by Elina Stromberg
A while ago, I found a pile of old cork coasters in my kitchen cabinet. I had not used them in years and was just about to throw them away, but then I realized they were perfect for small home décor items. Maybe the beautiful material made me change my mind. Nowadays cork is truly a trendy material in craft projects, so I thought I should try to turn the old coasters into something nice and new. And I’m so glad I did!
Time: 30 minutes
Remove dust and stains from the coasters.
Stamp the images using Onyx Black VersaFine. When stamping, press the stamp firmly on the cork surface. VersaFine is a great ink for solid image stamping and since it is a dense ink it should stamp on the cork well.
Color images with All-Purpose Ink. Use irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Wedding Dress (white) for decorating the stamped and colored images with dimensional paint dots. Let dry.
Using a new Fantastix, color in the leaves with All-Purpose Ink in Spring Green.
To finish this project, continue stamping and coloring the remaining coasters in your set. You have the option of making all 4 or 6 of your coasters different or repeating the same image for all. If you want to hang the decorated coaster on the wall, attach a loop on the back of the coaster with a strong adhesive.
- VersaFine – Onyx Black
- All-Purpose Ink – White, Cherry Pink, Spring Green
- Fantastix – Brush tip
- irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Wedding Dress
- Cork Coasters
- Stampendous – Nesting Bird Stamp
- Acrylic block for stamping