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Topic: How to Ruin A Perfectly Good Set of Collectiable Dawn of the Dead Cards (Table)  (Read 2653 times)
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« on: November 20, 2011 02:31:27 PM »

At last year's Famous Monsters Convention in Indy, DH picked up a couple of sets of Horror Trading Cards. They sat on our mantle for over a year until he mentioned how cool it would be to put them on the coffee table and cover them in resin.

He decided that the set to be sacrificed would be the Original Dawn of the Dead set. I agreed and immediately went to Michael's with a 40% off coupon and purchased the 32oz kit of Envirotex Lite.

Here is a before shot, the table had been painted black a couple of years ago and had a great distressed feel.


It took 3 coats to properly cover the cards, and we did the first coat outside. We failed to cover it, and several bugs committed suicide in the sticky substance. We did the final 2 coats inside after we realized that the resin was very low odor and probably wouldn't kill us or the cats. We also had to buy another 8 oz kit to do the final coat.

It took 72 hours to do the hard cure, but we could actually knock on it after about 8 hours. I went ahead and did another coat of poly to the rest of the table to give it a high gloss sheen.

The final product, which DH was completely happy with.

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011 03:03:08 PM »

That is so awesome!! And I want those cards, omg!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011 03:35:52 PM »

Looks awesome! I'm hoping to do this or a mosaic to our coffee table.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011 04:37:49 PM »

Melby- Thanks! I never knew they existed until that convention!  Amazon sells them too!

Thanks Penguinsoup- it was super easy.  I highly suggest the Envirotex product that Michael's sells, it makes the mixing and measuring less complicated.
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011 04:52:14 PM »

Great idea, awesome job!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2011 10:19:26 PM »

That is so cool!  You guys did a great job!
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011 06:10:33 AM »

ooooooooooooooooo this was just the idea i was looking for!!!!!! did u just glue the cards down? then used the resin over top??
AWESOME JOB!!! I think I have a spare set of nightmare b4 xmas cards i could use.......oooooooooo this sounds tempting!!!! lol

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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011 12:54:07 PM »

GrindHouseHussy19(awesome s/n).  I did use elmer's school glue, but it didn't adhere to the cards all that well. So the cards did lift a bit on the corners.  Gorilla glue would have been a better choice.  I say go for it, I think Nightmare before Christmas would be a good choice for a table top!  Be sure to post if you do! 
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2011 04:34:01 AM »

Thx for the glue tip HorrorCraft!!! When I do I will post pics fur sure!!! lol

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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012 05:43:57 PM »

That table is awesome, and that coaster is hilarious.
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