Username Post: Help:epoxy/coating for stamped and inked embellishments?!        (Topic#1585191)
Cparrish45
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I am new to Scrapbooking so please forgive my lack of scrapping terminology. I'm really not even sure how to ask the question so posting pics as well. Basically, I was just experimenting with stamping and inking using distress stains on craft paper which led to playing with Perfect Pearls. The end result was some decent embellishments.

My question is what is the best way to coat or protect them to be cut out and used? Maybe even add some dimension. I tried some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic that I had and takes a super long time to dry and cracks easily. If you have suggestions PLEASE share. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lxtb90phoog17m6/Pho to%20Feb%2...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wkhflrr5f989udn/Pho to%20Feb%2...

Chris


Edited by Cparrish45 on 02-16-13 02:52 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
scrapperbee
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First of all, your butterflies are beautiful! My first thought would be to cut them out and then put glossy accents on them.


 
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  • stick on 02-16-13 09:50 AM
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I second everything - beautiful butterflies, and definitely give Glossy Accents a try. If you want added dimension and color you might also want to check out things like Enamel Accents and Liquid Pearls. So much fun stuff to play with!


 
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I was going to suggest glossy accents, but scrapperbee beat me to it! I'd cut them out first, and then use the GA.


 
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Thank all of you for sharing the tips and products and certainly the compliments. I had not even considered the liquid pearls. Stick, you absolutely right, "so much fun stuff to play with! I am having a ball with this stuff and what a stress relief which is why I started it!


 
Cparrish45
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So her is the result of some excellent product advice from forum members. It was fun experimenting. Now I just have to use them on some new LOs. . Thank you all for the suggestions. And I hope you like them!

Https://www.dropbox.com/s/7guhcgylrfno8qx/Pho to%20Feb%2...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5s3sjgtzdgtwqh/Pho to%20Feb%2...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cv3g40wboex3ce0/Pho to%20Feb%2...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4zhvfrtlofufa09/Pho to%20Feb%2...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/97rt8qp8ut0dng6/Pho to%20Feb%2...


 
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  • stick on 02-17-13 08:48 AM
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Those are seriously gorgeous!


 
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I love those butterflies.


 
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Gorgeous!


 
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Welcome to the neighborhood!

You can also use Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (also known as UTEE) on them. It comes in clear (that can be tinted) and colors. The more layers of UTEE you use, the thicker the epoxy coating will be.

UTEE is also fun to stamp in as well. I die cut a pear shape from chipboard, added about 5 coats of UTEE on it, then heated it up a bit to soften it. Then I inked up a stamp with white pigment ink and stamped into the UTEE, holding it for a few seconds. After it dried, I cracked the UTEE a little bit just because.

Those butterflies are beautiful! While you're waiting for the perfect layout to use them on, they'd make pretty magnets as well!!



Edited by Kim222 on 02-20-13 08:18 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I absolutely LOVE your butterflies. I'll go along with everyone else and say Glossy Accents, but add Crackle Medium or Ranger Multi-Medium, which comes in matte or glossy. I love both, and the crackle medium would give a really unique look to your already beautiful butterflies!


 
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