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Yaqulek
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2012 12:53:24 PM »

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When I want a matte finish, I use watered down fabric stiffener and apply it with a paint brush.


 

So far fabric stiffener has the best matte finish of all the different products I have tried Tongue, I was lucky to have had a bottle of left over from before I realized that I sucked at reading and following crochet doily instructions. It isn't water proof, but it holds up pretty well when exposed moisture and humidity.

I can't use matte spray sealers, because the acetone in them reacts with polymer clay making it sticky. I tried Mod Podge Matte as an alternative, but it has more of a satin finish and takes forever to dry. When it is dry it Mod Podge remains somewhat tacky, and seems to incorporate every speck of dust that it comes in contact with.
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ars_anima
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2012 03:51:35 PM »

Now that's my type of craft! Lovely work on this one.

To get an antique, dusty, mummified look, when the varnish is still tacky, I smother the object in ashes (not charcoal, mind you; good ol' grey, dusty, light ashes) and rub/brush off the excess. That way, you get a matte finish except on certain raised surfaces you rub a bit more, and it looks like centuries old dust has settled in the cracks of the object.

You can see an example of this on my feejee mermaid tutorial!
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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2012 05:13:18 PM »

It's fabulous!
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Little Pixie
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2012 04:03:49 PM »

Very cool, very creepy.  I dig it.
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