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Old 11-05-2007, 10:54 AM   #1
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Here's a question that came up in reponse to the shopping list for the November Mini VSN. Can you substitute photo paper for glossy cardstock?? Has anyone tried this??

Thanks in advance for any information you can provide!
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:00 AM   #2
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I have some of each on my shelf. Haven't tried stamping on the photo paper.
Just checking the "weight" of each kind, I would have to say the the photo paper is thinner. It might not hold up for making an entire card. Maybe okay for a layer. But, as I said, I haven't tried stamping on it.
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:02 PM   #3
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I have tried stamping on it and I was not happy with the results. The paper is thin and it seems to eat up the ink. The coloors fade almost as soon as I stamp them. I also accidently put some glossy to print a photo on. The black stayed wet and it seemed to have almost a 3-D effect. Not a good thing. I say stamp on a small sheet see if you like your results. I only know I did not.
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Old 11-05-2007, 02:42 PM   #4
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I had no problems with photo paper, so long as the photo paper was CHEAP (as in dollar store paper). When I used the good stuff, I had issues with fingerprinting and it bubbles when you heat it. I haven't tried actually using the cheap stuff to print photos, but so far it works fine for stamping.
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I tried polished stone with the dollar store photo paper and it worked fine, just be quick because it seems to get sticky with the alcohol. I also found out the makeup pads are NOT a subsitute for cotton balls when doing this. I think I would use felt next time.

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I've used glossy photo paper for an ink and twist technique and was not happy with the results. The color was very dull, and I used good su ink spots for the technique. I'm still needing to order su glossy, but won't waste my efferts on photo paper again.
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:58 AM   #7
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I tried photo paper - it gets really gummy when it gets wet (like with ink and etc.) I was not happy with the result... but hey, it was worth a try!
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:35 AM   #8
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No you can't - at least for the projects I use.
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Is it too late to add another "NO!"? It does get really gummy/yucky.
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