Wednesday, June 03, 2009
I made these collaged coasters the other night from plain wooden coasters I found at Goodwill. It had been so long since I'd done a creative project that I almost couldn't delve in and begin. I did and I was pleased with how they turned out. They are decoupaged with glue, many many layers, (if you zero in on this picture you'll see that it's still drying but it dries clear).
After the glue dried I coated them with several layers of clear enamel spray. I did well at first spraying them and allowing time for the enamel to dry. Then, after the last coat, I turned them over too soon to spray the other side and the fronts stuck to the paper they were lying on. I tried to get them off but the paper came off with layers of the glue and in some cases the original part of the collage. I was so sad! I managed to sort of save them, but need to do some more work. Not sure when.
Sigh....such is the life of the crafter on a time crunch.
at 8:09 PM