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Blog entry by noahsdad86 posted 03-25-2010 02:19 AM 823 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am making a red oak box for friends birthday. We were in the Marines together and I thought it would be slick to put a Marine Corps sticker on the inside of the box under the lid. I t is one of those foil stickers. I want to do a daft spray lacquer finish to make it purdy. Do I go on top of the sticker or spray first then apply the sticker. i wanted to spray the sticker on so it is really permanent but am concerned about something bad happening like the sticker or lacquer turning because they are reacting to one another. I cut a waste piece of sticker and am trying it out on scrap wood to make sure it looks okay but the box is being delivered on Saturday which does not leave time for long term testing. I dont want him to take the box home and it turn nasty and me never know. Any help or thoughts would be appreciated my concern about applying the stick post lacquer is the peel off factor.

thanks everyone in advance you folks are the bestest

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#1 posted 03-25-2010 02:41 AM

Years ago when my mother was alive, she used to glue photo’s or newspaper news to wooden plagues. She used a 3 step process. The first was a “medium” coating onto the paper item (this was to keep the ink from running or photo from smearing) the second step she sprayed a glue to both pieces and stuck it to the plaque, third was a top coating to keep the paper from discoloring. I am sorry I do not know names of the products she used. Go to a craft store and ask questions. Ask about something they one called “Decoupage”
Hope this is of some help.

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#2 posted 03-25-2010 03:49 AM

I would use a decoupage medium first then the finish

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