Monday, 27 May 2013

PA Coasters


Over on the PA blog it's Darcy's turn to wow us this week.  She's gone for a coaster overhaul which you can see here.


Now usually spray inks, stencils and me just don't mix, have no idea why, but it usually looks a complete mess.


Luckily for me on this occasion, it worked out okay!!


Knocked it back with snowflake fresco paint.


I don't have many flower stamps, but felt I needed something 'open' as in not blocks of black in, so I went for this Stampotique flower and swirl, but couldn't resist a bit of text. I think that text from the PA Ink and the Dog backgrounds plate is my most used stamp!!


Then I swiped it back with a baby wipe to give it a distressed look. I now wish I'd used a more contrasting colour of Adirondack colour wash, but never mind.


And finally a couple of coats of satin glaze to seal it.

19 comments:

Helen said...

you are quick off the mark with this, I haven't even looked to see if I have any cork coasters.. love the look of this, perhaps you should do flowers more often!!

Marianne said...

Thanks for the explanation. Lovely outcome. Great textures and lovely use of the stamps!
xxx Marianne

happyDiane said...

well done! once again I'm impressed with your work!

Leandra Franich said...

Ohhhh fabulous. Yes re colour wash contrast. i can see thst a touch of something contrasting would be nice too, plum, cranberry or perhaps an orange. But I love it this way too regardless. I have some placemats that have seen better days .... But not got a minute spare this week. Got to make a cazillion new jofy stamps for CB and Donny show!! See u there!!

Darcy said...

On laptop now...Nice to see a bigger photo that on ipod lol

I love how you got them so delicate, deeper colours underneath would have made it bolder but then you would have needed to rub back more. both pale and bright wrk, just in different ways.

Your lighter colours work really well, I am so impressed you got done so quickly.

Sarah Dunkley said...

Looks great! xxx

Janet said...

Fabulous coaster Sam, great colour combo
Janet x

Deborah said...

You are the queen of PA challenges, Sam :-)

isisimaginings.com said...

That is lovely!!

chrissies said...

What a great coaster Sam and the colours are just right with the flower images.

Love Chrissie x

Sid said...

Fab coaster Sam !!

Lin said...

wow you've been a busy little bee...the coaster looks great..love the stencil you used!!

Sue said...

Really nice Sam xx

Gillian .... said...

The colour wash mix looks great Sam, definitely think by knocking back with Snowflake makes the flower design bolder. Thanks as always for joining in the GD challenge. x

butterfly said...

Delicious... and the glaze gives such a great finish.
Alison x

Trish said...

It looks great! Love the stamps, I also love that script stamp, it works so well with everything!

Alison said...

Looks fab Sam! xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

These look great, really professional. Those flowers are a great stamp - perfect for this! x

Buttons said...

Love the effect you got on this one Sam. Hugs, Jenny x

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