Ever since we remodeled our bathroom six years ago, I’ve been using sample tiles as coasters on my nightstand. They match the style of my home and they are quite sturdy. But somehow, something was missing. They didn’t look intentional. So, I decided to change that. With a little bit of cork and a hand stamp I created a finished coaster that has a bit of purpose and pizazz.
E6000 Craft Glue
Acrylic Block for Stamps
Stazon Ink Pad
Minwax Finishing Paste (not shown)
In addition, some of the tiles are a lot more porous than others. The hand stamps work best on those tiles with less pores, especially if there is a very specific pattern. So, you may want to buy a couple packages of tiles so you can pick and choose which tiles will work best.
To protect my furniture from scratching, I decided to put a backing on the coasters. I had a roll of cork from a previous project, which I thought would do the trick. I cut the cork in 3 1/2″ squares. Then, I brushed E6000 craft clue along all four sides of the tile. (Be sure to use an old brush that you dedicate to glue projects.)
After I had chosen my design, I placed the clear stamp securely on the acrylic block, pressed the stamp on the ink pad, and then stamped the tile. It’s important to use the Stazon brand of ink pad. It’s a permanent ink that won’t bleed. ( I bought my stamp supplies at Michael’s Craft Store.)
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