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turn your favorite art into a coffee table conversation piece
These coasters are great for preserving your beloved art prints in a new way. You can stay classy while protecting your furniture - Mod Podge hard coat makes these coasters durable.

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  • How to paint a painted coaster. Artist Coasters - Step 1
    Step 1

    Finish the bottom side of the wood squares as desired with wood stain, acrylic paint, or a coordinating cardstock.

  • Step 2

    Trim your poster print or your postcards to size of the wooden squares, taking care not to trim away components you want to include.

  • Step 3

    Glue the art to one side of the wood, ensuring all sides and corners are thoroughly anchored. Use a bone folder to smooth if needed.

  • Step 4

    Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge Hard Coat to one face - painting in unidirectional strokes. Let dry at least 30 minutes. Repeat until you have 5 layers on each face, including the edges - don't leave any wood or paper exposed.

  • Step 5

    Use 400 grit sandpaper to wet sand the coasters. Polish with #0000 steel wool. You can repeat step 4 as needed until your coasters are as thick as desired.

  • How to paint a painted coaster. Artist Coasters - Step 6
    Step 6

    Attach 4 vinyl protective pads at the corners on the bottom side of each coaster. Mod Podge Hard Coat suggests a curing time of 1 month - during this time, avoid wetting the coaster via spills or condensation drips. Enjoy!!

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Alexander J.
Alexander J.
You really inspire me Happy
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Anna T.
Anna T.
What a great article, I will do it!
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