Here’s something a little bit different for you today. We sell all sorts of shapes and sizes of MDF pieces. Recently, we introduced two shapes of coaster mats and Eunice Meeus has made some lovely examples to inspire everyone to have a go. I personally use loads of coasters as I carry mugs of tea and coffee all over the house, so I have them in many different rooms. If you have some CDs, paper and coasters, you are well on your way to creating what I think would make an amazing present.
The instructions below were created by Eunice too so a big ‘thank you’ to Eunice!
You will need
- CD Jane Shasky ‘From the heart of the garden’ papers from CD2
- Signature MDF round or square plaques
- Elegance Satin A4 paper
- ½” paint brush
- Fine sandpaper
- Ready mixed adhesive wallpaper paste (Homebase or B&Q)
- Quick drying varnish durable finish heat & scratch resistant. (Homebase or B&Q)
- Semi–gloss paper/card
- Decide on your image and print onto A4 paper, it may seem a waste but it means you can place the coaster exactly in the area you want to use and have some left over for another project
- Lay the coaster down on the wrong side of the backing paper and draw around it in pencil
- Now over cut on the outside of you pencil mark, this makes it easier to handle
- Apply the ready mixed adhesive wallpaper paste to the coaster
- Place your image on the table with the wrong side of the image face up so you can see the pencil line
- Carefully pick up your coaster by the edges and place it sticky side down inside the pencil mark and gently put pressure on
- Leave to dry for about an hour, then check that it is firmly stuck to the coaster, if it lifts anywhere you can apply more paste with a small paint brush and leave again to dry
- When you are sure it is firmly stuck down trim the excess paper from around the edges
- Now, very gently sand the edges starting on the image and moving down over the edge of the coaster
- Finally apply two coats of the varnish, leaving to dry in between each coat.