Years ago there was a product you applied to the front of a thick item to decoupage, then when dried, you could wet and rub off the back, making the item plastic like and thinner to decoupage. Do you know if anything like this is still available? Thanks.
By Joyce G.
I remember using the product you are talking about called "Mod Podge" This is the official site of the product. I loved making stickers out of magazine photos.
Some profess you can take Elmers Glueall and thin with some water and get the same effect. It does work but the coating and dry time may differ. Don't use school glue though. This would work for smaller projects. I liked how you could coat a magazine photo with the mod podge and then when fully dry, dampen the photo on the back and gradually rub off the paper and be left with a nice picture that set flatly in place. I have not used it in years so do some test runs before doing anything permanent.
Another product is called Royal Coat.
I don't think you're thinking of Mod Podge, or Royal Coat (both of which are great products). It sounds like you're talking about something you make a decal/transfer with. Mod Podge is something you put on and use it to adhere a picture to a surface (decoupage). I remember there being a product like the one you describe; the paper rubs off, leaving only the image. I don't recall a name, but will try a search.
Here are some descriptions of a variety of transfer products, I think you'll find what you're looking for:
http://ths.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/crafts/2005030413005732.html (this product seems to be for transferring to fabric)
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