Stenciled Felt Coasters
Make: 9 with 4″ diameter each
Materials & Tools:
1. Synthetic Felt, 2mm thickness, Grey, 12″ x 12″
2. Pre-cut plastic stencils (I used Martha Stewart 32258 Medium Stencil, Eyelet Lace and Martha Stewart 32268 Adhesive Stencil, Scrolls)
3. Foam brush (I used Martha Stewart 32243 Foam Pouncers, Set of 6) or stencil brush
4. Acrylic paints (I used Jet Stream 32121 and Purple Martin 32119)
5. Fabric Medium (optional, I didn’t use)
8. 4″ round card (you can draw it with compass)
9. Adhesive tape
10. Kitchen Towel or Paper to cover your working table and for cleaning up
Gather materials and tools as listed above.
If you are using other stencil, make sure the diameter of your felt coasters is slightly bigger that the stencil pattern, unless you want to have partial stencil design.
Trace 4″ diameter circles onto the 2mm thick synthetic felt.
Cut out the circle felt and place it at the back of the stencil.
Holding them to the light to check if the alignment is correct.
Tape them down to secure the position.
If you can’t made up your mind which color to use, sample the colors on the felt and pick the most appealing to you.
I chose to use Martha Stewart’s Acrylic Pearl paint in Jet Stream 32121 and Purple Martin 32119). I like the pearl paint that give the sheen look that shimmering with a little blink blink.
Dab the paint with the foam pouncer, don’t over saturate the foam but just wet enough to do the stenciling.
If you would like to add fabric medium, add it to the paint and stir well before dabbing the paint on the foam pouncer.
Pounce it vertically on the stencil repeated and move-on slowly. Replenish the paint if necessary.
Try to cover all the cavities but don’t over paint. Over paint will cause smearing and it looks messy.
Flip to the back, carefully take out the adhesive tape and remove the felt from the stencil.
Border completed. Set aside and do the other pieces.
Wash stencil if needed especially when the accumulated paint on the stencil is too thick.
It is safe to touch the stenciled acrylic paint after about 10 minutes, though not thoroughly dry but it is safe to work on the surface.
Place the center piece stencil on the center of the felt coasters. This stencil has adhesive backing, so it stick on nicely, otherwise, use adhesive tape to secure it in place.
Repeat the stenciling process on the centerpiece.
Let the stenciled felt coasters dry over night before using it.
You can also stencil the felt before cutting it out. This will give you asymmetrical and random print, just to make things more fun and interesting.
Align the stencil carefully in correct spacing to get a symmetrical print pattern, otherwise, just stencil randomly.
The look of my whole piece of felt after stencil with symmetrical pattern.
I did another center piece stenciling after cut out the stenciled printed felt.