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Old 04-15-2012, 04:14 PM
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Unhappy Looking for Help, please, with mixed media on a sketchbook cover

I have a hardcover sketchbook that I once attempted to glue foil confetti to. I used Elmer's glue and the pieces chipped off, taking pieces of the black cover with them. I wondered if something like resin could be used to seal over the pieces of confetti and make the cover smooth - or if ya'll had another idea.

I've tried searching the web but haven't had much luck. I appreciate any and all help!
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:39 AM
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Re: Looking for Help, please, with mixed media on a sketchbook cover

Seal the cover with an acrylic polymer FIRST. (Kylon spray finish or something like that.) The cover was probably too porous to begin with. Then add your embellishments with a gel medium or hodge podge, tho hodge podge is not archival.

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Re: Looking for Help, please, with mixed media on a sketchbook cover

You could seal everything in with resin if you wanted, but a lot of the charm of a mixed media piece is the texture, which would then be lost.

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