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Reader question: wood hardener

Hi Cyndi,

I have been browsing your mixed media artist website and must say you do have a wealth of information available there and am enjoying it very much.

I am a quilter by trade but enjoy mixed media in my spare time. I stumbled upon your site looking for information on fabric collage/books.  You mentioned using wood hardener a couple times but couldn't find a search engine for your site to find your first post on the subject of "wood hardener"

Could you please tell me (or direct me to info) what the product is and the purpose for using it on fabrics for books? Is it just for stiffening or does it leave the surface ready for writing on?

Thank you so much for your time in answering.


Hi Debbie,

I don't know if you were able to find both these posts or not:
Fabric Books - part one
Fabric Books - part two

Those are the tutorials where I'm using wood hardener.  I used a Minwax product, and it served three purposes: stiffened the fabric, sealed in the colorants on the rusted fabric, and provided a slightly more smooth surface for future writing with markers.

All the best ~

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