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reethi
« on: May 17, 2006 09:59:51 PM »

I'm trying to make my boyfriend some coasters, except I don't know how - hoping someone can help?

I have these cork coasters that I'm trying to glue some photos on. But I figure to be useful as coasters, I'll need to seal them pretty well, so the paper doesn't get soaked through. Problem is, I have not the slightest idea what product to use.

Help?

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2006 11:00:19 AM »

ooh.. I saw on the martha stewart website some coasters a while back.. lemme see if I can find it..
yep!
http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=stv330001&contentGroup=MARTHA&layout=martha

You can just use your pics instead of playing cards.. hope that helps!
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2006 11:19:34 AM »

Thanks!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2006 11:29:36 AM »

I checked out that site and it looks like she's showing how to paint a glass coaster using a template and then to put felt on the back of it.

It sounds like what you want is to use a sealant on the top of the pictures.  You're using cork coasters, right?  Let me see if I can find something else for you.

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2006 11:33:23 AM »

Here's a great tutorial and it sounds like what you want:

http://spaces.msn.com/jan-on-ice/blog/cns!EB56F863769826C0!1172.entry

It was done by someone here on craftster!

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Beachgardengal
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2007 05:48:14 PM »

I use resin.  Works great!
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2007 01:53:30 PM »

clear contact paper?

like the kind used to line drawers and make stencils, just use a small squeegee/the back of a knife to get the bubbles out.
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