Decoupage

Cheryl.1947April 21, 2012

I purchased a print that was glued to canvas, however it is too shiny. Can I use a matte finish decoupage over it, without it flaking or bubbling up the print or destroying it any way? I'd like to take the gloss away. Or maybe there is a varnish that would work. Does anyone have any ideas or has anyone done or experienced the same problem.

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concretenprimroses

If you didn't pay a lot of money for it I'd try the matte finish. The decoupage won't damage the print if it is on regular paper, but you could end up with brush strokes. This might be ok.
If it is on what we used to get photos printed on back before everyone printed their own. If it has that type of emulsion you shouldn't put deoupage glue on it.
If you're not sure get advice from someone who can look at the print. You could try it on a corner first.
Good luck,
Kathy

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