Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mod Podged Car Coasters

Mod Podged Car Coasters

I gave this set of coasters I made to my brother for Christmas. He liked them so much that he asked me to create a set of six using another image for him.

Mod Podged Car Coasters

I found these coasters for a steal of a price, but I needed to make them a little more presentable!

Mod Podged Car Coasters

My first step was to cover the edges with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Gesso.

Mod Podged Car Coasters

I then added some of Claudine's Charcoal Black Studio paint and some Extra Time Studio Slow-Dry Medium onto my craft sheet.

Mod Podged Car Coasters

I swirled them together with one of my brushes. I bought the whole set of Ranger brushes at Archiver's and I love them!

Mod Podged Car Coasters

I painted over the gesso with the Studio charcoal black paint. I didn't need to paint the whole coaster because I knew I was going to cover the center with cardstock. I added two coats of paint and made sure it was completely dry before starting the Mod Podge process.

Mod Podged Car Coasters

Before I started my project I chose what patterned paper I wanted to use. This is an older collection from Graphic 45 called "On The Boulevard & Haberdasher" from the "A Proper Gentleman" collection. I love all of their collections! I don't care how old any patterned paper is that I use from any manufacturer. I use whatever fits what I'm creating at the time and what I like. Since I'm a paper hoarder, I have to use what I have!

Mod Podged Car Coasters

I gathered all my supplies to start the Mod Podge process. That handy dandy roller on the top right in the photo is actually something I bought years ago from Pampered Chef. It's supposed to be used to rolling out pizza dough. I think I used it once! One day I needed something to smooth out a project and well, the rest is history! It's become a handy tool in my craft room. I use it alot!

Mod Podged Car Coasters

This is where you have to work quickly because you don't want the Mod Podge to dry. First I spread a layer of  Mod Podge onto the coaster.

Mod Podged Car Coasters

I added it to the back side of the paper I was putting onto the coaster.

Mod Podged Car Coasters

I smoothed the paper on the coaster. I didn't cut my paper to go to the edges since I wanted the black to show. Once the paper was on, I added another coat of Mod Podge.

Mod Podged Car Coasters

I then added the car I had trimmed out and another coat of Mod Podge.

Mod Podged Car Coasters

You can see where it's starting to dry in this photo.

Mod Podged Car Coasters

All four are ready to completely dry.

Mod Podged Car Coasters

I wanted to rough up the edges a little, so I sanded them.

Mod Podged Car Coasters

I sanded them so that the original color would start to peek through. You couldn't even tell that it was pink. After the coasters were completely dry, I sprayed them with a clear acrylic sealer from Plaid.

I love working with Mod Podge! Coming up in another post is a canvas I made for one of my daughters for Christmas.

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays!

Products I used for this project: Purchased coasters, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint, Gesso & Extra Time, Graphic 45 Patterned Paper - A Proper Gentleman Collection: On The Boulevard & Haberdasher, Mod Podge.

This post is linked to these parties: Made by you Monday, Tip Me Tuesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday

5 comments:

Alyssa said...

Very nice, perfect guy gift

The Southern Product Queen said...

I love your blog, and your ideas! Super cute! I saw your blog on Tip Junkie! I am having a linky party too, and would love if you would join! Here is this link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/27/the-linky-party-1227-1231/ Thanks for sharing! Happy New Years!

Nydia@evolutionofhome.blogspot.com said...

I am crazy about this! I love it!

the cape on the corner said...

how great! my boyfriend loves old cars and trucks (he's redoing a 37 chevy pickup) so i love these coasters.

Vicky said...

super tutorial! and great project Patty!

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