Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Farmhouse Style Coasters

For Christmas, my husband gave me a laser printer. He couldn't understand why a printer would be at the top of my list, but I'm sure some of you creative people understand!
I do a lot of projects where an ink jet printer just won't do. Now I don't have to print, then drive to Staples to make laser copies. I'm very excited about that!

I've made a lot of stone coasters over the years using the technique where you apply a transfer medium, apply an image face down, let dry, then wet the paper & rub it away. Here are a couple of my first projects with my new printer using that technique...
For these coasters I used a photo I took at night of our old courthouse

For this one I used a photo I took of Starr's Mill. You might recognize it from the movie, Sweet Home Alabama (even though this is Georgia). 
For the courthouse and Starr's Mill coasters I used Dixie Belle's Gator Hide as the transfer medium.

But then I heard about SRTransfer Paper and had to try it. 

I found an image on the Graphics Fairy website that I liked and I resized it to be 4" x 4". I then printed the image in reverse so that the writing wouldn't be backwards once transferred. 

 For this project, I used ModPodge photo transfer medium.
I coated both the paper & a 4" x 4" stone tile with the medium...

 I laid the image printed side down onto the tile and let dry for several hours.
 I saturated the paper with water, then laid wet paper towels on it and let sit for 15 minutes.
 Then I pulled the paper up and it left the image. No rubbing away paper involved!
 I gave the coasters 3 coats of Gator Hide to protect them and make them water repellent.
I tested them out by letting a glass sweat on them and they held up perfectly.

 I tested them out with a hot drink too. No problem!

 It was so easy!
One thing I like better about the other technique is that you see more of the stone. So there will be times when I prefer one technique over the other. But for this project, I give the SRTransfer paper a big thumbs up!

You can find the SRtransferpaper HERE.

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  1. You had me at no rubbing! I love how crisp the image comes out with this transfer method and must give it a try. I've never heard of SRTransfer Paper and all I can find when doing an online search is embroidery transfer paper. Where did you buy it, Virginia?

    1. I found the paper on ETSY. Here is the link... https://www.etsy.com/de/shop/SRtransferpaper?fbclid=IwAR0vX0cB091gMH7NgIepirq6ynYl6fOczbnIXuz2Bohwvs2XxxDV_szzHbE

  2. These are so cute! Thanks for the inspiration. I've never tried this process but just might give it a try.

  3. I love these and am thinking that something like this would make great presents. Where did you find the coaster base?

    1. Thanks Candy. The base is a stone tile from Floor & Decor.

  4. What a great project and tutorial! I've used Graphic Fairy to make several vintage party invitations. I'm gonna give this a try, as in my black and white kitchen and bar these would look great.

  5. What a great way to make personalized coasters. And they look amazing!

  6. This is such a great project I will have to try! Pinning to my farmhouse crafts board!

    Where can I find the tranfer paper?
    Amber ~ https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com

    1. Thanks Amber. You can find the paper at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SRtransferpaper

  7. Once again you've shown me a new method and product to try! These coasters turned out fabulous! I especially love the image you chose -- farmhouse decor always wins with me:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen


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