Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Altered beer-mat

First of all, thank you all for the lovely comments you have beeen leaving me recently. I have been on holiday and for the past 10 days have had no internet connections,  the joys of having a family who love to off road landrovers.  I was pleased I left a couple of things on scheduled posts. I will be catching up with you all soon, my craftroom is out of bounds till all the washing and ironing have been  done and put away.

This is my piece for the current  Try it on Tuesdays challenge, which is to alter anything. There is a voucher for the Craft Barn up for grabs, so pop over and get the details.
So, how did I alter this beermat. First of all out came my colour tester pots of matt emulsion paints. Blue for the base, let it dry. A covering of diluted PVA glue, I leave this until it is  tacky. Last of all a covering of   magnolia. a colour most of us will have heard about. I always love to see the crackles appearing when this dries out. The Daisies are Joanna Sheene's coloured with acrylic paints. I think I will be coating this with clear varnish, so I can use it as a  coffee cup coaster on my desk.
Thankyou for stopping by, I appreciate you visiting me.


  1. Hi Yvonne. This is lovely. Great idea to varnish it and use it as a coaster.
    Regards Florence x

  2. Glad you had a good holiday Yvonne, loving your beermat, such a lovely background. Annette x

  3. Great job on the coaster! Love the crackle background!!

  4. Fab job on the painting Yvonne the flowers look almost 3D! Nice to see you back and I'm assuming you had a good holiday? Or is off roading not your favourite pastime:)
    Val x

  5. I simply adore this alteration, I am going to give it a whirl. Thanks. Caz

  6. That is one very beautiful beer mat for sure and great to know how you altered it.

    Chrissie xx

  7. Wonderful piece Yvonne. The technique sounds interesting. Maybe you could alter the iron I am having a little giveaway. Check it out...Donna

  8. Lovely coaster! Good idea to seal it . It would be a shame not to use it and see it everyday.
    Keep well