Dec 12, 2008

more coasters

my sister in law came from singapore last week and fell in love with my vintage coasters... so before she left, i made her a set of 6 vintage coasters. this time i made these on square base. i used reprints from an old garden encyclopedia (you can see some scientific flower names in the background) , more vintage images of beautiful ladies and aged them with a bit of paint patina. then i finished them off with 2 coats of glass glaze spray which i just got from the store.


here's another set of coasters which i made for a very good friend who has this crazy obsession with the character betty boop. these coasters i made with plain white kitchen tiles. this time i wanted to make something a little more over-the-top, so i decided on zebra prints for background (which i featured a couple of post back). unfortunately the canvas i initially painted the zebra prints on were not large enough to make 6 coasters. so i painted another.

this is just free hand painting on a piece of canvas using black acrylic paint.

here's the canvas cut up into 6 pieces... with a little left over

the next step is glueing the zebra print pieces on the tiles and then betty boo reprints on top. jason thought they were too plain so i added some embelishments.

(disclaimer : i do not claim the right to the images of betty boop. this is just a one-off christmas gift i made for a very good friend. these coasters are not being sold for profit)

this is how they look after completion

i edged the images with red acrylic paint + a thin black line using a felt tip pen

i also painted the sides of the tiles red for impact

and here is a particular one which i think will tickle her to bits (i've censored it here... but i'm sure you can imagine it uncensored :)))) )

i hope you enjoyed that!
these were also sealed with glass glaze to give it a shiny finish.

happy pimping! :)

23 comments:

  1. Another neat and brilliant outcome from you! nice job..bravo..

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  2. Luthien,
    I am always amazed at how good your projects turn out. You are just too good girl! The images of Betty Boop look fantastic and I like how you painted the red border around the images, it really makes them pop! I also heart those vintage coasters. How do you come up with these ideas. As we say here in the States, "I want to be like you when I grow up." :) xxoo

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  3. I love these Luthien. Another great project. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.

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  4. dear azah, carolyn and sunday girl :) thank you once again for all your great comments!

    carolyn :D you're too cute! your last line sent me into fits of giggles in the cafe :DD

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  5. Oh, how FUN! I just love these - especially the "naughty" Betty Boop! LOL! Y'know, these would be cool done with vintage tattoo designs as well. Just sayin'!
    ;-D

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  6. lol! thanks jen :) and yea... you are right...it could be a tattoo... like one of those pin up girl ones :) not for me though!

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  7. Oh Luthien these coaster sets are just fabulous!! Ah, if only I knew where to buy some... an Etsy shop perhaps?? They really are wonderful and I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with her Betty Boop collection. ;-)

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  8. hahaha! thank you sharon :)))) now... that... is a trap question isn't it :))) LOL!!!!

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  9. Luthien,

    What a fun project. Now, I know why you stay up late. Your mind must always be busy thinking up all of these creative projects.

    BTW! Yes the mirror is black.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Melissa

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  10. oh yea... the mind is always turning and turning and turning :))) especially in the night :)

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  11. Luthien,

    I just received your name tag. Oh my goodness, it is so beautiful.

    I will post about it soon. Thank you so much for the wonderful gift. You are a dear friend.

    Love ya.

    Melissa

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  12. Luthien,

    Yes, I am happy with the way things are looking around Sunbonnet Cottage, but I always see room for change. Always something in the works.

    Melissa

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  13. LOVE the coasters! What a great iead! Looks like many of us love the vintage postcards!

    Happy Holidays!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  14. Luthien,

    You are a Sweetie.

    I will let you know how it goes on Wednesday.

    Love ya.

    Melissa

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  15. Luthien,

    I just adore you. Thank you for your sweet comments. And I am sure you do not need to lose any weight.

    Love ya.

    Melissa

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  16. Luthien, please see my recent post. Thank you Luthien.

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  17. Luthien,

    I am getting a little ahead of myself, but on Monday I will be posting an award for you.

    Love Melissa

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  18. Hi Luthien, Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful holiday and a fabulous week! love & hugs to you my friend♥

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  19. Luthien,

    I am so thankful for you and your friendship. It truly is a blessing.

    Love Melissa

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  20. We enjoyed that =D

    Happy Holidays Luthien! Thanks for your nice commenting this autumn.

    Trudi

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  21. busy lately?...i've been longing for your new n3..hope u will come up with more projects soon...wishing u merry xmas(are u celebrating?) ..and happy new year

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  22. Hi Luthien,

    Just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and the best to you and your family in 2009!

    Small Footprints

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  23. Luthien,

    You give great advice. I think you are right. I should use the plates.

    Thank you my sweet friend.

    Happy Early New Year.

    Melissa

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thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my post :) it makes my day!!
xoxoxo
Luthien :)