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« on: January 01, 2019 06:33:19 AM »

I am making a project that requires me to glue the printed side of a photo to a clear glass tile, so that the photo will be visible through the glass. The photos I am using are photo shop printed, not a color printer reproduction.

My problem is, I have tried many types of glue, but I have found that my image runs or is color damaged. The glue needs to dry clear, and the backside of the image will be sealed. It is purely a decorative craft, therefore it does not have to be waterproof.

Before I tried any more glue types, I thought a fellow crafter might have experience with this.
Which glue would be best to use ? Do I need a special sealant also ?

I would appreciate any input. Thanks!
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019 09:12:17 AM »

I use Diamond Glaze.

Shiny Spots Problem.

1. If you use any paper that has a gloss finish, you will get the shiny spot, because the gloss film separates from the paper.  You have to use matt paper to glue to the glass.

2. The shiny spot is where there is no glue between the paper and the glass, caused by pressing to hard.
I like to move the glass in a circle motion to remove the air bubbles.  I get a shiny spot about 1 in 10.  It will look fine, but the next day after the glue has dried, walaaaa, shiny spot. So I toss it into a cup of water, let soak, remove the paper from the glass and start over.  Tip: The size of the paper that you are going to glue to the glass should only be 1/4 inch larger than the glass.  This will help to prevent the paper from bending and separating from the glass while drying.  Use a 6"x6" peace of wax paper as a work surface. 
After you are done gluing, you can move the wax paper around without disturbing the image paper and the glass.

Good Luck.

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