Wednesday, December 10, 2014

International Coasters

Although my crafting has been infrequent for the past weeks, I did finish this set of coasters for our oldest son:  they feature maps of the places he has visited outside the US.  I started with 4"x4" travertine tiles from Home Depot or Lowe's, and then Googled maps of the various locations, resizing them to fit the tile. The maps were printed in color on printer paper and applied with ModPodge; when that first  application dried, I applied another layer of ModPodge.  Finally, I applied clear, non-yellowing spray paint. (Each tile has 4 little cork circle "feet" to raise them off a surface.)  Because the tiles are relatively heavy, and our son was traveling with only a carry-on, I'm sending the coaster from Oregon to Brooklyn in the smallest flat-rate Priority Mail box. Maybe it will even fit in the skimpy mailbox of his apartment building!


Leslie Miller said...

Now that is a GREAT present for your son! Beautiful job on these and very imaginative.

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow they are absolutely gorgeous...he will love them...they will mean a lot to him. what a great idea!!

Your gorgeous brown monocromatic card arrived thank you. Will have to pick one out of my latest creations to send back to you

Lady Jane said...

Neat coasters! Such a great idea for your traveling son.