Make funny coasters that will last by using weather proof printable labels, a free printable, and resin. Complete tutorial.
I love to use resin to create projects that have a professional finish to them. You might remember when I used fabric and resin to makeover an old table.
The only downside to using resin is that you MUST make sure that the paper or fabric is completely sealed, otherwise the resin will “stain” the textile. This usually involves using multiple layers of Mod Podge to seal and reseal and then seal again to ensure complete coverage. This also means the project will take some time, since you have to make sure each application dries before starting the next one.
Never fear, my crafty friends who are looking for shortcuts like me. I FOUND A WAY TO SPEED THIS UP! I used weatherproof labels from my sponsor, OnlineLabels.com, to get this project done quickly and with no resin stains at all. Simply download my free printable, print it on OL3536LV labels, and skip all the layers of Mod Podge!
Supplies Used to Make Funny Coasters:
- Unfinished Coasters
- White Paint
- OL3536LV Printable Labels from OnlineLabels.com
- Environmental Technology 8-Ounce Kit Casting’ Craft Casting Epoxy, Clear
Step one: Download and print my free image onto a full size sheet of the weatherproof labels.
Step two: Trim around the edges of the squares to cut out the four coaster expressions.
Step three: Paint the edges of the unfinished coasters white. Let the paint dry.
Step four: Adhere the weatherproof labels to the coasters. Now you’re ready for the resin! That’s it….no days and days of drying time to seal the paper. The paper is already waterproof…woohoo!!
Step five: Mix the resin. Use equal parts of the solution from each bottle, and mix well. (For more resign mixing tips see this post.) Pour the resin over each coaster to cover the surface. The resin will “dome” and if you pour it carefully it will stop at the edges of the coaster.
Step six: Use a heat tool, like a hair dryer or heat embossing tool, to carefully warm the resin and pop any bubbles that are in the finish.
Set the coasters aside to dry for at least 24 hours. Once they are cured they will be ready for use. I love how vibrant the colors remain, and these groovy, funny coasters are a big hit with my kids. I can’t wait to design some more! Now that I know how well the weatherproof labels from OnlineLabels.com work under resin (no smearing, no staining, no color bleeding) I see a LOT more resin projects in my future!
This is a sponsored post with OnlineLabels.com but all ideas and opinions are my own.