Monday, May 14, 2012

Soap Label Coasters

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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11 comments:

Laurel Stephens said...

Love these coasters! Thank you for the tips for maintaining transparency with the transfers.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty! Love the way they have a sort of iridescence! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

kathee said...

Maggie~OMG I don't know of anyone as creative as you! These coasters are GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing girl!

NanaDiana said...

Maggie- Those are just darling. I really love how they turned out! xo Diana

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful, Maggie! I love how you used tissue paper to keep the transparency...lovely!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The tissue paper for this project was a fabulous idea! I love them! My son just sent me those beautiful tulips for Mothers Day!

Carol

Diane said...

I never knew you could use tissue paper for something like this. These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Pat C. said...

Ingenious... and beautiful!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

These are really beautiful Maggie. Can you tell me anything about how ModPodge, which is water based, holds up to contact with water - like condensation off of a glass. Nobody seems to be able to answer that question for me....

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

So cute & clever....really love it...and that you used the tissue papaer ~ that made all of the difference! Thanks for a brilliant idea!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

wow, these are so cool, I love anything with an old label. thanks for linking up to Vintage Inspiration!