Username Post: Paper Sealer?        (Topic#1586253)
KellyCali
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Hi, can someone please recommend a good paper sealer?

I love making altered projects, but have never quite found a good match for sealing items.

- I've tried decoupage...but it almost always seems too sticky & tacky? Am I maybe using too much? And or does anyone have a tried & try DIY recipe?

- Would a spray sealer of some sort work? That is...does one exist?

- Of the products listed below, in the past I have used...Mod Podge. Beacon Glue. Diamond Glaze & THoltz Rock Candy.

- Does anyone have any experience or praise with any of the other products listed below? If so, please share!

As always, thanks in advance for all or any helpful tips! I appreciate them!



 
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  • stick on 03-22-13 06:06 PM
In response to KellyCali

There are all sorts of things you can use. Do you have a 'real' art store like D ick Blick or anything like that? They should have several options, you'll just have to decide which you prefer - painting something on, spraying it (and aerosols get everywhere so you'll want to do it in a box or outside or something), and they'll have different properties - glossy, matte, etc.

There are clear paint sprays, clear gesso, epoxy resin, polyurethane coatings, clear acrylic paints, lacquer sprays, Krylon Crystal Clear, etc.



 
Sneezy1956
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In response to KellyCali

I've always used Modge Podge with no problem but you need a coat on the wood or chipboard very very thin and then another coat over top of the paper.


 
terrihooper
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In response to Sneezy1956

I spray things I want to seal with Krylon clear seal.


 
cdsqueen
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In response to terrihooper

I just used Mod Podge for 2 books that I made last weekend. I will definately use that again to seal my paper on my chipboard books... its so easy!!


 
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