Friday, November 14, 2014

Military Coasters - Another Coaster Friday

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I was contacted by Holly, who is in the Marines and serving overseas.  She asked if I could make a coaster with a patch.  Seeing as it was Veteran's Day earlier this week, I thought it might just be the perfect time.  My husband, being a Navy veteran, ran out to an army surplus store and got me a patch.  I had some Navy stickers on hand and since the Marines and Navy are related, I knew what my coasters were going to be!  


You will need:

-  Coaster mold
-  Patch 
-  Stickers
-  Fine red, white and blue glitter.
-  Resin - I used Easy Cast, but Envirotex Lite would work as well.
-  Satin Mod Podge
-  Glue

Here are some of the items I used used and some that might be of interest, incase you want to give it a try:





Here is the video tutorial:






Directions:

1.  I prepared approximately 2 ounces of resin, according to the package directions.
2.  I split it evenly, in three different cups.
3.  I mixed red glitter in one, blue in another and white in the remaining.
4.  I started with the white, in the middle.  TIP:  Depending on how runny your resin mixture is, you might want to work somewhat quickly, as the resin will spread.
5.  Then I added the blue and red on either side.
6.  Allow to cure at least 12 hours.
7.  Once cured, glue on the patch.  Be sure to use clear drying glue and let it dry completely before pouring more resin.
8.  Add stickers to the other coaster.
9.  Prepare more resin and pour over both.  You will have a lot of bubbles coming up from under the patch, just keep checking until they stop.  Use your lighter to pop them.

TIP:  If your glitter layer is too lumpy for your stickers, just add a thin layer of clear to even out the surface.  Once hardened, then you can add your stickers and put on the final layer.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona



1 comment:

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

What a beautiful idea you have with making the military coasters. I'm proud to say my nephew is serving in the NAVY.
Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
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