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6 Tips For Using Colored Acrylic
Tip #5: When encasing shells or charms, apply a base layer of acrylic, then embed the object in the wet acrylic. Try not to pick a charm that is too thick, and work with a wet consistency so the acrylic will dry to a smoother finish.
Tip #6: Do not place designs or objects too close to the edge, since you need a good seal at the edge to prevent lifting.
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