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« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2006 03:10:59 PM »

I've had that problem too. I've tried using different glues but really you just have to be careful and neat. I've found that putting modge podge over the finished collage gives it a finished, sort of glossy look without it being sticky so if you don't mind the shine it might be a way to go!

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« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2006 05:24:52 PM »

shewilldieyoung is right - Modpodge is good. You can get matte or gloss and it is fairly cheep. There are about 1,000 different products in the craft stores made for doing what you are talking about - or to avoid it alltogether, but they are more money.  I have also just sprayed a thin coat of the spray top coat that is for paintings on canvas to be sealed with as well. They are nice because they are non-yellowing -which is an issue that will come down the road later.  Wink

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« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2006 08:45:02 AM »

Yeah, did you know that rubber cement supposedly never dries completely?  I didn't know that, but clearly this makes it not the best choice for a topcoat.  I use Mod Podge for it, but I bet painting a thin layer of plain glue over top would work too, if it's the kind that dries clear.


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« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2006 09:11:15 AM »

I spray some acrylic sealer over my mod-podged things (because sometimes it stays a little tacky) It comes in matte or gloss and it dries super quick!

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« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2006 05:33:23 PM »

If the paper is thin, I use good old fashion glue sticks. UHU is a great brand. If the paper is a bit heavier, I use gel medium. Golden's makes a regular gel medium that is awesome. It's great from altered books and collaging on canvas board as well Smiley Post some pics of your cards - I'd love to see them Smiley



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« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2006 02:32:43 PM »

I'm new to collage (paper only) and was wondering about how to use Mod Podge.  Do you use it to glue paper down or to brush over a finished piece or both?  Or is there something that works better for paper collage?  Thanks!

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« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2006 02:35:32 PM »

I do both. I like to make really thick layers of mod podge over finished products... and I use it to glue it down as well. Cheesy
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2006 03:02:18 AM »

I started out using Modge Podge on my collage work and did not love the results, I found it hard to work with. I mainly use an acrylic medium now for most of my work.  You can find many types of mediums at any art supply store and I would think in most large chain craft stores in the fine art section. Liquitex is one brand, golden also makes them. The meduims are great in that they come in matte and glossy. They are also available in regular and gel which is paste like. I find them easier to control,better quality than Modge podge  and since they come in many sizes it's cheaper since you can buy it in bulk.

The other two things I've been using alot in collages lately are a really good quality double stick tape. I use Letraset high tack. I love the stuff and use it for dimensional paper collages. The other thing I've started to use is something callad Yamato sticking paste. It's a rice based paste that is used alot in japanese paper work. I use it when I want to glue something down without changing the look of the paper by coating the top in any way.

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« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2006 12:09:53 PM »

i want to burn some cds for some friends for christmas, but i don't know if that would stick, or ruin the cd or anything.
i'm also using an inkjet, not any really good images. ><

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« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2006 12:34:11 PM »

i'm using modge podge to put magazine cut outs on a normal compositon book. but it's REALLY bubbley. [can't spell; sorry. ><]
i'm already done with the front cover, but does anyone have any ideas on how to stop the bubbles on the back?
i tried smoothing it out, doesn't work. Angry
thanks  Grin

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