Post # 1
I have been doing research on products to use to put on my home-made paper wedding invitations to make them a bit glossy. A shimmer finish would also be great if I can get a subtle product (too much would be way tacky).
So far I have come up with paper Mod Podge gloss:
Or Krylon crystal clear acrylic gloss coating:
Any suggestions? Do either of these products work well? I don’t want to risk ruining my invitations!
Post # 3
bump for bees who are craftier than moi
Post # 4
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
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
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
I would print them directly on glossy paper, that’s by far the easiest way to go. Have you already printed them?
Post # 8
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 # 9
See! This is why I needed crafty people! haha…I think I’ll just buy ’em 😉
Post # 10
If you look for “pearlized” cardstock or paper it will have a slight shimmer to it.
Post # 11
I’m going to use RANGER Perfect Pearls Mists it’s from Kmart