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Posted 10/8/2013 by Kerry in CT in General Scrappin'

Kerry in CT

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Posted: 10/8/2013 11:53:59 AM
Any ideas, crafty peas? I have a photograph on canvas that I want to use a stencil on with a thick, clear product.


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Posted: 10/8/2013 12:08:40 PM
Not sure of the size of your project, but maybe Glossy Accents?


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Posted: 10/8/2013 12:11:51 PM
Mod Podge?

Gel Medium?

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Posted: 10/8/2013 12:11:58 PM
You can buy clear gesso.

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Posted: 10/8/2013 1:00:19 PM
(matte) Heavy gel medium, it is used for body as well as a few other things. Keep in mind that it goes on white, but dries clear. It also is archival, won't yellow or destroy a photo. Its an artists medium, and can be used very easily in stencils. I do it all the time

Clear Gesso is not really very thick (also has a texture to it, much like very fine sandpaper).

Kerry in CT

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Posted: 10/8/2013 2:47:55 PM
Thanks so much. I knew the product had to be out there, but didn't know what to look for. I will check out all of your suggestions.

Kerry in CT


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Posted: 10/8/2013 6:58:21 PM
try impasto medium
-like really thick modpodge-has the consistencey of greek yoghurt..holds impressions really well


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Posted: 10/8/2013 8:11:29 PM
Mod Podge


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Posted: 10/9/2013 12:50:37 PM
I like to use Golden's matte medium. I find Mod Podge to have a slightly tacky feel to it even after it dries.


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Posted: 10/9/2013 1:29:13 PM
Super Heavy Gel medium -
Liquidtex has it in Matte finish or Gloss finish


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Posted: 10/9/2013 2:45:20 PM
Claudine Hellmuth Studio mult-medium in matte or glossy. It is pretty thick...should work great!

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Posted: 10/9/2013 3:36:19 PM
Liquitex makes clear gesso:

Clear gesso

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Posted: 10/9/2013 4:18:48 PM
Yes, I was just going to say that they make clear gesso.

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Posted: 10/11/2013 3:02:22 PM
Heavy Gel Medium would work - or maybe try Wendy Vecchi's new Clear Embossing Paste (by Stampers Anonymous/Dreamweaver stencils.



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