|Forum topic by gurnie||posted 03-29-2011 09:34 PM||1977 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
03-29-2011 09:34 PM
Ok so some of you may or may not know what embossing is but i’ll give a quick explanation. Embossing ink basically works like regular ink except it’s a little more glue like. When you emboss an image you basically apply embossing ink to a stamp, stamp it onto the paper (or in this case wood). then you apply embossing powder and it hardens with a heat gun. then the image stays attached to the paper / wood.
So I have accomplished this part.
So now my issue is how do i protect this image? i want to stay away from wipe on polyurethane because I don’t want the image to smear (it may not smear with embossing powder hardened but I am interested in maybe doing polaroid transfers on my boxes, which would smear with wipe on finishes, at least the first coat or two). I tried using lacquer which not only smelled and killed some brain cells, it didn’t provide a “scratch resistant” finish like you find on a wipe on polyurethane. So is there a spray application of polyurethane? (aerosol polyurethane?) Isn’t there a water based and an oil based variant? What’s the difference? Which one dries faster? time is monies!!!
I am basically looking for a quick drying applicant that will coat over the raised image (over a series finishing coats) and protect the image. I mean if someone ones to intentionally rub off the image then that’s their doing and they ruined a box they bought… but i can scrape it off my nail pretty easily.
suggestions are very welcomed