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    Your thoughts, please?

    I found a recipe for waterproofing paper. I wanted to do a design on some handmade paper, and then seal it up with this stuff, but am afraid dipping the paper into this (as instructed) will make colors run...???

    It has beeswax, alum, soap, water and essential oil in it. Maybe if rather than dipping, I spritzed it onto the paper??

    Whatcha' think, hmmm???

  • #2
    Personally I'd do a couple of test squares, you know, just make a mark on a small piece of paper and dip one and spritz the other, see which works best
    http://luckandcharm.blogspot.com/

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    • #3
      You're absolutely right...I always just like to jump right in to a project...have trouble going slow and doing tests. Impatient.

      Also, it doesn't specify which kind of soap - liquid? dish detergent? bar soap? Homemade or store bought? So I'll have to investigate that more. =P

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      • #4
        I've always used microglaze for waterproofing paper. Without knowing how 'liquid' your recipe is, I think I'd be concerned that anything containing water could make anything that isn't fast bleed or run.

        http://www.judikins.com/firsts/microglaze.html
        george
        www.mizgeorge.co.uk
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        • #5
          Just went to that url and that sounds really good, George, thanks!

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