How to seal stickers onto wood?
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I make and sell handmade jewellery and I recently had the idea to try to sticking cute stickers onto wooden disks that I could then use as charms etc for use in jewellery making. However the stickers will probably peel off on their own so I know I'll need to use some sort of seal/varnish etc over the top. I'm really not too sure though of exactly what the best sort of product for this would be. Ideally I'd want the end result to come out not nice and glossy, the sticker become firmly attached to the wooden base and water/weather resisant. Well any ideas or suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated.
Posted at 11:09 am Mar 22, 2010 EDT
The Golden company has several products to do this. I use Matte Medium #3530-5 and Regular Gel Matte 3030-5. Matte Medium is applied to the wood, then the paper placed on the wet surface; then another coat of the medium. After that dries, you can put a coat of Regular Gel Matte over the whole thing. For a glossy finish you'll need to choose another of their gels, but since I don't use glossy finishes I'm not sure what is best.
These products can be bought at Michael's, and other places. This site has a wealth of information. The ways to use their products are wide ranging, so you can experiment as much as you want to create what works for you.
Posted at 11:24 am Mar 22, 2010 EDT
Thanks for you suggestion I'll definitely look into that. However I plan on using stickers not paper so I wonder if this product would still work for me. sounds like I might need to apply a product to the wood base and then apply a coat on top coat, not just a coat on top like I was expecting.
Well tanks again for the help.
Posted at 11:52 am Mar 22, 2010 EDT