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Topic: Help -Can I decoupage with stuff I print out on my computer?What paper do I use?  (Read 8316 times)
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« on: August 02, 2006 07:32:34 PM »

Hello.  I want to decoupage something, and I have something very specific in mind, and I think it would be easier for me to make a collage in my paint program and printing it out.  Is this something I can do?  Is there a certain kind of computer paper that would work well for this?  Any suggestions are super helpful!

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006 12:44:42 PM »

My mom does this, so I know a little about it.  Here's what she had done, and they're both methods that will give you good results.

1) You can use waterslide decal paper, made by Lazertran.  Though this is usually done with a color laser printer, you can also get it for inkjet.  Whole packs are expensive, but many people sell one to five sheets on Ebay, if you want to try it out.  Here's some info on it:
http://www.lazertran.com/products/lazertran_products_inkjet.htm

2) You can also get waterproof inkjet decal paper, but it only comes in white.  It comes in "1 label per sheet" size, so you can just print out your images and cut them up freehand.
http://www.onlinelabels.com/material_vinyl_inkjet_labels.htm
http://www.onlinelabels.com/material_crystal_clear_inkjet_labels.htm -> clear, but not as waterproof.

Hope this helps you out.
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006 12:56:21 PM »

I actually just print stuff out on my inkjet paper, let the print dry overnight (or as close to it as I am able to stand), then glue it on.

I find that using sparing amounts of decoupage glue or Modge Podge helps tremendously.  Just go easy and you should be OK.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2006 01:02:59 PM »

Yes, let the paper set for at least a few hours, otherwise the ink will run.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2006 07:29:07 PM »

A lot of the pictures I use for altered books and other projects come out of my inkjet printer.  Make sure that you create your files to have a decent print resolution (depending on what I'm doing, 120-300 dpi) if you have the ability to adjust it, so that your printout isn't blurry.

I find that using sparing amounts of decoupage glue or Modge Podge helps tremendously.  Just go easy and you should be OK.
I find that Xyron machines work well for sticking paper to a lot of surfaces, and are fun to play with.
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