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#1 Old 02-13-2005, 11:50 AM
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This should go in the Arts and Crafts Foum, but there isn't one.



Last night I sealed shopping lists that I and my coworkers have been collecting onto my table top using a product called EnviroTex.



Warning: Do not seal paper with EnviroTex unless you've sealed it with something else first! I've ruined my project and around 100 shopping lists!



Picture of Dead Shopping Lists



The only warning on the bottle is "If you are working with thin paper, then avoid blotching by sealing first with the white glue solution Make sure glue is thoroughly dry before coating with Envirotex Lite." I read that before I used it, but I didn't know what "blotching" was, nor did I think I was using paper that qualified as "thin." Now I know that when they say "thin paper" they in fact mean "any paper."



EnviroTex can expect an upset email later today.
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#2 Old 02-13-2005, 12:10 PM
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That's such a shame, Mikie. It was a really cool idea.
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#3 Old 02-13-2005, 01:05 PM
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That's such a shame, Mikie. It was a really cool idea.

It still is a cool idea! The idea itself did not die!



I'm just going to start collecting again, and try sealing them somehow before I EnviroTex them this time. The reason I didn't seal them the first time is because they wrinkled, like wet paper on glue does, so I thought it would be better if I didn't.
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#4 Old 02-15-2005, 04:14 AM
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I've sealed paper collage with varnish (stuff used for wood) with mixed results. Hair lacquer works with some paper but isn't as tough. Let us know the solution.
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#5 Old 02-15-2005, 04:32 AM
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I have no idea what envirotex is, but transparent sticky back plastic would work on a table top.
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#6 Old 02-18-2005, 01:25 PM
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Oh no Mikie! You worked on that for so long.



I actually think it could have still been cool if all fo the lists got kind of tissue-papery looking and showed through but with it being "wet" looking in some places and dry in others it didn't look too good.



Sorry to see that. I hate when stuf doesn't work out and I wish I had my time back.
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#7 Old 02-18-2005, 02:24 PM
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It shouldn't be too long before I'm working on it again. I have nearly my whole department looking for shopping lists at work, these days.
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