Sunday, 20 March 2011

Beer Mats with a Heart

At the Gingersnaps group there is an art exchange going on.   The swap is Beer Mats decorated however you please but they must have at least one heart on them.

On of the mountain of things on shelves here gathering dust waiting for me to use were these beer mats.   Their time has come!

Painted each of them with Black Gesso.   When dry stamped and embossed in WOW very fine gold the different images.   Three of these have been coloured with Sakura pens so vibrant against the black.  The forth (top right) the heart was filled in with Viva gloss paint which cracked a little perhaps it was to thick in places?   Anyhow that gave me the idea of going over the top with crackle glaze.

These will be winging their way in the post for the swap later in the week.   The swap is open to all members of the easy to join group, swaps to be with the hosts by the 1st April so you have time!

Sue's challenge this week at Tanda Teaser is to use gold on your work, abundance of gold here!   The hearts used on all the Sakura coloured mats are from Tanda.  


  1. Fabulous with the gold and black Zoe, and interesting designs.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  2. Really striking piece with the gold and the black. Love it.
    Kind Regards Florence.

  3. Oh my gosh,
    What incredible beer bats--WOW!!! I didn't even know that they sold black gesso...I'm wondering why I've never seen it. You sure did a fabulous job on these--they're perfection.

    Thanks so much for visiting the magazine and leaving a comment too!

  4. I love these Zoe, and the candy arrived on my birthday, which after the week that we had had, was a wonderful surprise. completely made my day and a fantastic card for me to add to my sideboard. thanks for sending it so quickly, hugs heidi x

  5. They are all gorgeous, super colours

  6. Gorgeous creations Zoe, love the metalics against the black xxxx

  7. The black gesso is a perfect backdrop for your beermats Zoe, they are all lovely. Annette x

  8. These look so cool- I love the colours and the gold and black together very eye catching x

  9. gosh how effective are these hun,the colurs go perfectly together making striking designs,hugs cheryl xxxxx

  10. gorgeous coasters! love the mardi gras colors. xo

  11. These are wonderful!! Such a brilliant idea to decorate on black, great result!

    I loved the pictures of your cat-family..they are adorable!

  12. Fantastic beer mats love the colours really effective against the black. Wouldn't want to put my pint on those !


  13. Hi Zoe,
    Sorry not to get back to you sooner...lovely beer mats. I like the top right hand corner one best!

    Thanks for joining in with the teaser!


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