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Title: Decoupage paper
Post by: China690 on April 07, 2006 10:13:19 PM
I have some images thet I printed out on my inkjet printer then decoupaged to my project but unfourtunately the ink on the papaer ran a little causing the image to become a little blurry Im currently using soft gloss photo paper (matte doesn't do the image justice) and Royal Coat Decoupage finish to glue and seal is there a special papaer I need to use or do i need to use a different product to glue and seal please help.... I love doing this project it has been a great stress release any advice one could give would be great ...thanks  ::)






Title: Re: Decoupage paper
Post by: thiticalcrinking on August 04, 2006 12:29:43 AM
I've had that happen too with a collage I was making on a cigar box cover--the image was printed onto regular paper with an inkjet printer which is the problem.  One thing I've done to combat this that I've had lots of success with is to find a sealer for your picture sure as getting a spraycan of an acrylic sealer or they even have glossy clear paint in spray cans that works well.

Good luck!


Title: Re: Decoupage paper
Post by: Subversive on August 04, 2006 04:52:49 AM
Unfortunately, inkjet printing is water soluble, so that's the issue, not the paper.  I've heard that spraying the image with hair spray works, or, as thiticalcrinking (great handle, BTW) said, spray sealer of some sort.  There's actually a spray sealer specifically for decoupage, but I'd bet that pretty much any spray sealer would work and might be less expensive than a specialized product like that.


Title: Re: Decoupage paper
Post by: Ayms on August 13, 2006 12:43:33 AM
Hello everyone, I am also having an isse with decoupage. I have been using modpodge but have been getting unsighly brush stroke streaks when sealing. I've used an artists brush, sponge, spatcula, and finally my finger and keep getting the same result. I'm working with magazine ads and was wondering what spray sealers any of you might suggest? Do polycrylic sprays work with paper?

I appreciate ANY advise or suggesions.
ayms.

PS... LOVE this friggin site!


Title: Re: Decoupage paper
Post by: Camellia_Ruth on August 13, 2006 08:31:17 AM
I haven't tried it yet, but I saw on DIY network on the carol dovall show I think it was (spelling??). The guest said to set the image in the paper by baking it in the oven at 200 for 5-10 minutes if you are using regular paper in inkjet. I'm not sure if this will work for photopaper too...



Title: Re: Decoupage paper
Post by: Ayms on August 13, 2006 09:22:04 AM
Thanks, I'm going to pick up a can and test it. I'll let you know how it turns out.


Title: Re: Decoupage paper
Post by: amaryllisroze on August 15, 2006 08:21:44 AM
Hello everyone, I am also having an isse with decoupage. I have been using modpodge but have been getting unsighly brush stroke streaks when sealing. I've used an artists brush, sponge, spatcula, and finally my finger and keep getting the same result. I'm working with magazine ads and was wondering what spray sealers any of you might suggest? Do polycrylic sprays work with paper?

I appreciate ANY advise or suggesions.
ayms.

PS... LOVE this friggin site!

Personally, this is another reason I don't like Modge Podge and highly recommend something like the Liquitex Matte Medium. It has a much better texture, don't leave brush strokes like you mention and also, doesn't stay sticky like MP usually does. Its more expensive that MP, but to me, totally worth it.

(I swear I don't work for Liquitex - I'm just a fan!)



Title: Re: Decoupage paper
Post by: Ayms on August 15, 2006 09:28:23 AM
Awesome... I'm going to try it... thanks for the tip.., I appreciate it!  ;D


Title: Re: Decoupage paper
Post by: Subversive on August 15, 2006 12:08:24 PM
Personally, this is another reason I don't like Modge Podge and highly recommend something like the Liquitex Matte Medium. It has a much better texture, don't leave brush strokes like you mention and also, doesn't stay sticky like MP usually does. Its more expensive that MP, but to me, totally worth it. (I swear I don't work for Liquitex - I'm just a fan!)

Golden (brand) Matte Gel Medium works the same way and is somewhat less expensive than the Liquitex where I am. (around $9 for the jar vs. $11 for Liquitex)


Title: Re: Decoupage paper
Post by: thiticalcrinking on August 15, 2006 09:31:41 PM
If you are trying to fix the modge podge brushstrokes trying buying wet sandpaper (I got a pack of five sheets at Lowes for $2.50) and soaking it in water.  Then form the wet sandpaper around your finger and use small circles to smooth out the modge podge layers.  It will turn that cloudy white while wet but should dry smoother and perfectly clear.

I use acrylic sealer I bought at Wal-mart (I think Plaid brand) and it has done a really good job of waterproofing my projects. 

As for the artists medium gel, I've used it before but I was wondering if they made it in finishes besides matte (I haven't seen it before) because for a lot of my projects I like a glossier finish.  I will say that using a glossy finish acrylic sealer after the matte medium gel does a good job but it leaves the finished project a little darker than if modge podge and sealer is just used.


Title: Re: Decoupage paper
Post by: Subversive on August 16, 2006 05:50:05 AM
As for the artists medium gel, I've used it before but I was wondering if they made it in finishes besides matte (I haven't seen it before) because for a lot of my projects I like a glossier finish. 

Golden does, I assume Liquitex does too.

Along the same lines, I picked up a jar of "Aleene's Instant Decoupage Glue Sealer & Finish" recently and am using it on a project where I previously used ModPodge - so far it seems to be very similar, maybe a bit thinner than MP, but takes a while to dry (of course, I was using it pretty thickly, too.)  It's priced similarly to ModPodge and comes in both matte and gloss finishes.


Title: Re: Decoupage paper
Post by: Ayms on August 16, 2006 06:25:42 AM
I went to Michael's last night and apparently they are in cahoots with Mod Podge because they don't carry Liquitex or Golden. I'm going to venture out to Hobby Lobby this weekend... I'm sure they have a larger selection.


Title: Re: Decoupage paper
Post by: amaryllisroze on August 16, 2006 06:47:22 AM
I went to Michael's last night and apparently they are in cahoots with Mod Podge because they don't carry Liquitex or Golden. I'm going to venture out to Hobby Lobby this weekend... I'm sure they have a larger selection.

Did you look in the section with the oil paints & brushes? That's where my Michael's keeps it...not with the decoupage stuff.


Title: Re: Decoupage paper
Post by: thiticalcrinking on August 16, 2006 09:17:57 PM
Yeah, my local Michael's carries Liquitex (they have a crappy Golden selection though) and its on the other side of the store from the Modge Podge in the paint section (like canvases and oil paints and stuff).

So I'm assuming the Aleene's stuff is tacky after it's dry also like Modge Podge?

Also, the artists medium gel says it is waterproof when it is dry, but from my experience it isn't since if you drop water on it it turns that cloudy white color and is slightly tacky like modge podge.  I still have to use acrylic spray sealer on it.