Friday, July 23, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Coasters & ATCs

Alice in Wonderland Coasters made with Lost Coast Designs stamps
and scanned pages from the book.
Pages from the Alice in Wonderland book make such a fun background for these Lost Coast Designs stamps.  I didn't want to tear pages from the book so I scanned pages, printed them on copy paper.  I used a laser printer.  If you want to try this but only have an ink jet printer you should photocopy the page that prints because the ink will run during some of the steps of this process.

To make these coasters I aged the printed scans with walnut ink diluted with water to about 1/5th the strength of Tsukineko Walnut Ink spray.  I simply poured a little into an empty spritz bottle and added water.  I find I prefer it pretty week because I can always spray again if I want it darker. 

I used a pulpboard coaster as my base but since these will be covered, chipboard works just as well.  I then applied Perfect Paper Adhesive (PPA) to the face of the coaster and spread it with my finger and pressed it onto the back of the printed, aged paper and trimmed around the coaster leaving about 1/2".

To wrap the paper I made 3-4 cuts in each corner and pulled the pieces of the corner in to glue them with PPA and then wrapped the edges around and glued them the same way.  The back will get covered so it doesn't matter how it looks on the back.

After the PPA dried I stamped and decorated the coasters the way I wanted, making sure I used permanent ink that wouldn't bleed in the final step.  I also made sure I kept them non-dimensional so they could be used as coasters.  Finally, I covered the tops with PPA.  PPA dries flexible and clear and is water-resistant.  The backs can be covered with felt cork or craft foam.

The faux book pages also make fun ATCs as well.  I just printed smaller versions of the pages on card stock and cut them to ATC size.
Downloadable Book Pages to Print on Copy Paper or Cardstock
Mad Tea Party
Who Stole the Tarts?
Down the Rabbit Hole
Mock Turtle

We also created some printable quotes from Alice in Wonderland that would be fun to embellish collage art or cards with
Alice in Wonderland Quotes

Lost Coast Alice in Wonderland Stamps
Walnut Ink
Pulpboard Coasters (chipboard can be used as well)
Perfect Paper Adhesive
Lost Coast Long Swirl
Luni Stamps Mini stamps
Various Memento Ink Pads
Various VersaMagic Ink Pads
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Fun foam, felt or cork for backing


  1. Thank you so much for the PDF links for the text pages and the Alice quotes. Can't wait to try using them to create my own coasters.

  2. So amazing!! I cant wait to try these out :)

  3. Thank you for the PDF files and quotes! I appreciate you sharing your work and ideas!!

  4. What a great gift idea...thanks for the background files...can't wait to use!

  5. thanks for the PDF's! I can't wait to try these out.

  6. Was its. Wonderful idea. I really love the look. TFS.

  7. Wonderful idea - love the look too.