Ages ago I bought some old beer mats in a fab vintage shop in Brighton. I had no idea what I would do with them then but they were the perfect items for this challenge.
I used the beer mats as the shape template and middle layer for some drinks coasters plus a larger bottle mat.
Lots of pictures I'm afraid but I like to show you everything:
|The three main layers for each mat. The green layer was made using distress inks and some water spritzing. The beer mat followed by a layer of recycled card from the back of a paper pad.|
|The final pieces: 6 glass coasters gift wrapped with some recycled ribbon; a circular bottle mat and a fabric gift tag which matches the images used in the project.|
|The complete set of coasters: square for the glasses, round for a bottle.|
|For each coaster a background was made using distress inks, some stencilling with distress inks and some with embossing ink and mica powder.|
The back of each coaster was covered with black felt to act as insulation and protection for polished surfaces.
After glueing the layers together, a gold leaf pen was used to finish the edges.
Remember: you can do the four leaf clover and leprachaun theme or you can go green and/or recycle. I can't wait to see what you come up with!