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    • #5207
      laura
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      When I try to seal fabrics, they discolor as if they were wet, which is what I’m trying to prevent by sealing them! I have the same problem with thin papers, such as a decorative napkin. I’ve tried mod podge and I’ve also tried hairspray. Would a spray sealer work for this? Is there a better way?

    • #5210
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      Yes, you could try a spray sealer. I’m wondering if maybe you aren’t getting the edges coated enough and moisture is seeping in sideways. Have you tried the tape method? I show it in this video on the Resin Obsession youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86R7QBst4_o

    • #5265
      laura
      Guest

      Tape is an interesting idea. Does it need to be acid free to avoid yellowing years later?

      It’s actually the mod podge that is causing the wet look. I’m not even getting it into the resin, because I can’t get the prep correct.

    • #5270
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      Hmm. Don’t know on the tape. I have used clear packing tape without any problems, but I doubt it is acid free. Probably not a bad idea to use acid free tape. The spray sealer should work well. Have you had a chance to try that yet?

      I would also suggest you touch base with Carmi Cimicata of the I Love Resin blog. She has a lot more experience with this than I do. In fact, she recently posted a video on using fabrics in resin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfzzekCn68o

    • #85488
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      This article explains how to seal papers and fabrics for including in resin: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-frequently-asked-questions/how-to-seal-papers-or-findings-for-including-in-resin/

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