Here are 4 coasters I created for my brother for Christmas.
For this I have used wooden coasters from Bunnings, Mont Marte gesso primer, Reeves acrylic paint and gloss varnish, and graphite pencil for some sketching.
Each coaster represents native Australian flora – A bottlebrush (callistemon), gumnuts (eucalyptus leucoxylon) a waratah (telopea), and Canberra bells (correa).
Halfway through this project I realised that these probably would not be practical as coasters – the paint, when dry, was very tacky, and so was the varnish. I debated using Liquitex pouring medium, but I thought varnish would be better for hot and cold cups.
Although these won’t be used as coasters, they will still look great someplace on a shelf.
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