How do I embed objects into a table top or other epoxy project?

Embedding Pictures: Objects such as pictures, articles, and maps may be embedded in this product. Some thin paper such as newsprint and magazines must first be sealed with white glue or a similar product. Doing so prevents the epoxy from penetrating the paper and causing a translucent effect. Alternatively, you can laminate thin paper in plastic to keep the epoxy from coming into direct contact with it. Most photo-quality paper does not require these extra steps. Once the papers are properly sealed, they can be placed onto your project surface. You should wait 30 minutes after applying your seal coat of epoxy before placing the objects. Subsequent flood layers will then cover and embed these objects.

Embedding Solid Objects: Wood, rocks, shells, bottle caps, coins, etc. may be embedded with this product also. All porous objects must be sealed first; either with the epoxy itself or another type of sealers such as shellac, lacquer, or polyurethane. If the objects are not adequately sealed, they will release tiny air bubbles which will form around the subject matter during the flood coats. Placement of these objects may be done before you apply the first seal coat or they can be placed into a previously applied seal coat that has been allowed to sit for 30 minutes. Lightweight items such as bottle caps should be glued down to prevent floating.

Embedding Fragile Objects: To embed fragile items special steps can be taken. Using a sprayable aerosol can of polyurethane or lacquer clear coat is an excellent way to seal your object without touching it. Make sure you follow the directions for the sealer and ensure the object is fully cured before coming in contact with the epoxy.