Contributor post by Penelope and Pip (as seen in our June Lookbook)
Colour blocking is, as you know, pretty fantastic.
Today, we want to show you how to dress up your table a sure-fire way to please all your colour block fancying friends!
Let's get started with materials:
1. Wooden coasters (you can get these from your local craft store)
2. Acrylic paint
3. Paint brush
4. Paint tray
5. Masking tape
6. Gold spray
7. Clear glaze spray
Once you have collected all of your materials, it will take you no time at all to make these coasters sparkly and pretty.
Step 1: Mask off half of each coaster diagonally
Step 2: Using a different colour for each coaster, paint half of each coaster and leave to dry.
Step 3: Depending on your paint's drying time, come back and give each coaster another coat so the colours are crisp and thick.
could actually leave the coasters like this with the wooden side
exposed and then finish with a clear varnish. However, I like a bit of
sparkle, so if you do too, it's time to add the gold!
4: Mask off the painted side this time (be sure they are completely dry
or the paint will peel when the masking tape is removed.
Now spray paint each side using a gold spray paint. Allow to dry and remove the tape.
Step 5: Varnish each coaster with a clear lacquer to protect them from any liquid.
Now all you need to do, is invite some friends over for drinks!
Rachael is an illustrator from Brisbane, Australia and is the creator of the whimsical world of Penelope and Pip. You can sneak a peek at her illustrations and see what other projects and adventures are inspiring her on her blog too.
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