Hi Everyone!! It’s Wini from LooneyBugDesigns with your new House of Gilli Challenge today!! This time our challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! So let’s see those great projects! Create whatever your heart desires and be sure to enter it into our Inlinkz on the bottom of the page – for a chance to win a great Gilli prize!! As usual, you do not have to use a Gilli on your project, but if you do you will get 2 entries into the prize drawing!! How great is that??
Before I get to my project today - I have a VERY SPECIAL announcement for you! This week at CHA the NEW GILLI'S will be announced!! Yes that is right!! NEW GILLI'S!!! They are being released on Tuesday, July 19th!! Can you believe it?? New Gilli's!!
My sister is getting married soon, so I have been working with Bride Gilli quite a bit. I want to put together a fun little Gilli gift for her. So today’s project is a set of coasters.
These fun coasters are so easy to make. I started with some tumbled tiles from Lowes and stamped Bride Gilli with StazOn ink. Next I heat set it and then used Sharpie Markers to color her in. Make sure you do not use your Copic’s when you use StazOn ink – as you can ruin your precious markers. Now I wanted to make my coasters water proof – so after coloring them – you need to bake them in the oven for about 15-20 min. That is it – no sealer needed! I have made tiles like this before and have had no problems with them bleeding or running when wet. My sister lives in South Carolina so it is important to have a coaster that will not run when she sets her ice tea glass on it.
The tumbled tiles have grooves and flaws in some of them – so be sure to pick ones that fit with the theme you are wanting. Here is a close up of some of the tile.
I can’t wait to see what you make! Don’t forget to enter it below!!