Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Collage a Coaster

Make some summery drink coasters for your end-of-summer barbecues or to give as gifts. Children enjoy making them, plus they have the added benefit of being inexpensive and not too time consuming. It's a fun and easy projects with some very pretty results.






Tissue paper


White glue


Old bristle brush or sponge brush


Oil pastels


Polyurethane in a spray can


Select a combination of colors that you find appealing. Decide whether you want an abstract piece or something representational. Tear your tissue paper into different sizes and shapes. I chose to make dots and dashes on the paper with the oil pastel. Dilute the white glue with some water. Apply a thin coating of this mixture on the tile and then begin to layer on the pieces. You'll be creating new colors as you overlap the tissue.
Once your coasters dry, spray them with a couple coats of polyurethane to protect the art.

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