Friday, October 29, 2010

Christmas Gift Experimentation

Over at Sketches 4 All, there is a scary Halloween card contest right now.  I decided to take a bit different tact on the card - what do you think?

I have been thinking about making sets of coasters for friends and family members as Christmas gifts, so needed to experiment.  Modge Podge, Ultra Seal, glues, adhesives, poly-urethane?  What to do

Final conclusion

I like Modge Podge for attaching everything, then a few coats of polyurethane.  (Who wants a coaster sticking to a cup when raised?).

Below are some photos of various stages/trials.  I also learned that deco squares work great for this too!

Below is another set I am working on - first I stained the wood for this set, now to Modge Podge the layers.