Block printed fabric decoupage experience
I know I am on a decoupage spree but then this is what happens when I start crafting. I end up being obsessed with just one craft until I get fed up and decide not to do it for another 3 months! So this time the highlight is on decoupage, mdf products and now fabric decoupage! Previously I had shared tutorials on blue pottery inspired handpainted serving tray, paper decoupaged serving tray and now its a fabric decoupaged coaster set with holder. Never give up until you have researched all horizons I say! Read on to know how used an old dress of mine to create these pretty little indian blockprinted fabric decoupage coasters 🙂
Materials used in this fabric decoupage tutorial :
- Fabric of your design. Preferably thin cotton. I cut out pieces from a discarded kurti.
- primer/white paint for base coat.
- mod podge or any decoupage glue.
- Coaster sets ( I bought MDF ones from craftslane)
- Clear varnish ( mine is from Asian paints)
- Acrylic colors that compliment colors of your fabric ( mine is fevicryl pearl acrylic shade)
How I made these fabric decoupage coaster sets:
I have to confess I got the courage to even try this because of this video from youtube by yelling yellow.
The fabric is so pretty and colorful – I wish I had the same fabric to cover mine too! The first thing is you need coasters for this and you can either do it on new ones are revamp your old ones. The ones in yelling yellow tutorial is round but I had square ones which work too.
You need to choose good fabric that is preferably thin cotton so that its easy to cut and stays put while gluing. As a thumb rule always paint your base white or prime it so that your mod podge adheres well and also your fabric color payoff is good.
I used Asian paints apcolite white emulsion paint which dries matte as a base coat. I had a coaster holder too so I painted it too all sides with white. Before you start mod podging, have a rough idea of where you are going to glue and where you are going to paint. My design might not appeal to everybody but I liked it so I went ahead with it. I decided to keep fabric on one side of all coasters and matching pearl blue shade on edges and opposite base. For the coaster holder, the fabric was designed to cover the inner base and outer two sides, the rest areas being in pearl blue shade.
So basically the fabric cutouts I required were 5 squares for coasters, one square for inside base of coaster holder and 2 rectangles for outer coaster holder sides. I measured them roughly and cut the fabric out with about 1cm excess on all sides . Oh by the way did I mention the fabric I used was an old kurti of mine which had understated blue blockprint designs?
I applied a lavish coat of mod podge ( because the fabric was going to absorb much) and placed the fabric along the center with the extra bits along the edges. As you might’ve seen in the video, I pulled the fabric from all edges to remove the creases and hold it tight. With help of fingers also you can remove creases and secure the fabric properly.
Once it is dry, you can cut out the extra edges of the fabric using a scissors as well. The fabric might still look blunt on the coaster but that’s not an issue. Take your sand paper and lightly sand the edges. I would recommend slow swiping motion from top to bottom and not along the edge of the coaster because the threads might start coming out that way. Once all edges have been done, apply a top coat of mod podge and secure.
Once the mod podge was dry, I painted the edges and opposite base with fevycril blue pearl paint and applied varnish all over after drying.
Coaster holder :
My plan for the holder did not execute will because of some measurement issues! The inner base piece was a little small and did not cover the whole base but I managed to hide it by giving a blue border along the fabric to fill in the uneven gap.
I was assuming that the fabric might expand so I had cut a little lesser dimension which was a mistake. I followed same procedure of primer–>mod podge–>fabric–>mode podge–>paint–>varnish as like in the case of coasters.
In the below picture, I have brushed the bottom edge with sand paper and top edge is just cut closely with scissors. You can see the difference right? Brushing with sand paper gives a more softer look which is perfect.
Here are some final pictures of fabric decoupage coaster set and I hope you guys will like it 🙂
Stay tuned for more updates and crafts on this blog 🙂 See you next week till then cya!!!