Sunday, January 15, 2012

Making tacky - non-tacky ...

This a sneak peek of part of a present I've been working on for my sister.  It looks great now, but I have had a technical problem to overcome.  I don't know if it's the humidity or what, but the gel medium I use regularly without mishap has been misbehaving and wouldn't dry properly.  It would have been too tacky to pack up, and would have probably become stuck to packaging en route to its new home in the UK.  So I've been trying to come up with solutions and of course the simplest was the best.  Simply mix some PVA glue with a little water, and paint over the tacky surface.  Et voila, dry, non-sticky surfaces!  Thank goodness, I was beginning to panic!

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