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!
A wonderful up-cycled project Julia! Love the Lynne Perella stamps that you used and they look so effective against your rich green background. Love the stencilling too. Brilliant! Hugs, Anne xReplyDelete
These are gorgeous up-cycled projects, love the fresh green.ReplyDelete
I'm not usually a 'green' person Julia but I do like lime green and these are just fabulous. What a great gift. XReplyDelete
Now these I like a lot ! and what a great way of recycling, would never have thought of itReplyDelete
and they look fabulous! x
Very very beautiful project Julia.ReplyDelete
Great gift with great colors and stamps.
Green isn't my favourite colour, but I do like these a lot - the green is nice a clear, and I love the image you've used! xxx KerenReplyDelete
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SUPERB!!!!!!!! I love this set of coasters. I have a ser of old ones I now think I will make over with your inspiration. Great colour choice too. Thanks for popping by my blog too. Am not doing too much at the mo....family probs!!!! Hoping you are feeling better now and recovering .Thanks again for taking time out to commentReplyDelete
Hugs Carol xxxxx
What amazing work Julia! Love how you have created these and really embraced a vibrant shade of green. Hope you are recovering and taking care of yourself. Hugs, Jenny xReplyDelete
Awesome job with the coasters, they are gorgeous!!! Great way to recycle those old coasters! Hope you are having a wonderful week end my friend, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ReplyDelete
Brilliant use of the LP images - these are so gorgeous, Julia! Lovely to hear from you... and see some more lovely work!ReplyDelete
These are fabulous sweetie, I love them all. Lol what a brilliant Lynne fix tee hee.ReplyDelete
Huge huggles x x x x
Wowww you creative lady....these sets of coasters are amazing Julia!ReplyDelete
And how was your Andy Skinner day??? :-)
Hugs, Alie :-)
wow, these are stunning, I love the bright green the images really pop and the fabric tag is brilliant. good to see you back x.ReplyDelete
Awesome set of coasters! Totally cool and love the green with this image!ReplyDelete
Julia these are GORGEOUS,I love the mats I always grab any I can LOL, these are really fabulous, thanks fro the inspiration and have a great day..ReplyDelete
Fantastic--a wonderful set of coasters. The colours and images are amazingReplyDelete
Love Chrissie xx
They're fabulous Julia! I have a load of mats, so thanks for the inspiration! xxxReplyDelete
Fabulous green colour, love all the pieces especially the one with the fabric.ReplyDelete
What a brilliant set of coasters, green is my favourite colour and I love the LP images.ReplyDelete
How fabulous! I am sure you do Paper Artsy VERY proud!!!ReplyDelete
I love this set....so vibrant and fun!ReplyDelete