We're officially into Spring now, and this means that it's time to stretch out on the patio with a cool lemonade or glass of wine and enjoy the slivers of sunshine that peek into the yard.
I had a little quartet of stone coasters that were waiting for some late afternoons and I wanted to embellish them. I thought about stenciling and then my eyes fell on the package of Framelits and Stamps that were sitting on the shelf.
I can emboss them!
These coasters are a rough slate, and are fairly inexpensive to purchase.
When stamping onto the stone, the rough surface does make things a bit tricky. In my first try, I pressed onto the entire stamp, which left embossing ink in the middle of the frame.
Thankfully, with a stone coaster, you can wash off the embossing ink - even if you've already sprinkled the dusting powder on it! - and start again. Just wait until the coaster is dry and then stamp again.
I used Whispers white opaque embossing power to sprinkle on top of the ink.
And then I stamped the silhouette.
Because the texture of the coaster is so rough, the stamp won't be precise. I love this, because I wanted the coaster to look a bit rough - a kind of vintage and worn appearance.
If you prefer the crisp lines of stamping, you might be better off to use a blank wooden coaster.
I used a heat gun to melt the embossing powder...
I know that these coasters, with their rough, weathered appearance, will be perfect on the patio.
While this cameo and frame had a great deal of detail, I think that these coasters would be darling with a botanical or leaf stamp as well.
If the coasters are going to stay outside, a spray of clear sealer will keep these weather and stain proof.
There are so many options for this project! What stamp would you use to emboss your coasters?
Other Materials Used:
- Blank Slate Coasters
- Ranger Embossing Ink
- Embossing Powder: White Opaque
- Heat gun or hair dryer