Using Glossy Accents

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Posted 11/1/2013 by DrDiva in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 11/1/2013 5:09:23 AM
I have some, but have never used it…but I've read about many people doing so, in various ways and mediums.

Here are the questions:

1. What have you used it for? Can you link it to a project photo?

2. I want to add a banner to a fall wreath that will go on my front door. The banner will essentially be made of paper. Can I scribble glossy accents over the banner and it will protect it from the elements? The wreath will be wedged between the front and screen doors, so mostly protected, as long as someone secures the screen door.



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Posted: 11/1/2013 5:32:48 AM
I have used many bottles of GA, it is one of my go-to adhesives. Can't link any projects, apologies, but I can answer your second point: GA is waterproof and an excellent sealer.

If you scribble on your banner pieces as you describe, you can probably spread the stuff out with your fingers, old credit card etc if you wish to be frugal. If on the other hand you want a thicker, glossier layer, GA is self-levelling and all you need to do is leave the pieces on a non stick mat; don't know how it works, but not too much "flows" off the edge of the piece.

If your pieces will include photos printed on an ink jet, be cautious with the GA as it is reactive with most home-printed photos... other than that, you will enjoy having it around!

DrDiva
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Posted: 11/1/2013 5:39:18 AM
Scrapsontherocks…first off, LOVE the name!

Second, perfect answer…and in this case, for my one month wreath, I do wish to be frugal. In other instances, I love the idea of thicker finish. I have a few types of sealers but I'll just go with this for today…it's the 1st and a new wreath has to go up!! Thank you for the advice!! Can't wait to find all that it can do.


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Posted: 11/1/2013 5:44:58 AM
Thanks and nice "chatting" to you. Maybe I will go to that "other" thread & explain about my profile pic: I live in Lonehill, Johannesburg, South Africa and that is the view from my scraproom window. I think my rocks look a bit like a sleeping dragon. Thanks again!

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Posted: 11/1/2013 9:38:46 AM
I would use mod podge, I think.

Cheaper (if you use if often, of course, to justify buying it !
Here, I used to use a high quality acid free pva glue that gives a nice vernished finish, and as I use it often - homemade mini album structures, boxes...-, it's cheaper for me to use it).
I love that everything is still flexible and doesn't crackle (if you fold something with glossy accent, it will crackle, so whan you put GA on paper, it's a risk except if it's protected in an album pocket).

But I do use glossy accent very often, it gives a nice dimension to my titles or embellishments, like on this layout where I covered a stamped tree (colored with alcohol markers) with GA :



Also great for gluing almost everything, like twine !




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Posted: 11/1/2013 2:05:35 PM
Personally, I would use Glossy Accents instead of Mod Podge. Mod Podge is affected by humidity. In a humid environment, it will be come tacky. Glossy Accents does not do that.

I use Glossy Accents as glue. It has great holding power. I like using it to hold glitter to chipboard.


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Posted: 11/1/2013 3:30:44 PM
Mod Podge has an outdoor formula that I have used on paper wreaths. For something like a banner, I would probably use a clear acrylic spray sealer or Krylon Triple Thick Glaze.

While I love GA, it's pricy, so I generally use it for smaller projects only. I'm been using it today to make mini bottlecap wine charms for a party tonight.

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Posted: 11/1/2013 8:11:58 PM
Thanks for the feedback....I do have all of the products you have mentioned...so I might go with the GA and a sealer. Honestly , I not that big a fan of MP because I don't like seeing the brush marks after...and this happens, even with using a foam brush. I mean, how bad can my 'painting' technique be?


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Posted: 11/1/2013 10:05:18 PM
If you use it on the paper banner for your wreath, I would put it on the front and back to seal the whole thing. If you just do the front, moisture can accumulate on the backside and cause the paper to mold.


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Posted: 11/2/2013 2:36:35 AM
Actually, I haven't mod podge here in France but I thought that it was similar to the PVA glue I use (it's like a glue-vernish, is it what you call sealer ? Is sealer and vernish the same thing ? I'm not sure when I check in the dictionary).
To avoid brush marks, I spread it with a paint roller, it's magical !



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Posted: 11/2/2013 4:45:02 AM
I LOVE Glossy Accents, and I use it for everything! It is my go-to adhesive for flowers, metals, chipboard, most all embellishments. I also use it on titles and other things. You can see where I used it on my title in this layout:

Natural Beauty

I colored the chipboard and then used the Glossy Accents on top. You can see it better in the up-close photos--just scroll down. And you could outline or scribble Glossy Accents all over your wreath certainly. Maybe try it on a bit of the scrap paper first and see how you like it. When using Glossy Accents on a title or for something like your project, I do let it dry overnight. Have fun!


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Posted: 11/2/2013 12:46:21 PM
Look up Perfect Paper Adhesive. It comes in gloss and matte. It's made by USArtQuest. It's great as a sealer.
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