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Technique Tuesday: Mixed Media in Pink

Count Your Blessings: Altered Coaster


Hi everyone!  My name is Daniela Dobson and I am so excited to be sharing my first guest design team project with you! I am starting to decorate for Fall and I noticed that I was missing some personal touches and my own creative pieces around the house. That is how this little 4 x 4 inch altered coaster became a permanent display piece. This is a coaster from a restaurant that I got long time ago. You can use a piece of chipboard from a cereal boxes that you cut to the size you want.


1.  Start by painting a chipboard coaster with white Gesso. After it is dry add color using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (Aqua#126, 176, 250, 183, 115, 105).

2.  Add water to blend all the colors. Leave some white showing in places.


3.   Add Gold Champagne Gelatos™ and Silver Ice Gelatos™ to the edges and bled using your finger.

4.  Add ink using Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Dark Naples Ochre (BB#184) to the back of a rubber stamp.


5. Stamp on the background.

6. Add Metallic Melon Gelatos™ to the edges using a stencil. Blend with your fingers. 


7.  Add Taffy paint to the edges using the same stencil. To finish it off, add a few dots of color using  Gold PITT® Artist Pen (Gold#250).

8.  For the flower, scribble Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (Aqua#126, 176, 115, 105) on a scrap piece of paper. Add water with a paintbrush to mix the colors and paint the flower. Paint the pearl center with Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Pale Geranium Lake (BB#121) and Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Dark Naples Ochre (BB#184). Stamp fabric tag with leaves and Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Dark Naples Ochre (BB#184).


  1. 9.  Wrap twine around the coaster and tie in a bow. Adhere tag, leaf and flower. Stamp sentiment on Kraft cardstock and cut out. Add Gold Champagne Gelatos™ to the edges and adhere to the front. Add some washi tape to a pin and tuck behind the flower.







Thanks so much for stopping by today.



Supplies list:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: Red Aquarelle (Aqua#126)

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: Yellow Aquarelle (Aqua#115)

Mixed Media Sampler: Yellow - Yellow Aquarelle (Aqua #105), Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Dark Naples Ochre (BB#184)

Mixed Media Sampler: Metallics – Gold Aquarelle (Gold#250), Gold PITT® Artist Pen (Gold#250), Gold Champagne Gelatos™ and Silver Ice Gelatos™

Mixed Media Sampler: Red – Metallic Melon Gelatos™, Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Pale Geranium Lake (BB#121)

Mixed Media Aquarelles and Ink: Neutral – Neutral Aquarelle (Aqua#176, Aqua#183)


Other supplies:

Coaster or chipboard

Kraft cardstock

Liquitex Acrylic Gesso

Impression Obsession stamps (Count Your Blessings, French Ledger, Fall/Winter Border)

Maya Road tag

Prima flower and leaf

The Crafters Workshop template

Therm O Web Adhesive

K&Company pin

Freckled Fawn Washi tape

Plaid paint Taffy



Daniela Dobson

My name is Daniela and I live in Dallas, TX. I am married to Peter and we have a little boy, Alex, who is 4 years old. He keeps me busy and my days are filled taking care of him. I have been scrapbooking and stamping for over 10 years. I love recording every day moments, especially now, with my son. I like using a variety of products and techniques to create lasting memories.


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Heather T

This is very pretty, Daniela. Both the colours and the textures you chose work beautifully together


Fantastic project, TFS Suzanne


what a beautiful little piece to showcase!

Patti J.

Daniela, this is beautiful! Thanks for the step-by-step directions!

Katie B.

Such a pretty and serene project. I love the colors. Thanks for showing the step by step. I don't have gelatos, so it is interesting to see how people use them. Love the fabric and flower also! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

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