Photo Coaster 0001C Fall at Chain O Lakes

This is my first coaster plaque I made. I have been making coaster plaques for a couple years. I have been working at perfecting them. You might think what is there to perfect? Slap a photo to a tile and seal it with a varnish or Mod Podge. At first I thought that would work also. My problem was it wouldn’t hold up to coffee or other hot drinks without leaving rings in the glaze or Mod Podge. I found I could use a spray varnish and this seemed to work for a while. The heat from the mugs cracked the spray varnish. It wasn’t until I was search the web that I ran across someone who used epoxy resin. This is amazing stuff. It held up to everything a coaster would see. Hot or cold my test coasters held up and after a year with my test subjects they still look as good as when they received them. I thank my testers for their hard work drinking all that coffee.
To view my store click the link. http://Creative_Coasters_and_Plaques.webstore.com.

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New Web Store called Creative Coasters and Plaques

I have a new web store where I sell photo coasters and or plaques. I use photos that I have taken over the years to create these coasters. They are fun to create and though I haven’t sold any online yet but I have done well at craft shows and word of mouth.

I also make custom coasters and plaques with photos provided by my customers. I have done wedding, retirements, vacation, pets and youth sporting events. Please stop by and view my shop at http://creative_coasters_and_plaques.webstore.com/.

I will start and show some of the many different coasters and plaques I am working. My wife and I also still have the art store at http://DovesCloset.Webstore.com/ so stop by and check it out also. I will have a 10% off sale for the month of July in both stores.