Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How-To: Scrap Image Coasters/ Paperweights

Today's How-To is all about Making Scrap Image Coasters/ Paperweights.  My dear Friend Alessandra donated her leftover images from her "Cute Overload" Desk calender.  

Now, knowing Alessandra this is a big honor because I know just how much those cute 'lil creatures make her smile- SO, I picked my favorite out of them to make her a coaster in return :)
All you need for this project is anything glass for the top, Mod Podge glue, Gorilla Glue, an old felted sweater, and your favorite image on any type of paper.

 STEP 1: Pick your image and crop it to whatever size fits under your glass object.  This one I picked was actually a coaster so there was a  square inside I used for the measurement.  Since there was an indentation I cut it a little bigger so the picture would wrap around the depth so it didn't look crazy on the sides.

STEP 2:  Brush a light layer of Mod Podge all over the back of the glass where the picture will be placed.  

STEP 3: Attach picture by placing it down on the glass and smoothing it out from the center to the edges. Make sure when you are smoothing it out to press firmly and use a bone folder or a credit card to smooth out all air bubbles from your image. LET DRY OVER NIGHT.

 STEP 4: Cut a shape to back the picture out of the felted sweater.  This will help keep it scratch resistant and keep the image from being damaged if there is a slight spill.

STEP 5: Spread a thin layer of Gorilla Glue or other strong adhesive to the back of the paper image and any surrounding glass areas for the sweater to attach to.  Smooth the sweater in the same manner stated above for the paper image.

 STEP 6: Trim sweater if necessary and let dry. 

Then ENJOY :)

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