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« on: June 06, 2004 07:31:50 PM »

I did this decoupage mirror, with Modge Podge, and covered it with an acrylic matte varnish, but some duct tape got stuck to it, and pull it off, paper, modge podge and all.  I need a varnish that will stand up to more wear, that will go well over Modge Podge, and comes in matte instead of gloss.  Any suggestions?

Also, on a totally unrelated note, where would I find magnetic closures, like for handbags? 

And does anyone have a suggestion for finding E600 glue wholesale or in large quanties?  I go through 2 tubes a week at least. 

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2004 09:29:33 PM »

Hello, Craftpunk.  I have no idea about a varnish.  Maybe try going to your local paint-store/lowes/home depot and ask them.  Let me know what you find out, I'm in the process of painting some old furniture and will need to know, too!

As for magnetic closures, I've seen them in the craft section at Wal-mart.  I think Hobby Lobby has them as well.

Suggestions for E600 glue- look online.  If you are using your glue for your business, make sure you get/have a dealers license.  Sometimes stores, especially local ones, will give you a discount, ranging from 10%-50% off.   
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2004 06:46:03 AM »

Maybe try resin, which is this epoxy-like stuff.  I bought mine at A.C. Moore but haven't tried it out yet.  It looks thicker and sturdier than most varnishes.  I just bought a magnetic purse closure at Hancock Fabrics last night.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2004 07:06:58 AM »

I use the Krylon Triple-Thick Glaze, which dries with a nice finish.  I wouldn't say that it's matte, but I used it to seal my wooden box purse, and after some use it doesn't really appear shiny anymore.  I got it for $5.99 for a good sized container at Hobby Lobby.  If you put 2-3 coats of the stuff on, it would protect your decoupage from most anything.
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2004 07:07:29 AM »

For sealing all kinds of crafts (esp. papier mache) I have always used water-based polyeurathane (spelling?) that I buy at the hardware store. It comes in a variety of finishes. The only thing to watch out for is overbrushing, which will make the glossy finishes look dull. Good luck!
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