Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sunshine Stamps - Super Bird Coasters!

One of my DT commitments with Sunshine Stamps is to come up with projects to showcase these fun digital images. I decided to make some coasters for my son's birthday party with Super Bird. Each one is a different colour and has different phrases - I plan to match the cup colours up with the cars so the boys know which is theirs - of course this is just a theory, we still haven't worked out exactly WHAT we're doing for his party, but I'm sure he'll find a use for these at meal times anyway!

The background is a checkered flag image I found via Google. I just printed it out to fit the wooden coasters I bought from the hardware store. I then added the Super Bird images before varnishing with a fabulous product called Liquid Gloss by CraftSmart. It comes in 2 parts which you mix and pour over your project to give it a finish equal to several coats of varnish. The coasters are now heat and liquid resistant - I've used this product on tiles with great effect. One word of advice - and I learnt this the hard way!!!! - you should SEAL your project before varnishing to stop the "wet paper" look and to make sure the varnish doesn't absorb into the wood. This is the first time I've used it on wood and I'm sure sealing will solve these problems. I was a little upset when I saw the finish on these - NOT up to my standard!!! But my son Toby thinks they're fabulous and that's what counts - I'm not going to sweat the little things. I may put together another set in the future which I HAVE sealed - I'll show you if I do!!!

My last job - to glue some black felt to the bottom of the coasters to finish them off...

xXx

20 comments:

Tracey Feeger said...

You do an absolutely fabulous job on these stamps. they look great.
mwah
Trace

Annette said...

They look fantastic love all the colours, I shall have to have a go at these! X:)

Kellie said...

Are you kidding! I love the wet look Deb, I think it suits them to a tee, a shiny racing car! Fantastic work as always, I just love these! xx

Kylie said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Debbie, just AWESOME!
Love them!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Sunshine said...

Debbie! These are awesome!! I just lovem'!! I have never seen the product you used to seal them though...I will have to be on the lookout. I have been thinking these might be a great little house warming gift to have in my ready prezzie drawer for new neighbours or when invited for a bbq...hmmm...you have my brain whirling!! Oh! When you make the paper cups...leave a space for them to write their names...saves going through a TRILLION paper cups at the party!! {{That is the voice of experience talking!! }} Hugz hon!! :)

Jenny said...

Those are amazing! What an excellent idea and I love the way that each coaster is a different colour.

suemon said...

These are gorgeous Debbie, can see why your son loves them, who wouldn't.
hugs
Sue x

Sharon said...

I'm with Toby. They look fabulous :)
Love & kisses

Alicia said...

Wow Debbie! What a fantastic idea! I actually need some new coasters as mine are all stained and old...maybe one day I might get around to making some. You are very clever.
Alicia xx

Lynda S said...

Deb....u've done it again...these look amazing. I have the images fm this place...all I need now is a printer...LOL!! U have done an AWESOME job darl.

Cheryl Joshua said...

These are WAY TOO CUTE and just fabulous,what more can I say but you have done an amazing job!!! I have had wooden coasters and placemats for years and still haven't done anything with them.You have inspired me to do them,just have to find them now....lol....
xx

Dena said...

Of course he thinks they are fabulous! They are!!! What a super great idea. Oh man I could do all the gorjuss girls and how cute would that be? Thanks for the inspiration and showing such a darling project. Hugs to you Debbie, Dena

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Okay, now you're killing me! And wouldn't this work for Challenge #2... a tool you haven't used in ages... your Liquid Gloss? Maybe it's a stretch... LOL.

Fabulous project Debbie. I don't doubt young Toby is very happy with these. I can see the whole party theme starting to come together. These digis were made for you!

Love and hugs,
Lisa

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a FAB idea, Debbie! Always so many lovely ideas on your blog ... off to check some more! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Liam said...

How cool are these. My son would love this. Fantastic idea. Once again you have inspired me.

Liam

Heather the Mooselover said...

I like the coasters. You are a woman after my heart- I always learn what I should have done after I do it the other way! But if your son likes them- yahoo!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

CLEVER! I love these, and yeah, you live and learn through your projects, but hey - kids aren't as picky in general as we crafters are. Have fun!!
~ky

Tami said...

very oool! Thanks for sharing!

Chrissy said...

what a great project Debbie!

Kym Weber said...

Brilliant idea! Love all the colors of Superbird! Fantastic job done!