How can I make paper feel like plastic im making a fake currency with my little cousin Mathews face on it for his birthday he's turning 5?

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  • 12 months ago

    If you don't want to laminate it with anything like tapes, laminating sheets, etc (and the clear shelf paper on a roll is pretty flexible and thin), you could:

    ...rub it with a (white) candle on both sides (might then need to put a *bit* of baby powder or cornstarch on it to take away any tackiness if present)

    ...coat with a light layer of Mod Podge (or permanent white craft glue thinned down so it'll dry clear)

    ...spray with couple of very light layers of clear finish

    (leave it like that which will also seal any non-permanent inks and keep the paper from becoming translucent... or if you want, then paint that with a liquid polymer clay like Liquid Sculpey-Clear or Translucent Liquid Sculpey or Fimo Clear Gel, then bake in a preheated oven at 275 F for 5-10 min and let cool... use a terra cotta tile or parchment paper (or some kind of silicone thing) if you don't want the shiniest surface, or use a ceramic tile or plate or sheet of glass if you don't mind the extra shine and that may also hold it flat while heating/cooling... polymer clay and liquid polymer clay *are* plastics but the liquid clay will always be thin so quite flexible

    These pages at my polymer clay site have more on using paper with polymer clay, including liquid clay, and also a page on liquid clay itself:

    http://glassattic.com/polymer/mixing_media.htm

    > Paper of All Kinds

    > Fabric

    http://glassattic.com/polymer/LiquidSculpey.htm

    > Finish

    > (maybe) Strengthener

  • Anna D
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    How about scotch tape over a few sheets of paper sort of like lamination.

  • denise
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    Maybe with some lamination?

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