I cut open a cleaned soda can (Monster Coffee, actually) and and layed out the label size with tabs. It's thin enough to cut with ordinary scissors, so that worked out fine. JB's design printed on a basic inkjet printer, cut out, and then encapsulated on the soda can base in 5 minute epoxy. The hazing is due to trying to use a heat gun to get bubbles out (I'll probably do another to try to get it better). The tabs are super soft, but will take a crease, so I have high hopes for it. With the paper label totally encapsulated in epoxy, it should be immune to immersion. I'll be doing one to leave in a tub of water for long term testing, and if Phil reports the soda can backing as too soft I'll look into getting some scrap aluminum thin enough from work. So far it looks like the process should be fine for one off, low budget labels!