Sometimes nothing beats a good cuppa and putting your feet up on the sofa.
So this week we want to share Sticker Kitten's lovely coasters made using the gorgeous English Garden paper pad designed in collaboration with Surface Pattern Designer Katy Hackney. Perfect for Spring and brightening up that tired looking coffee table!
So if you're wondering how to make your own gorgeous set of coasters either for you or a loved one, our fab DT Sticker Kitten explains how!...
"First I chose 4 different designs from the paper pad and cut out a rough square of each just larger than a blank MDF coaster. You can buy coaster blanks ready made or cut them yourself from a large sheet of MDF. You may prefer to have a handy husband do this for you as I did…"
"The decoupage technique is very simple and you just need to smooth PVA glue over one side of the coaster with your fingers, making sure to go right to the edges, then press it down on to the back of the patterned paper. Cut around it with a craft knife and then sand the edges to help the paper integrate into the wood."
The final stage is to cover the coasters with three layers of gloss enamel, leaving the layers to dry for at least an hour in between. This gives a more hardwearing finish and means they are wipe-clean when you rest your drinks on them. I used Ronseal clear gloss enamel. Once dry your coasters are ready to use!
The beautiful English Garden paper pad was designed by the wonderfully talented Katy Hackney, a pattern designer based in the heart of England.
Katy creates hand illustrated, organic prints with the use of delicate line work and watercolours. Inspired by the British countryside and old botanical books she hand draws all of her imagery combining with a natural colour palette that give her designs a vintage feel.
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