Coasters made with images from a Golden Book!
It’s snowing and lovely here in Minnesota so these snowy pictures from my favorite children’s book seemed like a great project idea.
These are coasters I made with some images from my favorite Golden Book as a child; The Pokey Little Puppy. I love the images in Golden Books (and many other old time children’s books) and have used them for Mod Podge projects on lamps, tables, handbags and more.
For this project I used slate coasters that I found on sale at Michaels. You could just as easily use some matching tiles but these were inexpensive and very cute. I ripped each image out of the book and stained the paper with Distress Ink to give it a bit of a light blue hue. I added the Distress Ink to tie the coloring of the four images together. I Mod Podged the images on to the coasters. (Distress Ink reacts with water so it gave the whole coaster a slight blue hue when I Mod Podged the first layer). When I make a coaster with Mod Podge I use several layers of Outdoor Mod Podge (very thin layers with a day to dry in between layers). I finish it off with boat sealer, which I get at Ace Hardware. This is the only product I have found (short of using epoxy) that will make a project reasonably waterproof.
These coasters came with some small tabs of felt on the underside. I ripped them off and covered the whole bottom side of the coasters with cork board. I sure don’t want to give a gift that will scratch someone’s table.
Below is another set of coasters that I made exactly the same way. I used stamped images that I colored with pencils and gamsol. I used Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to age the paper.
This was a quick but fun project that would make a great gift for a dog loving friend! Enjoy!