Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Coasters - Mark's Finest Papers 12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop

Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, starting October 17th! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Patty Lois Geri Connie Today we are featuring altered coasters - tile or otherwise.

For my coasters, I bought a set of tile coasters from Lowe's, found the smoothest ones in the box, washed them, and then lightly sanded them using a Tim Holtz sanding block.  After the tiles were dry, I then pulled out my Mark's Finest Papers Holly Greetings set and stamped my images in StazOn Jet Black ink.  Once my images were stamped, I immediately cleaned the stamps since StazOn ink can stain acrylic stamps if left on them for too long. 

After the ink was dry, and my stamps cleaned, I pulled out some Bic permanent markers and got to coloring.  Now, coloring with permanent markers will take a couple of coats since too much pressure will start to remove the StazOn ink a bit.  After my marker coloring was dry, I then baked, yes I said baked, the tiles in the oven at 275 degrees on a cookie sheet with tin foil under them for about 15 minutes to set the ink/markers and then allowed them to cool.  Once the tiles were cooled, I adhered some felt foam circles to the bottom and they're done!!  Easy peasy!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!

Stamps: MFP Holly Greetings
Ink: StazOn
Accessories: Lowe's Tiles, Permanent Markers, Oven, Tim Holtz Sanding Block


  1. Wonderful project, Bonnie. And thanks for the directions... I've always wanted to try stamping some tiles.

  2. Bonnie--these coasters are fantastic!!!! You make them seem so easy to make. I've always wanted to try the tile ones, but was afraid that the colors would run. Now I'm going to have to try them. TFS!!!!

  3. Bonnie beautiful coasters. I love the Owl and the holly. Beautiful coloring.

  4. these are beautiful Bonnie! what lovely coloring- thanks for the how to!

  5. I just love your gorgeous coasters!!

  6. These are adorable. Wonderful job!!

  7. Bonnie, your owl coasters are great and you've given some wonderful instructions.