Pearshaped

Pearshaped

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Going green!

Last weekend while we we were at our caravan I looked at a couple of really tatty looking coasters and decided to give them a bit of a lift….only thing is forgot to take a photo of the before - they were rather non-descript beige with a couple of squiggly lines down them but they had become a little stained with cup marks.


I dabbed Paper Artsy Fresco Snowflake all over then added a made up colour of (I think) of Sky and Toad Hall. Then Crackle glazed them. When that was dry I rubbed in copper acrylic. Stamped with a script stamp and then with some leaves from a set I bought in France two years ago

The dragonflies were from a magazine set but seemed to look just right with the reedy leaves!
My lovely friend Anne has given more then a makeover to her coasters - take a look here

I would like to enter in the following challenges
Art with Heart - 'Go Green'
Country View Challenges - 'Anything Goes'
Anything but a card - 'Green with Envy'

Thanks for looking, Chris


20 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Chris!!! LOVE the amazing textured backgrounds and the black stamping is so effective here! Amazing! hugs :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like the way you went green, and I like the way you recycled your coasters. They turned out lovely. New life and stayed out of the landfill, too.

Zue said...

So pretty, Chris!
A really useful up cycling project.
Sue x

Rupa S said...

These are just so beautiful! I love your coasters Chris and wouldn't have the heart to heat them up! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Anything But A Card this month. Good luck. Rupa.

massofhair said...

Wonderful upcycle Chris, some great colours from your mixing of Frescos and loving the stamps :-) xxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous!!! love that colour you created.

Redanne said...

You are so right Chris, it really was a great minds moment! I love, love your gorgeous drinks mats, with the beautiful silhouette pattern and wonderful crackle glaze - a brilliant up-cycle project! Thanks for the shout out too. Thanks too, for joining in Eileen's Art With Heart - Go Green challenge. Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous recycling, love the super colours.
Yvonne xx

Georgie C said...

Love the silhouette stamping on that gorgeous background, love up-cycle projects xx

Oxana Moupasiridou said...

Great idea and I believe very magical transformation ^.^ thank you for joining us at the Art with Heart March challenge

famfa said...

Lovely. Perfect for a cuppa now. Well done.
Famfa

butterfly said...

They're charming, Chris - what a lovely makeover for your coasters, and a wonderful way to have a little bit of art in everyday life!
Alison xx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Great altered coasters! Love the colour and the dragonflies!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Great altered coasters! Love the colour and the dragonflies!

Pallavi Iyer said...

Awesome alteration.The black silhouette stands out so well against the beautiful background.Thanks for playing with us at Anything but a card challenge.

Gez Butterworth said...

Stunning coasters ♥

johanna said...

These coasters are AWEsome!

Lisette Baker said...

Love how you have transformed these coasters. Thanks for joining in at ABAC this time.

Pammejo said...

Fabulous coaster you have repurposed to make them so beautiful and unique. Thanks for joining us on at Art with Heart Challenge.

Meme said...

You did a fabulous job on the coasters! What a great repurposed project!
Thanks for joining us at Art with Heart!