Today I am so stinking excited. Like mondo big time ecstatic and I’m actually writing this post in real time which isn’t exactly the norm. Also, my hair looks fabulous today and that is always very pleasing :)
You may have seen on my tweets or my instagram pics that I’ve become a Darby Smart designer… And today my very first Darby Smart kit is available for you to purchase! Why is this awesome? Besides the fact that I’m an obvious fan of the DB because it gives crafters the opportunity to make exactly what I do without having to hunt down all of the supplies. You click, order and everything you need to do what I do is mailed to you. I LOVE it!
But let’s get on with the tutorial, shall we?
For this project you will need:
These Handmade Charlotte stencils are the bomb. And I haven’t used that phrase in a long, long time but they totally are. Remove random bits and pieces from your geometric stencils to cover your leather coaster.
Oh, and a quick tip… see the one in the corner that looks like raindrops. Super cute, right? A super pain in the neck to burn with the curves if you aren’t very practiced with using a wood burner, which I’m not so keep that in mind.
Mark the shapes directly onto your coaster. You can use stencils or hand draw your shapes. I went with cute Handmade Charlotte Stencils though they aren’t included in the kit. You can grab those at Darby Smart here!
Use your burner to trace over the pen marks and make some slashes and whatnot occasionally to make the pattern interesting. I used the tip that is kind of a long line and it helped me make some great lines for each shape!
Finally take your cold marker and color in any shape you didn’t burn extra lines or decorative items in.
And you’re done! How simple was that? This is a great way to get into using a wood burner plus with the geometric and gold are totally in.
I will warn you to do this project with the fan going or the windows open because burning leather smells awful. Just awful. But with a little breeze you’ll hardly notice at all!
So what do you think? Are you a fan of my leather coasters kit? Will you be buying one? I hope so! Click here to check the kit out and buy your own!