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From: JNyagoMar-19 4:15 PM 
To: Ladyartist05  (9 of 12) 
 71359.9 in reply to 71359.8 

I love Varathane.  The glossy type I often use on pendants and buttons kept its shine through many sessions in the washing machine when I kept forgetting to remove a little brooch that makes the neckline on one of my dresses more modest.  Now I no longer bother to try to remember; if I do notice the brooch when preparing the laundry, I just pop that garment into one of those net bags.  But even that probably isn't necessary.

 
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From: Ladyartist05Mar-20 1:41 PM 
To: JNyago  (10 of 12) 
 71359.10 in reply to 71359.9 

Cool!  Good to know, as I may not have washed anything yet, except my fitbit.  LOL

 

 
From: JNyagoMar-20 2:27 PM 
To: Ladyartist05  (11 of 12) 
 71359.11 in reply to 71359.10 

IMPORTANT STEP: I should have mentioned that for brooches, I not only stick the pin on the back of the brooch using Zap-a-Gap or some other instant glue, but also, after the glue sets, I use Kato Polypaste to apply a thin piece of suitably-colored clay over both the base of the pin and a bit of the back of the brooch on both sides of the pin, pushing it a bit into the three holes (in the case of the kind of pin backs I get from FireMountain Gems) on the flat part of the metal pin, and then bake once more.   After which I apply the Varathane.  Having spent enough time trying to get the photo onto the clay (often some pieces have to be discarded), I never want to lose a brooch just because the pin on the back has become detached.  The Polypaste is necessary, because without special help, it is impossible to bake a piece of raw clay onto a piece of clay that has already been baked, and I believe most glues cannot be trusted to hold well under baking, hence my addition of a new piece of clay to be baked on.  Kato Liquid Polymer Clay will work for this purpose with some things that do not get any stress, but I would not trust anything but the much thicker Polypaste to hold the pin on a brooch.  I got this idea from someone else's post somewhere--most likely not here--and I wish I could remember who, so that I could give them credit.

 

 
From: Ladyartist05Mar-20 3:09 PM 
To: JNyago unread  (12 of 12) 
 71359.12 in reply to 71359.11 

all best practice steps.  Glad you are being careful to make it secure.

 

 

 

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