I would think that may degrade the archival qualities. However, may not matter anyway because when you stick that thing on a wall with sunlight present, it's gonna fade fast. You can pickup those panels pretty cheap at home depot.Try it!
Personally, I'd like to try it with a regular piece of artist's paper, mid to heavy weight. My fingers are twitching, but I don't have a work area yet.
Not sure about spraycan UV spray. I was talking about a real automotive matte clear coat used in a airspray gun. This clear is generally used on plastic trim and black out pieces in the automotive refinish market. They are very expensive and require proper respiratory equipment.Totally agree about using the UV spray afterwards. You can find that at art supply stores, too. I like plain artist paper because it's acid-free, generally the choice for more traditional image transfers for that reason. That, and the inventor in the video stresses the use of pigmented inks when you are printing out your chosen image.
I agree that they might not last 100 years, but making sure you address all these aspects, you'd likely get a few decades - especially if you take care not to hang it in an area where sunlight hits it directly!
hmm. That might be better suited for its intended purpose. You might want to take a look at plain ol' UV for prints, along these lines. They are made for artistic purposes (though likely contain similar ingredients). I have something akin to this, just not this brand, it was the first one that popped up when I did a quick search over at Freestyle.Not sure about spraycan UV spray. I was talking about a real automotive matte clear coat used in a airspray gun. This clear is generally used on plastic trim and black out pieces in the automotive refinish market. They are very expensive and require proper respiratory equipment.
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I love the look of encaustic! Would love to find a hands-on workshop where the materials would be provided, with some practical tips on combining the resin & beeswax. Definitely another alt process on my bucket list. Was the online course pretty good, Sharon?I'll have to go watch that. Hmm, haven't done a Freestyle order in awhile! Although I don't need another technique to start on, have enough half done projects as it is! Took an online course on encaustics but only got to the practice stage and then it was the holidays and I haven't gotten back to that yet. Encaustic paintings have been found that are centuries old, guess that's pretty archival! lol it's all the beeswax and resin.
Thanks for sharing Terri!