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artful whimsies 10-02-2012 07:19 AM

Help with Warping Pages?
Hi. I have made some Christmas books for an upcoming craft fair, with heavy cardstock and Mod Podge. I places them under something heavy to flatten out any imperfections. Now I am ready to embellish them, and find they are not as flat as I would like. How can I flatten them? Can I use an iron?

artful whimsies 10-05-2012 09:27 AM

No one has any thoughts on this??

buggainok 10-06-2012 11:20 AM

I haven't had good luck with Mod Podge either. I found it was messy to use, and took a long time to dry. Also, I had the same problem with warping. Not much helpful advice, I know, but I do feel your pain.

All the stuff I've read about Mod Podge says that since it is a water based adhesive, you must apply really thin coats to avoid saturating the paper and causing warping.

Since you've already finished your project, that doesn't help much.

As a last resort, I would probably try lightly misting the page with water, and then drying it again under something flat and heavy.

I make lots of altered composition books, and have been applying the cardstock to the front with my ATG gun. It works well, holds up with use, and needs no time to dry. You also don't have bubbles to worry about.

Good luck and hope you can salvage your project.:)

artful whimsies 10-06-2012 01:55 PM

Thanks for the reply. I will try misting them- nothing to lose at this point!

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