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Old 07-22-2004, 01:23 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by stampingschutte

When you mix it with hairspray, do you dilute the hairspray first? Do you spray it after you've stamped and have the project completed or beforehand?

No, the hair spray is not diluted at all. I use the cheapest hair spray I can find in the pump kind. (Equate brand), make sure this is the liquid kind and not the aerosol kind. I mixed in about 1/8 of a teaspoon of the pearl ex. Then shake it well. Shake it well every time you use it and any time you let it sit for longer then a few minutes. I spray the paper first, let it dry (it will curl horribly at first, then relax). I then press it under some books, and then put it into my folder so it is ready to be used. You can stamp on it just fine after it is sprayed

I'm just thinking that the cardstock would have a sticky feel to it even after the spray has dried.

The card stock does not feel sticky at all. The hair spray acts as a fixative for the pearl ex, so that it does not flake off the card when it is dry.

Please elaborate, this idea sounds fabulous!! Fishy Friends is a favored set and I think I could do a lot with this technique!

This is the set my mom used to make her swaps for the convention with. She used the pearl ex colors we talked about to do the background of her card. I haven't seen the sample, but know it must have looked awesome!

Let me know if you have any more questions!

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