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« on: June 12, 2004 09:13:33 PM »

so, i want to decoupage a desk of mine..probably with encyclopedia pages or something like that. but i have a couple of questions: what type of paper would be best for this - glossy, or the other type..like in a paperback. also, should i use modge podge? it kind of seems like a waste of the stuff, to me, since i want to cover pretty much the entire desk. and what about varnish, should i just use a regular type stuff you find at a place like home depot? mm..that's pretty much it, if you have any warnings, those would be appreciated too. thanx heaps.
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2004 02:42:44 PM »

I think any paper would be fine-- it all ends up looking glossy once it is varnished. A lot of paper will yellow over time but sometimes that just adds kind of a vintage look.

I like varethane varnish, because it stays nice and clear and is tough. usually paint department staff at hardware stores can make good recommendations.

mod podge is just watered down white glue. you can use any glue that will stick down your paper pieces until you're ready to apply varnish. i've used glue sticks on stuff that will be varnished. mod podge or white glue is just a non-toxic way to varnish stuff, but it isn't as durable a finish for furniture as the stinky stuff from the hardware store.

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