Annie Sloan's Image Medium is a water based, fast drying glue and varnish.
It builds up layers very quickly making it suitable for découpage.
It is extra thick and easy to apply but should be applied thinly. It can even seal in a thick vinyl sticker (see photo above showing steps.)
Apply over paper such as gift wrap or tissue paper, and for best results, use several layers to give a smooth finish.
If you have used Annie's Decoupage, you will know without a doubt there is NO comparison! It goes on so smooth without any air bubbles or lumps of glue under your paper. It dries so quickly that you can get a project finished in 2 hours- start to finish! You can also use Annie's clear and dark wax over the varnish and her Craqueleur over it as well. It is fabulous!
TROUBLE SHOOTING.....If your paper is tearing when using it- you are either:
1. Applying water to the paper- which is not necessary if the piece is small, and if it’s big- you only need a little water to flatten it out.
2. You are fussing with it! Leave it alone once it is applied.
3. You are applying the Decoupage glue to the paper. You need to apply it to the furniture.
Also- here is a tip! Let the paper dry and then top coat. When working with delicate papers, stretch a piece of plastic wrap over and smooth from over the wrap. That way your fingers are not actually touching the paper and tearing it. Then- carefully lift the plastic wrap and let dry.
And now- here is even more amazing functionality of the Decoupage Varnish & Glue - it is very strong and has excellent coverage. Five thin coats are enough to cover over to make a flat finish and again, it dries very quickly.
It is also a Transfer Gel. It is used on the transfer piece in Annie's Colour Recipes Book (the Classic face in black and white).
When decoupaging photos to glass - like as in an old window pane- be sure to bring the medium all the way to the edges of the panes. Annie's decoupage dries to a matte finish and will leave a halo if you don't do that.
The container stands about 2.5 inches tall and contains 125mL per pot.