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    Hi all
    Does any of you clever people know of a product that can be applied to printed paper to stop the ink running? Its for a decoupage project and want to transfer a picture of my dog onto a box(!) but when I put the glue on, it runs. Please help!
    Thanks

  • #2
    Spray varnish? Hairspray?
    Cheers,
    Scorch

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    • #3
      shellac

      I have used shellac in the past for making printed matter inkfast.

      But I am not sure if it would fit your application.

      You can buy blonde de waxed shellac from most wood supplies shops.

      You mix it 1 part shellac 4 parts 90% proof industrial alcohol, leave it for 24 hours to dissolve and then paint it onto your printed paper, the alcohol doesn't interfere with the water based inks.

      You can then glue out the paper and the ink will not run at all.

      Doing this changes the feel and appearance of the paper, makes it more like vellum or parchment.

      Nice effect though.

      Richard
      For DIY gilding and antique finishes to gold leaf.
      For the esoteric & unusual in bookbinding

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      • #4
        Thanks!

        Thanks for the replies- will try those ideas. Fingers crossed!

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        • #5
          Could it be the type of ink you're using, or the type of paper, as I'm sure that some inks just don't dry on certain types of paper? Like when you're stamping onto vellum or glossy paper/card for example you have to use a stayzon ink...not sure, may be compleeeeetely wrong...
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