Graphics Fairy shared some old soap labels a while back and I have wanted to do a project ever since I saw them. When I found these four shell coasters, I knew exactly what to do with them.
First of all, to keep the transparency of the shells, I copied the graphics onto my homemade style tissue paper. For instructions, click here. Then I cut out the circles and decoupaged them onto my coasters. Three good coats seemed to do the trick.
They have maintained their shell-like quality and are still translucent. Just the look I wanted.
Pretty and feminine. Perfect for a tea party or a luncheon on the patio.
In the next photograph, I held the coaster up to the light. You can see how sheer it still looks.
They started out as plain Jane coasters and now they have some personality.
Here is how the tissue paper looked with the images transferred on to it. Notice I used used tissue paper. Seems to work better.
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