(Closed) Crafty bees needed! How do I make my home-made paper invitations glossy?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

bump for bees who are craftier than moi

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would not use Mod Podge as it has a sticky finish to it, even with the sealer sprayed over it.  Look for some of the scrapbooking sprays out there to add glitter and sheen to it.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Have you found any paper suppliers? I know I got some good quality stock that had a shimmer to it from a local paper shop that I was able to print on at home.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Some gloss coatings could chip or peel. Have you considered light lamination on the front only, or printing on printer-safe gloss paper? Then you don’t have to worry about the gloss finish chipping off of any folds, decorations, etc.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would print them directly on glossy paper, that’s by far the easiest way to go. Have you already printed them?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

You would need glossy paper or shimmer paper (depending on what you choose). There is no way to make regular paper glossy by just coating it with something… unless you want to laminate it or something lol

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If you look for “pearlized” cardstock or paper it will have a slight shimmer to it.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I’m going to use RANGER  Perfect Pearls Mists it’s from Kmart

 

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