' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Complementary coasters

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Complementary coasters

And the holiday season finishes with a whimper... not much to rejoice, so I am thankful for the enjoyment I get from crafting. Not quite sure what is going to happen this September school wise but at least our Country View Challenge is kicking off as expected.

This month Evelyn has chosen Complementary colours as the theme. I'm guessing lots of you will already know what complementary colour pairs are, but if not, any decent search engine should give you the necessary explanations.

Today I chose my favourite "male" colour scheme with blue-orange as the complementary pair.

I used alcohol inks with a plastic palette, alcohol lift ink and polymer plate to lift the print onto my MDF coasters, which I had first prepared with Gesso.

I cleaned up on separate pieces of cardstock, waste not want not... and on a whim added gold foil on what appeared to be still sticky.

Then, I simply stamped quotes from Paper Artsy set HP1901 and HP1206. I have a few more coasters to do so I will leave the finishing for some other time, but these will need protecting with several layers of varnish, preferably one that can take high temperatures for hot drinks.

Over to you now, have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the SSS Wednesday and Paperbabe  challenges.


  1. I love your coasters, dear Christine, such an amazing idea! Your background turned out gorgeous (I should use my Alcohol Inks, didn´t take them out for ages).
    Have a wonderful September!
    Evelyn xxx

  2. Very clever and look really great xxx

  3. Great project, lovely coasters and the background are lush. Happy creative week, Angela xxx

  4. Lovely coasters and great colours. These are my colour pair for my 2nd make...but a very feminine piece! Happy September xx

  5. I've been such a bad blogger this week (rather a lot of reorganising to do) so my apologies for for being so later popping in to look at your lovely creation.

    B x

  6. What a fabulous idea, love your choice of colour they would have to be mine too. Always good to see a new monthly challenge at Country View Challenges and super happy to see you have shared with us over @ Paperbabe Stamps.
    Happy September, creative wishes Tracey (DT)

  7. Love them ! Love this combo too ! Have a happy September !
    Corrie x

  8. Practical and beautiful pieces!!! I love the marble effect you achieved with the the mentioned technique!!! Great job!!! Have a nice September!!! xx

  9. These are fabulous Christine, I love hand made coasters, so much more interesting than shop bought ones. Take care and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

  10. I love these Christine. A great project.

  11. Love those colourful backgrounds and the bold quotes work brilliantly against them.
    Alison x