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
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/7212/fauxpin.htm 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 Grandes 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.
coating paper jewelry
protective coating paper jewelry
"epoxy resin" paper jewelry
Clarification of Answer by
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
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
(clearstarcorp.com) Superfrog Frog Juice (superfrog.com) Lyson Print
Guard (Lyson.com), Bulldog Ultra Coating (bulldogproducts.com)
Liquitex Solivar varnish, Krylon Crystal Clear, UV-CLear acrylic
sprays, and Sureguard (perfectiondistruibuting.com), and Lacquer-Mat
(Lacquer-mat.com) photo lacquers."