Items we use to make our Photo Coasters

Our small business was designed to provide a place to share our photography but in a very unique way. While we do sell canvas and metal prints along with your regular photos, our #1 seller is the photo coaster! Here is a quick list of all the things we use to make this happen! Don’t worry, we will be back with more step by step instructions!

  • PPE – This is the most important step! Do your research but make sure you have the proper mask along with gloves to be protected!
  • 4×4 ceramic tiles
  • 4×4 photos – these can be printed at a local photo spot. Your phone should have a square crop option or simply size in Instagram
  • Painters Tape – we place this on the back of each tile to help with resin dripping and getting a smooth surface once you pour your resin.
  • Glue Sticks – nothing fancy here, these work the best for us in making sure the photo is attached to the tile.
  • Plastic Cups – we use these for 2 reasons. The first is to pour the resin and mix. Some people use reusable cups, which also work out great! The second reason for cups is to place the coasters on the dry. We flip a cup upside down, lay the coaster on top and work our magic.
  • Plastic Spoons – we use spoons to mix and our our resin
  • Epoxy Resin – there are lots of options out there. We use what we find at Michael’s and apply our coupons which saves a lot when you work with a lot of Resin. Research what you are looking for as there are lots of great options.
  • Straws – these come in handy to blow out bubbles once the resin is poured. We have tried using a heat gun but for us this works the best.
  • Knife – this comes in handy when removing the tape the following day. We typically let our coasters dry for 12 hours and then remove. As the time goes further along it becomes much harder.
  • Cork – we place a cork backing on each of the coasters
  • Hot Glue Gun and Sitcks – we use this for the cork

We think this is a good start. There are lots of ways and tricks for using resin. This is just what has worked for us the best! We love experimenting and trying new things! Check us out and all our resin adventures over on TikTok!

Published by Mary Blair

Mary Blair

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