- Painter's tape or brown packing tape (Regular scotch tape or duct tape won't work the same.)
- Gold or silver acrylic paint
- Paintbrush and sponge
- Agate Pictures (I just googled "agate slice" and found some I liked. Print two out of each stone. It's easiest to put them on Word and size them how you want and then just copy/paste. Print these out on card stock and then just cut them out like shown.)
- Mod Podge
- Acrylic Sealer (I used this one. It is moisture resistant.)
- I also used Copper Dust on the edges of mine, but depending on the paint you use, this is optional. Just be warned that copper dust is not the safest material. It can cause respiratory, liver, and kidney issues. If you have small children I would recommend not doing this part unless they aren't around at all while you do this. You can also just use reglar glitter if you wish.
- A plate or palette
The first thing you're going to do is trace the outline of your agate slices onto your cardboard and cut it out. You're going to want two of each one.
Then you mod podge the agate photos onto either side of the cardboard. There were a few places where the photos hung over a bit, so I just trimmed them. It's okay to have uneven edges and painted tape showing because it just makes it look more like a natural rock. Just be sure to get out as many air bubbles as possible.
After those were dried on there, I applied the copper dust around the trim of the coasters. If you arent using the copper dust or glitter, I would suggest using another coat of paint. Doing this step after applying the photos helps hide the edges of the paper.
Finally, go to a well ventilated area and apply the acrylic spray. You can do a couple coats of this to really make sure everything is covered well. After that dries, you are finished!