Step 5: Dry and Repeat

Let the first round of glueing dry.

Repeat layering with Mod Podge several times - I did five, I think.  The brush strokes will still be visible when you're done, but only if the light hits them at the right angle.  If this is of concern, try using a sponge brush instead of a fiber one to apply the Mod Podge.

<p>Very nice work...</p>
Does anyone know where I can buy cork board?
<p>You can also get a 2' x 3' x 1/4&quot; sheet of it at home depot. If you have an X-acto knife, blades, and the skills to use it steadily then this is the best option.</p>
<p>Joann's has sets of 4 square ones for about $2; I'm sure Michael's and and other craft stores have them as well.</p>
<p>How well does the modge podge hold up to the condensation of a water glass? Does it stick, or stain, or anything else? Looking for something that will stand up to daily use.</p>
<p>my brother and fiance moved into their new home, I gave it to them as a gift. They loved it!</p>
Just tried this - saw some comic book covered ones in the shop and I've just made some for a fraction of the price. Just waiting for glue to fry then I'm going to cost with a water based acrylic. Thanks for the easy guide!
Try printing photos of grandkids or whatever--on Kodak paper and the kids can help making presents for family
This is great! i have kept all those maps from cities i visited... now you gave me a nice use for them!! thanks!
What a great idea, I am going to make some using photos of the grand kids.
Could you use book paper? I was thinking about cutting out the circles from old book pages and give them to my grandpa but I'm not sure if they're thick enough
I love that you used a San Francisco map. Being born in the City and raised in the bay, it's one of those &quot;OMG awesometastic, close-to-the-chest&quot; sorts of things that I love.
&nbsp;If one would like to get rid of the brush strokes (I think it adds character, but hey) the Mod Podge says that after at least 5 coats, wet sand with 400 Grit sandpaper until smooth, then wipe with a damp cloth. Tried it and it came out beautifully; like the image in embedded in resin.
&nbsp;Gorgeous, and nice tutorial!
&nbsp;yes, definitely varnish it with an acrylic urethane (water based!) or some kind of shellac...Mod Podge doesn't cure hard, and the tackiness that's left over makes it want to stick to things. Found that out the hard way, lol.
Brilliant. <br />
Do you know a place to get the coasters for cheap?<br /> <br />
I like the idea of the maps for the coasters, but if I get the chance to play with this idea myself, I'll probably find a good way to encase them using liquid acrylic. I'll be sure to post at least a pic if I do 'em.<br /> <br /> Nice Idea. :)
Yes, do that!<br /> <br /> One of these somehow got stuck to a dish and made its way through two cycles in the dishwasher.&nbsp; It looks awesome now, but nothing like the coaster it once was!<br />
=O just what my aunt loves! now i need some stuff to make them very nice job<br /> <div id="refHTML">&nbsp;</div>
Nicely done, scooch! a fun project, for sure. I see you are at 99 ibles. Is there a club for those who reach 100?&nbsp; Just a thought. Cman<br />
Thanks!<br /> <br /> No, I&nbsp;don't think there is just yet.&nbsp; Kiteman's minions got together to have a guide made for him upon the completion of his 100th, but a lot of mine are guides, so I&nbsp;don't know if that counts!&nbsp; If it does, I'll top that 100 before Christmas!<br />
<strong>Current count:</strong><br /> 30 Guides<br /> 69 Instructables<br /> <br /> 50 patches received, <br /> 69 sent<br /> <br /> etc etc.<br /> <br /> There will be plenty more before the year's end!&nbsp; Then I might take a breather.<br />

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