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Q: Preserving and coating paper jewelry ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Preserving and coating paper jewelry
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: rohaab-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 14 Jul 2003 12:21 PDT
Expires: 13 Aug 2003 12:21 PDT
Question ID: 229905
I'm looking for a coating that I can apply (either dip or spray) onto
paper jewelry to preserve it for moderate durability.

I have had trouble with water-based solutions in the past, as they
tend to unfold the paper (in the case of folded paper jewelry) or
discolor it.

I would like a list of items and ordering/product information that can
be used to coat paper jewelry.
Subject: Re: Preserving and coating paper jewelry
Answered By: journalist-ga on 14 Jul 2003 13:15 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Greetings Rohaab:

From a message board at
comes this titled "Re: Protection for paper jewelry":

"You might want to try Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish. It paints
onto your finished product and dries in about 20 minutes. It can be a
little bit of a challenge to get it evenly applied to 3-D pins. It
brings the color out in paper and leaves a sheen.

"Another option is a spray coating made by Illinois Bronze that is
called Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze. It was actually designed for
decoupage, collage and papier mache, and creates a bright, glass-like
coating on the project that is more durable than the Liquitex."

In another reply, Renaissance Wax was mentioned.  I searched that term
and discovered a link at
that explains what it is.  You may consider using it for a more
delicate and moveable look.


Epoxy resin (clear and colored) is mentioned at  The artist, Nicolette
Hiott, also offer a How-to on the same page for a paper jewelry pin.

"I use epoxy resins in my work as a coating for my paper collage
jewelry...Epoxy resins usually come in clear form, however there are
some brands such as Rio Grande’s Colores™ or Durenamel™ epoxy resins
which come in a variety of colors."


Should you require clarification of any of the links or information I
have provided, please request it and I will be happy to respond.

Best regards,


coating paper jewelry
protective coating paper jewelry
"epoxy resin" paper jewelry

Clarification of Answer by journalist-ga on 14 Jul 2003 13:43 PDT
ADDENDUM:  The following sprays may not apply to your needs but I
wanted to share them.  They are listed in a message at regarding
UV and other protection of inkjet printed papers - if you are
incorporating those into your jewelry, you may also be interested in
the following spray coatings:

"Coating brands that have developed followings with digital printers
include the following: Clearstar ClearShield and ClearJet
( Superfrog Frog Juice ( Lyson Print
Guard (, Bulldog Ultra Coating (
Liquitex Solivar varnish, Krylon Crystal Clear, UV-CLear acrylic
sprays, and Sureguard (, and Lacquer-Mat
( photo lacquers."
rohaab-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Preserving and coating paper jewelry
From: pinkfreud-ga on 14 Jul 2003 13:52 PDT
I have made earrings out of paper, and I highly recommend a product
called Aristocrat Liquid Glass. It's an epoxy resin that dries to a
beautiful, hard gloss.

It's the third product listed on this page:

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