Saturday 20 April 2019

2019 #5 Maps & Plans: A Couple of Coasters with JoFY {by Claire Snowdon}

2019 Topic 5: Maps & Plans

Inspiring projects need not be large as Claire shows perfectly tonight. She's got some great ideas combining washi and Infusions and a classy colour scheme to boot.

Hi everyone, it's Claire Snowdon here on the PaperArtsy blog with you today, and I'd like to share with you a couple of coasters I made for the Maps and Plans topic.

To make a start with this project I first gathered all the maps from my stash and spread them out for a look. The one that caught my eye most from the picture below was the nice pinkish hues of the map in the top left.  It was an old map of Utah which I acquired somewhere along the way.....I haven't ever been there!

I took two coaster blanks and gave them a couple of light coats of Vanilla PaperArtsy Fresco Finish.  I then decided to add washi tape to them; these ones are from a collection by Prima.  A little sprinkle of infusions gave them some vintage colour: I used Raspberry and Slime.


I stamped the images from JoFY stamp sets JoFY75 and JoFY76 onto the Utah map and cut them out. I tried to stamp them onto different areas of colour on the map then cut out individual elements from the flowers and layered the images up onto the coasters.


I added shading around the flowers with a grey Pitt pen to give a little depth to the images.

I added a few of the Tim Holtz chit chat stickers before giving them three coats of PaperArtsy Satin Glaze to seal them.  The finishing touch was some Renaissance Treasure Gold around the edges for a little bit of bling!

I really enjoyed creating these little coasters.  The layering of the map elements is an easy way to create pops of colour in an otherwise neutral project.

Thanks for visiting the PaperArtsy blog today - I hope you'll join in with the theme ! 


Miriam said...

Love your coasters Claire.. .. Fabulous

Helen said...

oh, Claire, I love these!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

These look so effective, Claire! Stunning!

Etsuko said...

Fantastic project Claire. xx

craftytrog said...

Love these Claire! X

Chris said...

Gorgeous project Claire! x