How annoying is this? You make a beautiful pendant, it is flawless, yet a few days later you notice that bubbles have set under the glass... grrr. This was not even an intentional mistake for blogging purposes! This was a piece I made for myself because I love the combination of the ornate vintage bronze tray and the red paper.
The papers were well sealed, and I had coated the tray with ModPodge to avoid the blue rinse. So what went wrong? Here is what I think - I set the paper to the tray, and then the glass on top, and generally, you need to glue the paper to the glass first. I have a sneaky suspicion that because the tray is slightly ridged on the inside, tiny air bubbles were trapped under the paper, which surfaced through the layer of fresh DG under the glass but couldn't then escape because the edges of the DG had already dried. Just my theory!
I get far better results when I glue the glass tile to the paper first, let this dry, and then attach it to a tray. Bubbles are definitely less, but one potential problem with doing it in this order is re-soaking the paper from the back, but that can be lessened by using a different type of glue in the tray, such as E6000. Again I recommend experimenting to work out which method is best for you!
I'm going to keep this piece. The camera blows up all the little detail but I still like this pendant and it is not that obvious at first glance, so it will be my little flawed piece and I will still wear it! And ssssshhh, nobody need ever know about the bubbles. Wanna see a super close up?
(Amazing that this would have printed out as an A2 size ...I looove my new camera!!)