Masking and Urethane Coatings
- For a new masking paper see http://www.judikins.com for a product they
have developed. It is about 6" wide, on a roll and the adhesive is
removable, bery like 3M post it stuff. It can be cut off the roll,
laid on a clean glass surface and cut into intricate shapes. The
shapes may be laid down to serve as a mask for marbled art. Since it
is just paper, it is a one time us. It may be run through the copy
maachine or printer (with proper precautions please!) to make it
easier to cut fancy shapes.
Another good product is Judikins Diamond Glaze, a urethane water
soluble varnish. It is a thick liquid which is used to make a shiny
non-tacky finish on craft art. It may be diluted for may uses without
becoming chalky or developing odd surface artifacts.
I am now coating papers by using Diamond Glaze 8 parts of water to one
part resin. It protected against rub off and water staining. This is
good for treating papers which will go on the walls of a powder room.
Coated papers can be splashed and wiped with a towel with no ill effects.
I quickly apply the diluted wash with a wide foam brush, using an
acrylic sheet as a backboard. I then use a soft door squeegee to whish
off the excess, then hand the paper over a pipe to dry. Any puddles
need to be removed with tissue or a towel so they will not dry into
This is the best coating I have found. Most artist acrylic resins dry
tacky! It is quite permanent and is non yellowing (although I will not
put it on valuable antiquess of the family portraits.)
Washy brushes with water immediately and dispose of the washing water
properly (not in your septic system.) Don't get it on your clothes.
There is no solvent for it that I know of. I really think you could
add pigments and do up an Art Car with this stuff.