Make This: “Glamouflage” Coasters
Last week, I stumbled upon Parima Creative Studio and fell head over heels for their fine art prints. This one, in particular. I love the painterly quality and the look of glam camo. I immediately knew I wanted to use this technique to make something crafty and I happened to have a stack of plain cork coasters waiting to be tszujed up .
Making these is fairly simple, and imperfections are totally welcomed. In fact, the more random your strokes, the better. I absolutely loved how they turned out and the process was totally cathartic – something about watching these guys come to life,one color at a time, was really satisfying.
I sort of want to “glamouflage” everything now. I think I’ll continue using this inspiration on other mediums – canvas shoes, perhaps? I hope you dig this craft as much as I do!! It really opened my eyes to abstract painting, and made me feel confident that I can create something beautiful without having to be too careful or calculated.
Now go off and create!
p.s. I think these would make a wonderful hostess gift, a fun activity at a shower, or even place cards & favors at a wedding – just tie each with twine or ribbon, add a name and table number, and voila!
Choose your favorite acrylic paint colors, use the tape to mask off the edges if necessary (I just went for it, I’m crazy like that!).
Give each color a few minutes to dry before applying the next.
I kind of like the color palette below, maybe next time I’ll stick with just one or two color families.