Guest Designer blog post with Laura K. Bray Stamps
I was recently asked to do a guest designer post with Laura K. Bray’s NEW line of stamps.
These stamps are fun and add a bit of whimsy to any project!
I decided to do a set of coasters! These make great hostess gifts or adds an artistic flare to any table decor.
Here’s a quick tutorial to make your own set!
- Laura K. Bray’s “Tea in the Garden Stamp set” Click here to order
- Paper board coasters ( I found a supplier on Etsy)
- Ink pads
- Craft paint
- Heavy duty scissors or XActo knife
- Craft paint
- Paint pens (optional)
- Paint brush
You’ll need to use heavy duty scissors or XActo knife to cut out these stamps. Once you have them cut, use a clear acrylic block to place stamp on.
2. Choose ink color, stamp design on coaster. I choose the sweet little bird and flower to use.
Step 3: Then choose color craft paint for the back ground of coaster. I painted the back ground surrounding the stamp design. I choose Navy paint for this coaster.
I choose Turquoise for this coaster and love the contrast with the red ink for the bird!
I painted colors to the inside of each flower petal and decided to leave the bird as I really loved the white contrast inside of it.
I decided to make another set of coasters using the flower stamp and magenta paint.
Step 4: Details
I then decided to take the design a bit further by adding details to each coaster using paint pens, this is totally optional but really gives a finished look to the coasters!
I filled in the flower design (on the magenta coasters with my sliver paint pen.)
I added small details and then used my gold paint pen around the edges of each coaster to give it a shine!
Adding gold to the edges of each coaster:
Step 5: Varnish
I also used a spray vanish to seal in each coaster to ensure no moisture would get into the coaster.
Here’s the finished creations! I’m so pleased how these came out I had to use them with my morning coffee.
Really love this design!