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Stamped Tile Coasters How To

Make your own handmade coasters out of tile, cork, chipboard, wood.  Use reclaimed wood or any other flat surface. I'll show you how to make a coaster using a ceramic tile in this post. Materials needed: Ceramic Tile (4 inch x 4 inch used here) Acrylic Gesso StazOn stamping ink Rubber Stamp(s) Brush Mod Podge or Polyacrylic (water based polyurethane) White paper (optional) To make the surface stamp-able, paint a coat of Acrylic Gesso on the shiny surface. Let dry (it dries fast, like seconds). You can use white acrylic paint if you don't have gesso. For my tile, I choose to make it an airborne theme, so I used our  ​Le Ballon Rubber Cling Stamp  and Airship Rubber Cling Stamp . I like the StazOn stamping ink because it dries super fast and is permanent. I wanted the  ​Airship stamp  to stand out so I stamped it on white copy paper (as thin a paper as you have is best to keep a low profile on the tile). Cut out the stamped image. Color in the design any way you wish. Here, I wan

Fabric Stamping

Stamping onto any fabric is possible, yes, it really can be done. If you're like me, you love collecting fabric to store away for that perfect project. We'll show you how to apply a surface onto fabric that will allow you to rubber stamp a design onto it. Above, our  Penny Farthing Rubber Cling Stamp  was stamped onto a gessoed section of cotton fabric.  The houndstooth pattern gives it a nice frame. After stamping, I let the ink dry and painted with gold acrylic paint onto the white areas.  Materials: Cotton fabric Acrylic gesso Stamping Ink, such as StazOn or VersaCraft Paint brush Rubber Stamps Take a swatch of cotton fabric and apply acrylic gesso with a paint brush. Gesso is a medium that can be found in any art supply store, even Walmart. It looks like white acrylic paint, but it is used in the art world to prepare canvas for paint.  You can order unprimed canvas from art supply stores and add your own gesso. But when painting, it's usually more convenient to purchase