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Posted on protecting an image printed on wood

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#1 posted 03-30-2011 03:55 PM

So i showed my test pieces to my teacher last night and he felt that the embossing was just sitting onto of the wood, that it wasn’t actually seeping in which is why I could scratch it off. He said I should try putting a coat or two of finish on it first (like a wipe on poly), let the poly dry, then apply embossing, then apply some more coats of poly (I am going to see if wipe on poly affects the embossing any). My only concern is there an safety issue with hitting a piece of wood with finish on it with a heat gun? (safety issues like fumes/fire) I have a cutey little heat gun, but not sure if the lacquer or poly will blow up at me if i heat it.

this is my heat gun:

anyways, what are you thoughts of applying a finish, then emboss, then more coats of finish?

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