Step 1: SUPPLIES:
Acrylic paints & Brushes
Gloss Waterbased Polyurethane
Step 2: LINOLEUM:
The size you make your placemats depends on you. Mine are about 12 inches by 18 inches.
NOTE: Linoleum comes in many different thicknesses. If it is too thin, you can almost tear it if not careful. If the piece you have is quite thick, you will have to cut it with an Xacto knife and a metal ruler.
Also, some Linoleum has a textured backing. This is not the kind to use. Most Linoleum will have a smooth backing that is similar to a prepared canvas.