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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Russian Floral Coaster (by Carole)

Hello everyone, todays sees the first of three posts in September by our Guest Design Team member Carole Cann. Carole has created a delightful piece of home decor for your inspiration.

Carole writes:

Hello everyone, I am delighted to be here again for my September Guest Designer slot.

We all have stamps in our stash that we look at and think I must do somethink with that, as I haven't used it for ages. So I have done just that for my projects this time.
I have been meaning to make this first project for ages so what better time than now. I have used the Russian Floral Egg stamp, which I think is a really pretty design.
I made it to be a large coaster, the button is flush with the edge of the hearts.

Products used: Russian Floral Egg stamp, five 8cm wooden hearts, one 12cm circular shape to mount them onto, black Brilliance inkpad, clear embossing powder, Distress Inks to colour or watercolour pencils, Glossy Accents.

Stamp the design and immediately cover with clear embossing powder. I find it easier to ink the stamp up and place the heart onto it so you can see exactly where it is positioned. Heat emboss, being aware that the wood gets surprisingly hot. Colour the flowers and leaves.

Put Glossy Accents over the coloured areas and leave to dry thoroughly.

When the Glossy Accents is dry, colour the background. It doesn't matter if you go over the glossed areas as any gaps in the Glossy Accents will pick up the colour, giving a slightly distressed look. I then sanded around the edge lightly.

I coloured the centre of the circle before sticking the hearts in place with a good quality PVA glue. The centre will make a star shape and I found a lovely, conveniently sized, button to put in the centre. I sprayed the whole thing with a matt varvish to help protect it.
I think this would be lovely with a more Christmassy design on it, as a candle holder. Must work on that.
I have a couple of other ideas using this stamp on my blog post. Hope you'll visit.

Thank you.

See you next time, Carole.


  1. This coaster looks fabulous Carole and love the colours and the way you have mounted them together to give this really pretty shape to it. x

  2. Amazing project, so creative and such beautiful colouring on the lovely stamp!!


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