The term “mixed media art” is a broad definition that covers many arts and crafts, including collage, assemblage (both 2D and 3D), altered objects, including books and boxes, handmade greeting cards, artist trading cards (ATCs) and tags, art journalling and book making.
Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Today I am showing how to make coasters.
When we were looking at flooring for our dining room, I grabed some sample wood pieces of wood flooring. And of course I kept them knowing I could find something to do with them. (rolling eyes here) Well, I looked at them and thought coasters for our new living room furniture.
Here is what I did...
After painting each piece with a sample paint I had purchased from Home Depot, I then
took tissue paper and stamped a script stamp all over it and then tore it up to the size I wanted for each piece of wood.
I then used my Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste to glue it down on top of the wood. Then took an old book I had laying around (everything is laying around, imagine that) called Time-Life Encyclopedia Of Gardening called Roses. I picked the pictures I wanted and tore them out of the book where I then used my Decoupage glue to adhere them down.
When that layer of Decoupage was dry, I gave it another 3 coats letting them dry in between each coat. Then took my Helmar Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish and gave them a good spray. Now I figure I need to put some kind of padding on the back so the wood does not scratch my end tables and coffee table so I cut up pieces of fun foam and glued that to the back of each piece using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive And they are done. Now, you don't have to use them for coasters, you could put picture hanging hardware on the back and make mini wall hangings with them.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all of Helmar's glues and varnishes they have to offer and I am sure you will find all your glue needs there!