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« on: January 17, 2013 04:09:09 AM »

I am trying to put pieces of paper on glass, and covering with Envirotex Lite.

I pour it over the paper, and the paper becomes wet.  Once it cures, there are some areas that raise up a bit.  The raised sections maintain a dry look, while the majority has a wet paper look to it (not the sheen).

Anyone have recommendations for fixing this?
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013 09:58:47 AM »

Paper fibres absorb resin very readily and become translucent.  Are you using a glue or adhesive on the paper?  It could be that the raised dry looking areas are protected somewhat from absorbing the resin if you used a glue and it absorbed and dried in those areas better.  If you want to keep the image intact, and not have that wet look, you need to cover the paper well with some kind of protectant or sealer.  A good one to use is to wrap the paper on both sides with clear packing tape, and to leave a small lip of it around to seal the edges too, then use a good glue to glue the image down onto your backing.  I have made collage pendants with resin, and used mod podge to glue the paper down, and then put a couple of layers of it on the edges before gluing, and then on top to seal - that can be dicey, as there may still be some areas where it is not sealed properly and can still absorb resin into the fibres.  

As for fixing the current project, no there is no way of fixing it after the resin has cured.
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