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Old 10-04-2000, 06:42 PM
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Spray on starch will yellow in fairly short time. You don't want to use that. Stiffen is essentially a thinned down solution of white glue. Fibers can be saturated with it, and molded like papier mache, or if the fiber doesn't take well to that much moisture, you can selectively brush it on with a paint brush. It would sound like you're using a very delicate fabric. I would thin the product even more and use several light coats only in areas necessary to hold the shape.
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Old 10-07-2000, 01:49 AM
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Gisela, you are a nut! lol

Stiffen has something different in it that does not leave a shiny surface when it drys. I have used watered down glue, and no matter how dense or light a fabric is it will leave that sheen. Since I work with burlap a lot, and use natural fibers with it I want it to look earthy. A sheen detracts from that considerably.

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