If you love decorating with lemons. Make these cute lemon coasters using a lemon stamp. They make the cutest gifts.
What is the best tiles to use for stamping.
The best tiles are tumble marble. Tumbled tiles have a very soft, smooth and worn out antique look on them. Tumbling is a method in which stones sand and water to a drum. The drum is tumbled with these materials, the rocks and sand rubs on to the surface of the stone to give a tumbled finish to it.
In this tutorial I used leftover honed marble tiles from my bathroom. Honed tile is when the stone slab has been ground to a smooth surface. It’s right before the polish part.
Supplies for Stamped Lemon Coasters
Tile: Tumbled or honed marble.
Stamp: I used a lemon stamp that I purchased from Etsy.
Ink: This is the best one to use on porous surfaces.
Sealer: I sprayed this sealer over the marble and let dry.
How To Stamp Lemon Coasters
Clean the tile to remove any particles.
I used a blotter to add the yellow ink (Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn Multi-Surface Ink pad, Sunflower Yellow ) the lemon portion of the stamp.
Do the same using the green ink for the leaves.
Now place the stamp over the clean tile. Press firmly and remove carefully with out messing the ink.
It came out perfect. If you feel it needs more ink, you can wipe off with acetone and start from scratch. Make sure after using acetone you wash it off and let dry.
Step 5. Bake in oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool and apply sealer. I used a tile sealer. I sprayed the tile with the sealer and let dry for a few hours.