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Topic: How to make these cardboard coasters impermeable, impervious and waterproof?!  (Read 6861 times)
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« on: September 02, 2009 05:39:53 PM »

Hi everyone!

I am a live-in caretaker for a man with a developmental disability and we try really hard for homemade Christmases, usually with sort of a mass-produced homemade gift line for friends and family (especially for the gifts he gives).  For the past several years we have used his colorful, cheerful artwork as the focus (calenders in which he drew a picture for every month, magnets of pictures of local haunts he had drawn for the next . . . ).  In the spirit of September-being-awfully-close-to-Christmas, we made a trip down to our favorite day trip destination -- the ReStore, where they sell a plethora of recycled stuff a.k.a. supplies cheap (if you live in VT or visit here ever, check it out, on Granite St. in Barre).   We scored TWO TOWERS of these cardboard restaurant coasters for $0.75 each tower:

  We left several more towers there in case there are jealous Vermonters out there Wink  Our plan is to gesso over the unappealing design/writing and then decoupage color copies of his favorite drawings of '09 on some of them, and I will get to play with others myself.  And (boy I took forever to get to the point) my question is how I then seal them so that they are impermeable, impervious and waterproof -- and so the pictures stay intact?  Will plain ole' ModgePodge work?  Is there something better?  Please send any advice my way.
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009 07:39:01 AM »

I think modgepodge should work. You could also try some spray-on varnish.
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009 06:45:13 PM »

Modgepodge won't work too well, I've had issues with something similar in the past.

Why not try pourable resin?  It's not as stinky (depending on which kind you get) or scary as a lot of people make it out to be, just pour it outside.

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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009 11:05:26 AM »

Thanks guys,  I will look into pourable resin -- can you get that at Michaels?

Thanks again and rock on!
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009 10:39:21 PM »

Yes, on the aisle with the Modpodge/wax/etc.

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2009 03:03:15 PM »

great!  Thanks!
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