by Amber Graham/ Photos by Kelly Carr
Photo Coasters are an inexpensive yet unique gift for friends and family!
Gather your supplies:
4 x 4 Stone Tiles
Clear Acrylic Spray
Self Adhesive Felt Circles
First, you will print a photo on to tissue paper. I did this in my printer by taping tissue paper to cardstock. Through trial and error I learned that it is best to keep your images in the center of the page and not try to print too closely to the edge. Also, for your first couple, you might print an extra photo the technique used to put the photo on the tile isn’t difficult, it just takes a little practice.
Cut out your photo. I printed a 4 x 6 photo and cut it down to a 4″ square to fit the coaster.
Brush a thin, even coat of mod podge on to your tile. Be sure you go all the way to the edges.
Starting at one corner and working to the opposite corner, lay your photo on the tile with one hand while you smooth down the tissue paper with the other hand. This part took a little practice I had to scrape the photo off my first tile and start over because the tissue tore. If this happens, don’t become discouraged. Just start over!
Getting close to the other corner! When you are finished, set it to the side and give it a couple of hours to dry.
Once the tile is dry, spray with an even coat of clear acrylic
And add some self adhesive felt circles to the back.
Stack up a set and tie with a ribbon!
This technique also works with scrapbook paper!
Amber would like to credit the idea for the photo coasters tohttp://go.tipjunkie.com/hm/585/lindsay-thelees.blogspot.com/2011/02/diy-tile-coasters.htm.
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