Do you have extra ceramic tiles from a recent home project that you are not sure what to do with? Well, here is a neat idea to use up those tiles!
I thought it would be a neat idea to create some ceramic tile coasters using the Coffee Shop Bundle digital kit By Sherwood Studio.
- Digital Kit – Coffee Shop Bundle by Sherwood Studio Ceramic
- Ceramic tiles
- Mod Podge –Gloss Lustre
- Distress Ink – Walnut
- Sponge applicator
- Epson Presentation Matte Paper
- Paper Trimmer
- 3/8 inch Self Stick Felt Pads for the bottom of each coaster (4 for each coaster)
I started by creating four 3X3 inch coaster designs in Photoshop Elements. I wanted the designs to be a bit smaller than the ceramic tile so I could have a border. I created a design for each each coaster and then printed them on Epson Presentation Matte paper.
I cut out the designs and then painted a thin coat of Mod Podge on each ceramic tile. I placed a design on each tile and used a brayer to make sure each design was secure.
I let the designs dry for about 30 minutes. Then I applied a thin coat of Mod Podge over the top of each design. Remember to be very careful when applying the Mod Podge for the first time. Do not apply too much. Make sure to let the first coat dry (approximately 30 minutes). It is easier to apply the next coat of Mod Podge after the first coat is dry. I applied approximately 3 coats to each coaster. Let dry completely between applications.
The last step was to apply four 3/8 inch self stick felt pads to the bottom of each ceramic tile so that it won’t scratch tables when you use them. I am really pleased with how these turned out!
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