Jane Austen Coasters

If you follow my other site, Colouring Tudor History, you will see now that I am on a total "drink coaster" kick! My favorite printer, Printswell, has recently started this service and it is absolutely wonderful. Their color printing has always been the very best for my stationery products as they use an Indigo inkjet printer. This process ensures the rich, vibrant colors of a traditional offset printer at a digital printing price. This means that small business owners like me can play around with small print runs as opposed to enormous orders (we're talking thousands!) that offset printing requires. The reason offset printing has such high minimums is in part because to actually run the machine, which could not even fit in your average kitchen, requires lots of energy (people and electric). Anyway, more on that another time. Today I want to share my latest set - the Jane Austen collection! I drew these first in pencil and then added the color in Photoshop. The background floral pattern was done in pen as was my hand-lettering.

In this set of six coasters, you will find Fanny Price, Elinor Dashwood, Emma Woodhouse, Catherine Morland, Anne Elliot, and Elizabeth Bennet, each labeled with their respective novel. The set is tied together with a decorative ribbon and packaged in a gift box, ready to give as a house-warming present or keep for your own table. Whether you're at Blickling Hall or Barton Cottage, these designs are appropriate for the libation of your station.

These and more Jane Austen paper goodies are available now in my Etsy shop.