Media projects by the design team. 

And please feel free to stop by my blog for other projects -- Happy Crafting!




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