Saturday, November 13, 2010

Deck the Halls Blog Hop

TAC Deck the Halls Blog Hop

Welcome to my little spot in The Angel Company’s Deck the Halls Blog Hop.   I made a coaster set using this adorable stamp set Perky Penguins.

TAC penguin coasters 1

These are the first two in the set.  I stamped the images with black Staz-On ink onto ceramic tiles.  I also stamped snowflakes from Ornamental Snowflakes with Brilliance ink.  I then baked them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.  After they cooled, I colored them with Bic Mark-It permanent markers.  I really like using these for tiles as the colors stay so vibrant.  You could probably use Copic markers, but I haven’t tried them for this yet.  I guess I am more comfortable sticking with what I have used successfully in the past.  After coloring them, I baked them again for about 15 minutes.  I then sprayed them with two coats of clear gloss acrylic spray.  I usually use a matte spray on my coaster tiles, but I wanted a little shine to them and this worked perfectly.

TAC penguin coasters 2

Here are the other two coasters in the set.  You can see the snowflakes a little better in this picture.  For the snowflakes, I used Brilliance Platinum Planet and Moonlight White ink.   I then added some felt to the bottom of the tiles so they would not scratch any surfaces.  It also adds a really nice finished look to them.

TAC penguin coasters packaged

Here they are all bundled up ready for gift giving.  I just wrapped some Baker’s twine a couple times around them and tied it in a little bow.  I love how cute they turned out.

Be sure to stop by The Savvy Projects Blog to see the full list of participants.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

~Karen

20 comments:

Debra Miller said...

Great gift idea Karen!

Sandy said...

Great gift! The twine is perfect for them.

Chris said...

So wonderful Karen! You always do such beautiful work and what a great set!

Karen S said...

I Love this! You make me want to try stamping on tiles.

Lorraine said...

Oh Karen, this is a perfect gift! Those images and your coasters are adorable!

Seleise said...

these are super cute and thanks for the tutorial too! love how you wrapped them up too!

Teresa Jenkins said...

So pretty!Thanks for sharing!

Eva said...

Great tiles karen...love the use of the bakers twine!

Anna said...

Great project! Love making these, and love that you used the penguins to make them.

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this awesome gift!!

StampinCarol said...

These are very wintery! Just so cute! I haven't stamped on tiles in years....

Christine said...

Good job, love em!

Tricia said...

What a cute set!!! I love them and they'll be such a great gift!!

Chelsea said...

great tiles!

Sharon said...

Those will be great gifts.

Glittered Paws said...

Great job - I haven't stamped on tile for quite some time - these are really really cute.

Michelle said...

Thanks for the information...I've always wanted to try making my own coasters but haven't taken the plunge yet. Maybe now I will :D Yours are adorable!

Angela K said...

Great project, what a wonderful gift! TFS

Cindy said...

Wonderful Coasters Karen. Love the little image and how these turned out.

Barb said...

So cute! And what a fabulous giftie for someone :)