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Topic: Clear coating for a decoupaged bangle?  (Read 844 times)
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« on: March 03, 2009 06:32:30 PM »

I have a bangle that I've decoupaged with different words and phrases, and now that it's done, I realize that I don't know what I should use to coat it. I have Sculpey polymer clay glaze and Mod Podge Gloss-Lustre on hand, and if neither of those would work, I can stop at the hardware store or Michaels to get what I need. Any suggestions? Thanks a ton!


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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009 08:52:01 AM »

You don't really have to coat it with anything if you had used a permanent glue/decoupage medium/etc. for the decoupaging.  You may want to though just to make the final surface less resistant to humidity and clouding as well as scratching if you had used those mediums.

The old version of Sculpey Glaze is fine, and the new version of it is a polyurethane which is even better (or you can buy a gloss, water-based, polyurethane from the hardware store, if you want). 

I'm not familiar with the ModPodge's Gloss-Lustre, but it may be just a little more glossy than the regular ModPodge, or the "lustre" part may mean that it's between a gloss and a "satin" finish.  In any case, it's probably also basically a white glue so will be a bit more susceptible to moisture and scratchability than a polyurethane.

There's a lot of info on various types of clear sealers (usually high gloss) on this page if you're interested:


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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009 05:29:27 PM »

Thank you very much!  Smiley

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