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You may remember this box of tiles I got at a yard sale for $1.00.
I prepared them for my decoupage. As always, I used Elmer’s white glue.
I bought some calendars at the dollar tree. Each calendar came with a small identical calendar.
They were the perfect size for these tiles. In this photo, I have just put a coat of glue on top of the calendar pieces. When you do this step for the first time, you will have glue under your paper and over your paper within a few minutes of each other. During this step you will need to make sure that you get your paper smooth and get out any wrinkles and air bubbles. I use my fingers as a “squeegee” to remove air bubbles, working from the center outward. If you leave any wrinkles or air bubbles at this point, you will not be able to remove them later.
You can barely see the lines showing through on the lighter backgrounds.
These were very scenic calendars with inspirational quotes on each page.
I put several coats of glue on top.
After all the coats of glue and polycrylic I added these little cork pads to the corners on the back of the coasters, just like I did with my Santa coasters.