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    Question asked 2017-03-31 13:42:04 ... Most recent comment 2017-03-31 14:22:00
    Acrylic Sizes and Adhesives Flexible Supports Industrial and Non-Traditional Products
    When making things like collages, reliefs or textured paintings, would it be okay to use non-artist paper (for example, tissue paper) if it's first thoroughly coated with acrylic medium? I read that it can be used to preserve things like leaves, so I was wondering whether (aside from being an adhesive) it would stop paper that could be acidic from becoming brittle.

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    ​In short: it can't hurt. But no, sadly it will not completely halt the chemical degradation mechanisms that contribute to the build up of acidic components in these types of low-quality papers over time. There is a related forum discussin on a similar subject that you may find of interest here.

    Kristin deGhetaldi
    2017-03-31 14:22:13

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