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    Paint for paper mache and wood

    What would be the best paint to use fo painting little wooden boxes and paper mache boxes? I'm planning on painting little boxes for X-mas gifts. I experimented on one little wooden box using acrylic but it came out too shiny. Of course, I used the high quality, thick acrylic. Should I use the more watery acrylic? I don't want all the extra shine because its hard to see what I painted. Also, does modge podge always make stuff shiny? Is ther a matte podge podge? I'm going to the craft store in a day or so, so I was wondering if any of you crafters had any suggestions for me.
    Thank ya in advance!

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    the cheap $1.00-type craft acrylic paint tends to be matte, though you can also water down your good acrylics, which will have a more matte finish, and is a good idea to water it down if you're going to do multpile coats. there is matte modge podge, but it's still pretty shiny. just not as shiny as the gloss version.

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    For the wood boxes, you can use matte wood varnish. It really is matte. I think for paper mache you're stuck with the modge podge or other paper sealants though.


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